Swiss luxury watch brand ZENITH presents a new Chronomaster Sport model in steel with a metallic blue dial. This new variant of the award-winning chronograph evokes the style of the “DeLuca” and “Rainbow” references of the 1980s and 1990s with a blue dial and polished steel bezel.
Winner of the 2021 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève “Chronograph” prize, the Chronomaster Sport is an automatic high-frequency chronograph with a 1/10th of a second function, with the elapsed time graduated over 10 seconds on the bezel.
Sporty, contemporary and unmistakably a ZENITH El Primero, the Chronomaster Sport now comes in an all-steel exterior with a striking blue tricolour dial.
Featuring elements inspired by the most emblematic El Primero references and even ZENITH chronograph references produced before the calibre’s introduction in 1969, the Chronomaster Sport with blue dial draws inspiration from two particular El Primero references: the “DeLuca” from the late 1980s and the “Rainbow” of the early 1990s.
For the first time in the Chronomaster Sport steel core collection, the engraved 1/10th of a second bezel on top of the 41mm steel case with pump-style pushers is crafted in stainless steel instead of ceramic.
With its polished surface and black filled engraved markers, it takes on a decidedly retro look, recalling those older El Primero models. The three-link steel bracelet with adjustable clasp completes the sporty-chic look.
Metallic blue with a sunburst finish, the dial of the newest Chronomaster Sport masterfully blends contrasts, textures and depths.
The chronograph counters in shades of grey and blue are as outstanding as ever, with a difference in tone and finish between the blue counter and the blue dial. The date wheel has also been matched to the dial.
The Chronomaster Sport is equipped with the latest version of the El Primero calibre, dubbed the El Primero 3600. With its high frequency of 5 Hz (36’000 VpH), the movement offers a true 1/10th of second indication. It comes with an extended power reserve of 60 hours.
The sapphire display back provides an unobstructed view of the movement, revealing a blue column wheel and open rotor marked with the five-pointed star Zenith.
The Chronomaster Sport in steel with blue dial is available at ZENITH boutiques as well as authorized ZENITH retailers around the world.
Model: ZENITH Chronomaster Sport in Steel with a Blue Dial, Reference 03.3114.3600/51.M3100
Calibre El Primero 3600
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph movement
Frequency: 36’000 VpH – 5Hz
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
Finishes: New star-shaped oscillating weight with satined finishings
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 60-second counter at 3 o’clock
1/10th of a second indication on the steel bezel
Date indication at 4:30
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Blue-toned sunray-patterned with three different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1