In 2016, building on its many partnerships, Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith will be joining thousands of passionate classic car enthusiasts around the world at more than 50 events. The El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car embodies and pays tribute to this prestigious world in which precision, reliability and endurance are expressed through sophisticated designs exuding timeless elegance.
The legendary El Primero chronograph by Zenith is a peerlessly precise, high-performance emblem of first-rate mechanics imbued with an unmistakable sense of refinement.
Dedicated to those with a penchant for elegant speed machines, the El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car comes with a 42 mm-diameter brushed steel case fitted with a fluted crown and two round push-pieces. Its face expresses strength and distinction on an anthracite dial featuring an engine-type finish and punctuated by three counters in the original anthracite, blue and light grey colours. Enhanced by a tachymeter scale, this iconic watch face features a slim red central sweep-seconds hand as well as luminescent facetted hands and hour-markers.
Inside beats a powerful and accurate engine: the El Primero 400B automatic chronograph calibre. Its fierce pace of 36,000 vibrations per hour, enabling tenth of a second display, along with its integrated column-wheel construction, hail from a legendary lineage: that of the world’s most precise series-made chronograph developed by Zenith in 1969. This 326-part movement wound by an oscillating weight adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif drives central hours and minutes, small seconds, chronograph and date functions, while delivering a more than 50-hour power reserve.
Water-resistant to 100 metres, the El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic watch circles the wrist of gentlemen drivers by means of a rubber-lined perforated chestnut brown calfskin strap, fitted with a steel triple folding clasp.