Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith unveiled the second edition of the ‘Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third’ at the opening of its Ginza Boutique on October 14th, 2020.
Zenith Ginza Boutique
The new Ginza location is Zenith’s first flagship boutique to showcase the brand’s new concept, placing storytelling as a central element and offering visitors multisensory experience by unfolding the unique tales of Zenith in new and interactive ways. Ideally situated on Namiki Street in Ginza district, Tokyo’s premier luxury shopping area, the Zenith boutique stands out with its atmosphere as well as the services it provides.
The new Zenith Ginza Boutique is also the first to host Zenith Icons, a new concept offering the possibility of acquiring a curated selection of iconic and highly sought-after vintage Zenith watches sourced, restored and certified by the Manufacture and sold exclusively at Zenith’s boutiques. Emblematic chronographs can be expected, with all details of each watch’s provenance thoroughly researched and documented by the Manufacture’s Heritage department.
With an archive spanning Zenith’s entire production since its foundation in 1865, as well as a vast inventory of spare parts, Zenith Icons vintage watches are restored in the very same place that they were originally made and using historical components; a feat very few watch manufactures can claim.
Lupin the Third – The Second Chapter
In 2019, Zenith launched the Chronomaster A384 “Lupin The Third”, the brand’s first watch ever made to be inspired by a Japanese anime series. After the overwhelming success of the first series and the fact of a second Zenith watch appearance in the anime series Lupin The Third, Zenith is unveiling the Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition.
Limited to 200 pieces, the special series is directly inspired by a second appearance of a Zenith watch in the Lupin The Third anime series, seemingly based on an A384 El Primero chronograph and a testament to its wide-reaching significance in the 1970s. It features a white dial with contrasting black chronograph counters; a so-called “panda” dial as colloquially referred to by watch aficionados.
It comes on the steel ladder bracelet, just as the original A384 did and as depicted in Lupin The Third. The sapphire display back revealing the El Primero chronograph calibre is engraved with a drawing of Daisuke Jigen, the partner of the title character Lupin III.
The Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition is exclusively available at the Zenith Ginza Boutique, before making its way to other Zenith boutiques and e-shop as well as its retailers in the coming weeks.
Model: Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition
El Primero 400 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
Chronograph: central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at six o’clock, 30-minute counter at three o’clock
Date indication at 4:30
Material: stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
White dial with black-coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova® SLN
Hands: Black rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova® SLN
Stainless steel “ladder” bracelet
Limited edition of 200 pieces