Watches EL PRIMERO Chronomaster 1969

Watches EL PRIMERO Chronomaster 1969
EL PRIMERO Chronomaster 1969

Case material: steel
Case size: 42 mm
Dial: white
Crystal: Box-shaped sapphire crystal with ant-reflective treatment both sides
Strap: black alligator leather
Buckle: stainless steel triple folding clasp
Guarantee: 2+1 years
EL PRIMERO Chronomaster 1969

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SKU: 03.2040.4061/69.C496 Availability: pre-order
Basic Info
Movement: Automatic
Waterproof up to: 10 ATM
Watch type: male


The new El Primero Chronomaster 1969 chronograph is a concentrated

blend of Zenith’s genetic heritage: the historical colours of the first

El Primero chronograph are associated for the first time with the emblematic

dial opening revealing the beating heart of the movement – the signature of

the Manufacture Zenith. An authentic summary of the brand DNA.


Zenith made its mark on watchmaking history by presenting the first integrated automatic

chronograph movement in 1969. The world’s most accurate mechanical series-made calibre

– beating at a frequency of 10 vibrations per second and thus capable of measuring

1/10ths of a second – gave rise to the legendary El Primero chronograph. The unprecedented

mechanical accomplishment was not the only distinguishing element of the chronograph

presented over 40 years ago by the Manufacture Zenith. In 1969, when the trend strongly

favoured monochrome dials, the El Primero model also stood out by its multi-hued dial

featuring three counters in different colours and a red sweep seconds chronograph hand

for enhanced readability. Having lost nothing of their effectiveness, these same colour

codes are highlighted on the new El Primero Chronomaster 1969 chronograph: the two

30-minute and 12-hour counters at 3 and 6 o’clock respectively feature the same colours

as the original 1969 El Primero model: midnight blue for the former and anthracite for

the latter.

The dial opening revealing the beating heart of an exceptional movement is another

characteristic Zenith innovation. This signature which has become inseparable from the

brand with the star logo is now associated for the first time with the colour codes of the

original 1969 chronograph. Above and beyond the aesthetic effect, further reinforced

by the silver-toned inner bezel ring secured by three blued screws, this opening provides

fascinating glimpses of the perfectly synchronised beating and the magic of the gear

trains of what is now unanimously regarded as “the world’s best series-produced movement”.

To achieve optimal visibility of this heart in motion, the Zenith movement design

engineers and watchmakers have entirely rethought the construction of the calibre and

shifted the regulating organ – and its 10 vibrations per second – to 10 o’clock, on the

periphery of the movement.




This Chronomaster 1969 model houses a new automatic chronograph movement entirely

developed, fine-tuned and produced in-house, El Primero Calibre 4061. Like all El

Primero movements, it beats at the exceptional frequency of 10 vibrations per second (or

36,000 vibrations per hour) and can thereby measure 1/10ths of a second. This new chronograph

movement with an approximately 50-hour power reserve comprises 282 parts

and features meticulous finishes, visible in particular through the famous dial opening.

The new El Primero Chornomaster 1969 displays the hours, minutes, small seconds at

9 o’clock, as well as the chronograph function with a central sweep seconds hand along

with 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 3 and 6 o’clock respectively.

The new El Primero Chronomaster 1969 chronograph comes with a 42 mm-diameter

steel case that is water-resistant to 100 metres and equipped with vintage-style round pushbuttons.

It is available on a black alligator leather strap complete with steel buckle.


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