Zenith El Primero Watch Collection

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Zenith watches from the El Primero collection are destined for the wrists of the automatic watch lover. These special timepieces measure 1/100th of a second with their in-house built mechanical movement – the first chronograph automatic movement to be made in the world in the year 1969. This high balance frequency has made the El Primero watch so desirable and collectable. Many of the designs from this collection feature an openwork dial often known as a skeleton dial, which showcases some of the finest parts of the movement through the front of the watch– an insight that is only granted via the rear of the watch in many timepieces manufactured by other brands. 

Models old and new from Zenith’s El Primero collection reflect the company’s innovative spirit. The Defy El Primer 21 watch featured throughout our collection here at Berry’s, is kitted out with two escapements and an impressive 50 hour power reserve. This allows for the watch to be worn during the daytime, taken off during the night and then worn again the next morning without the wearer having to be concerned about the instrument keeping precision time. Zenith El Primero watches have been quality developed from a selection of premium materials. Inextricably tied in with Swiss precision of the very highest calibre, these timepieces epitomise expert craftsmanship and unbeatable manufacture. 

Whilst perusing our collection of Zenith El Primero watches here at Berry’s, you will notice that the designs vary in finishes, dial colours and straps. One of the most eye-catching features of an El Primero dial from Zenith is the company’s unique idea to have the chronograph counters finished in different colours to enhance a contrast against the dial surface, as well as to enhance legibility whilst extracting information from the dial. For an example, The Zenith Chronomaster El Primero 38mm Silver Dial watch showcases the 30 minute counter at 3 o’clock in a rich blue hue, the 12 hours in a dramatic black shade at 6 o’clock and the 60 seconds counter at 9 o’clock a shade darker than the main dial’s silver colour. Whether reading the time from a dial finished in a block colour or indeed an openwork face, it allows for the counters to jump out of their backdrop, especially when referencing information at a quick glance. 

Zenith El Primero watches feature black coated ceramic cases, stunningly polished push pieces on broad bezel diameters, 18ct rose gold cases and luxurious brown leather straps to name just a few options. Some gentlemen may prefer the sporty black rubber strap which features throughout the collection, whilst others will prefer the authentic feel of a classic leather band. Whether it is the in-house manufactured El Primero movement’s unbeatable capability to beat at such high frequency that draws you towards the stylish El Primero watch, or the classic look of a sporty chronograph – there is without a doubt, a design and a finish to answer the needs of every Zenith watch lover out there. 

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