The Chronomaster Revival Safari is a lush reinterpretation of an iconic Zenith El Primero chronograph from 1969.
The geometry and overall proportions of this fresh and modern chronograph are identical to those of the historical A384, but the look and feel of the case couldn’t be more different. Instead of the traditionally finished stainless steel in a mix of satin-brushed and polished surfaces, the Safari is crafted in titanium that’s lighter yet harder than steel.
The entire case including the star-emblazoned crown and pump-style pushers are fashioned in an intriguingly muted finish that’s entirely micro-blasted to bring out the dark nuances of titanium by absorbing light rather than reflecting it.
Exhibiting tones ranging from deep olive-green to cooler spruce tones, the dial of the Chronomaster Revival Safari is a deep matte green with contrasting black registers and tachymeter scale, with a touch of vintage inspiration with its warm beige-coloured SuperLumiNova on the applied baton markers and hands.
The white on green date wheel is perfectly camouflaged with the rest of the dial; legible when you need it but never distracting. The rubber and cordura-effect strap takes on the same khaki-green tone as the dial, and is fixed to a matte micro-blasted titanium pin buckle.
The El Primero 400 automatic high-frequency column-wheel chronograph calibre is visible through the display back. In production since 1969 and gradually evolved throughout the years, this is the closest iteration to the original version of the seminal chronograph movement.
The Chronomaster Revival Safari is available from Zenith boutiques & e-commerce from June 2021.
Model: Chronomaster Revival “Safari”
El Primero 400 Automatic 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: microblasted titanium
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Khaki green with black counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Khaki green “cordura effect” strap and white stitching
Microblasted titanium pin buckle