The most recent Zenith wristwatch to grace our pages was a vintage-looking stunner. The Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special boasted a weathered aesthetic thanks to its bronze 45 mm case. Now we are welcoming another beautiful timepiece that still manages to blend a hint of retro charm with modern design. The watchmaker is not alone this time around as the Chronomaster El Primero Radar is a collaboration project.
Bamford Watch Department lends a hand to craft this limited-edition model. Being an exclusive, there are only 50 units that will be on offer across all the brand’s boutiques. Let’s get this show started by looking at the magnificent matte micro-blasted 42 mm stainless-steel case. The crown and the pushers likewise boast a similar finish.
Next, we’ll move on to what it holds within. We’re looking at a gradient Burnt brown dial with stainless-steel indices and hands. Its chronograph functions are three sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. Likewise, a date window sits just above the 6 o’clock position as well. Meanwhile, Super-LumiNova applique on the hands and indices help with visibility in low-light environments.
Bamford Watch Department reveals that the inspiration for the Chronomaster El Primero Radar comes from a 1916 pocket watch from Zenith. This classy watch is using an El Primero 400 B self-winding calibre boasting 326 components and promising a 50-hour power reserve. Finally, the wristwatch sports a black silicone strap with black Cordura fabric texture, red double stitching, and a stainless-steel triple-folding claspPurchase it now – $7,975
Images courtesy of Zenith