At the annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, the world of watchmaking’s most prestigious annual award ceremony, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport was distinguished by the jury as the winner of the “Chronograph” category and represents the latest chapter in Zenith’s longstanding legacy of exceptional chronographs.
The Chronomaster line has been one of the most emblematic chronograph collections of the 21st century; steeped in Zenith’s tradition of making exceptional, standard-setting automatic chronographs. Pushing the boundaries of high-frequency precision, the Chronomaster Sport is the culmination point in Zenith’s unequalled legacy of automatic chronographs.
Crafted in a sleek and robust steel case measuring 41 mm wide with pump-style pushers, the polished black ceramic bezel sets the new Chronomaster Sport apart from its predecessors. Graduated over 10 seconds, the bezel’s bold contrast offers exceptional legibility on the periphery of the dial.
The result of over 50 years of working and perfecting the El Primero, the Chronomaster Sport line is equipped with the newest version of the legendary calibre, the El Primero 3600. With its high frequency of 5 Hz (36’000 VpH), the movement is able to precisely offer a 1/10th of second function that’s easily readable, displayed directly on the bezel as well as the dial.
Its autonomy has also been rendered more efficient, with an extended power reserve of 60 hours. Visible through the sapphire display back, the new architecture is strikingly evident, revealing a blue column wheel and open rotor marked with the five-pointed star Zenith.
Julien Tornare, Zenith CEO stated at the GPHG ceremony: “Today, the teams at the Zenith Manufacture and I are both humbled and proud of this reward. The El Primero, now over 50 years old, was a revolution for Zenith and all of watchmaking when it was released as the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph in 1969. Half-a-century later, it still inspires us to continue to innovate and push boundaries. The Chronomaster Sport represents the best of our past and the next chapter of the El Primero’s legacy, with a new level of performance in a dynamic and sporty design. I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the jury and academy members, and to all those who passionately support Zenith.”