Swiss watch manufacture Zenith has teamed with the UK-based Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (better known as HERO) as official timekeeper of the HERO Cup.
Zenith, which was founded in 1865, has established a partnership with HERO, which was set-up in 1993 and has since become one of the most successful and respected historic endurance rallying organizations in the world.
Zenith will be the Official Timekeeper of the HERO Cup and the future winner of the HERO Cup will also receive a Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Open from a limited edition of 100 units, being produced especially to mark the partnership between HERO and the celebrated Swiss watch brand.
Powered by the legendary beating heart of the El Primero movement, the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 HERO Cup edition incorporates the HERO logo into the 12-hour counter at six o’clock and is supplied on a leather strap with special red stitching.
The back of the 42mm diameter watch, meanwhile, has a sapphire crystal centre which enables the highly finished, chronometer-certified movement to be clearly seen. Just 100 units of Zenith branded limited edition of the HERO Cup will be available.
Model: Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Open 1969 Hero Cup Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces
Movement El Primero 4061, Automatic
Calibre 13¼“` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Thickness: 6.60 mm
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve min. 50 hours
Finishes Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
– Central chronograph hand
– 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
– 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Material: stainless steel
Diameter: 42 mm
Opening diameter: 37.10 mm
Thickness: 14.05 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Silver-toned bearing the HERO CUP logo
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Black alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and red stitchings
Stainless steel triple folding clasp