MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, presents an exclusive 25-piece limited-edition watch created in partnership with Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Zenith and British watch customizer Bamford Watch Department.
Mr George Bamford and his team worked alongside Zenith in the design of this watch, which was then entirely developed and produced in-house at Zenith’s Manufacture. Co-creating a project and product of this nature is a first for all three partners in this undertaking.
Based on the Zenith Heritage 146 model, the watch takes cues from several of the brand’s historical design elements. These subtle touches include the tachymeter inspired by a 1971 El Primero, a red seconds hand, aesthetic reminders of a vintage chronograph case and centric sub-dial rings hark back to the old Zenith recorder tell-tales and motion detecting clock.
Its unique “Solar Blue” dial is framed by a 38mm stainless steel case, fitted with a navy blue Alcantara strap featuring white stitching designed to complement the white dial markings.
Combining all of these various touch-points, Zenith, Bamford Watch Department and MR PORTER have created a watch that is both familiar and yet altogether modern and new.
Each of these limited-edition watches will feature a special open case-back engraved and individually numbered one to 25.
The Zenith Chronomaster El Primero Mr. Porter Limited Edition watch costs €7,100 EUR / £6,100 GBP / $7,500 USD. The timepiece will be available for sale on 15 November 2018.
Chronomaster El Primero – 38 mm – Mr. Porter Limited Edition
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph
Special partnership with Mr. Porter and Bamford Watch Department
Exclusively available on Mr. Porter
Limited edition of 25 units
Movement: El Primero 4069, Automatic
Caliber: 13 ¼ ‘’’ (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 6.6 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 center
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
– Central chronograph hand
– 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Diameter: 38 mm
Diameter opening: 33.1 mm
Thickness: 12.45 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Special case-back with engravings
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Hour-makers: printed on the dial
Hands: Special set of white and red hands
Bracelet: Blue Alcantara strap
Buckle: Steel pin buckle
€7,100 EUR / £6,100 GBP / $7,500 USD