ZENITH has succeeded in combining the minute repetition work with the legendary Chronograph El Primero. This largest of all complications, which represents a world novelty is propelled by the new caliber 4043, which consists of altogether 461 individual parts.
This poetic complication can be activated with the winding lever at 8’o clock. A bass note for the hours,a treble note for the minutes or two notes for the quarter hours, all is melody. The transparent openings of the mother-of-pearl dial embellished with a musical key offer a glimpse of the harmonious ballet of the hammers whilst the baguette diamond studded 18 carat white gold case lights up this exceptional timepiece.
Caliber: NEW El Primero 4043
Automatic chronograph movement with minute repeater
Diameter : 30.50 mm. Height : 10.36 mm
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions;Central rotor on ball bearings
22-carat white gold oscillating weight set with 153 diamonds (full cut, Top Wesselton, pure to VVS, approx. 0.29-ct).
Hour and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Minute-repeater with slide lever at 8 o’clock
18-carat white gold set with « baguette » diamonds (Top Wesselton, pure to IF-VVS, approx. 10-ct)
Diameter : 41 mm
Diameter opening : 31 mm
Curved sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Transparent sapphire case back with engraved ZENITH stars
Water-resistance up to 30 meters
Hand-made gold dial with Mother of Pearl
18-ct white gold hand-mounted applique and Star opening at 10 o’clock set by hand with diamonds (approx. 0.3 ct)
Hands: 18-carat white gold leaves
Black Galuchat strap
Buckle: 18-carat white gold triple folding buckle stamped with the ZENITH star on the cap