Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Solar Blue’ Limited Edition, MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, has once again partnered with Swiss fine-watch manufacturer Zenith and British watch customizer Bamford Watch Department in creating an exclusive limited-edition timepiece, the El Primero Revival A384 Edge of Space Limited Edition, with only 50 produced, available for sale on 18 November 2019.
This is the second collaboration between the three parties, having launched last year’s sell-out success, the Solar Blue.
For the El Primero Revival A384 Edge of Space Limited Edition, Mr. George Bamford of Bamford Watch Department and MR PORTER worked alongside Zenith in the design of this watch, which was entirely developed and produced in-house at Zenith’s Manufacture.
Inspired by the Zenith El Primero Revival A384 model, the watch takes inspiration from several of the brand’s historical design elements. These subtle touches include the tachymeter, which references back to a 1984/86 El Primero, sub dials inspired by the calibre 146-HP from 1970, aesthetic reminders of a vintage chronograph case alongside vintage dial text font restored from the original A384.
Its unique “Edge of Space” blue dial is framed by a 37mm titanium micro blasted case, fitted with a navy blue Cordura-effect rubber strap featuring minimal white stitching designed to complement the white dial markings.
Each of these limited-edition watches will feature a special open case-back engraved and individually numbered one to 50.
Model: Zenith El Primero Revival A384 ‘Edge of Space’ Limited Edition
Reference: 97.A384.400/27.C821 – Ltd edition of 50 units
El Primero 400 Automatic
Calibre: 13¼“` (Diameter: 30mm)
Movement thickness: 6.6mm
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 nine o’clock
– central chronograph hand
– 12-hour counter at six o’clock
– 30-minute counter at three o’clock
Date indication at 4.30
Material: Titanium case with dark grey micro-blasted finishing
Diameter opening: 32.3mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal engraved with limited edition
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Special “Edge of Space” blue dial with black counters.
Hour-markers: white dots in Super-LumiNova®SLN C1 – Blue emission
Hands: rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 – Blue emission
Blue “cordura effect” strap and white stitching
Buckle: titanium micro blasted pin buckle
€8,900 EUR / £7,200 GBP / $8,600 USD