Created in collaboration with Singapore-based watch magazine SJX Watches, the Chronomaster Revival “Poker Chip” is a modern reinterpretation of El Primero G383, a highly desirable vintage Zenith watch.
Affectionately nicknamed “Poker Chip” by collectors, the G383 was introduced in 1969 and is among the rarest and most sought-after iterations of the early El Primero variants.
Clearly a design with roots in the psychedelic era of the late 1960s, and reminiscent of the A386 and its tri-coloured dial, the G383 was characterised by a wildly sectored layout, making it one of the most extravagant designs of the decade. Developed in partnership with one of Zenith’s trusted dial suppliers at the time, the dial immediately stood out with its boldly alternating colours that recall a poker chip, earning it the nickname.
The Poker Chip dial is dark grey with printed segments in matte black and Super-Luminova. More “lume” can be found on the hour markers, chronograph scales, as well as the radial patterns around each register.
In a nod to Zenith’s landmark wristwatch, it uses the same 38 mm case as the El Primero A386, but executed in micro-blasted titanium, giving it a finely grained, dark-grey finish that echoes the colours of the dial. Within the titanium case – and visible through the sapphire back – is the El Primero movement, essentially the same calibre that made history in 1969.
Each Chronomaster Revival Poker Chip is delivered with two fabric straps, one in matte black and the other in pale green coated with Super-Luminova and is limited to 200 watches, available at Zenith boutiques and e-commerce worldwide and via SJX Watches.
Model: Zenith Chronomaster Revival “Poker Chip”
El Primero 400 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph movement
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
Dark grey with printed segments in matt black and Super-LumiNova®
Reinterpretation of the Iconic “Poker Chip” dial
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C3
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLNC3
Comes with two fabric straps, one in matt black and a full Luminova “Cordura” effect strap
Limited edition of 200 pieces
Available via SJX and on Zenith boutiques and e-commerce