One of the most interesting timepieces that Zenith debuted this year was the Heritage 146 Chronomaster, which comes in a 38 mm x 12.45 mm vintage style 1969 El Primero stainless steel case (as opposed to 42 mm or larger). The Heritage 146 is fundamentally the same as the Zenith […]

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Heritage 146 Hands-On

Zenith launched an all-new El Primero watch and movement under the “Defy” moniker at Baselworld 2017, and despite the fact that the aesthetics of the timepiece have been a polarizing topic of discussion amongst the watch community (due to the resemblance to Hublot), it is the horological importance of the […]

Baselworld 2017: Zenith Defy El Primero 21

In 2015, Zenith debuted the all-new El Primero Chronograph Classic, which was basically the chronograph version of the Elite 6150, also launched in 2015. This year, at Baselworld 2017, Zenith has – somewhat quietly – debuted a renamed version that is now called the Elite Chronograph Classic, at a starting […]

Baselworld 2017: Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic

Under the direction of their new CEO, Jean-Frédéric Dufour, Zenith has focused heavily on the El Primero movement, and traditional aesthetics. Last year, at Baselworld, you could already see a new sense of excitement around the brand, and their newly developed timepieces. Especially, the hot new EL Primero Striking seconds […]

New Classic Zenith Tourbillons

As a tribute to Zenith’s aviation history, this year at Baselworld they launched four Pilot watches. Three of the watches comes in a 48 mm case, one in a 40 mm case, which is pictured. Considering that 48 mm is huge on most people’s wrists, the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type […]

Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 40 mm

This is the Zenith Captain Elite Central Second. It is presented in a 40 mm by 8.15 mm steel case with a domed sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment and a silver-toned sunray finish dial. The rose gold facetted hour and minute hands, and hour markers, contrast against the silver dial […]

Quick Look: Zenith Captain Elite Central Second

In 1997, Zenith produced a professional pilot chronograph designed to meet the needs set fourth by the French Ministry of Defence. Specifically, the watch needed to remain highly precise, regardless of the g-forces (up to 11 gs), as well as resisting variations in pressure, temperature, and magnetic fields. The result […]

Introducing the Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow

This year at Baselworld, Zenith launched a new model called the Elite 6150 – powered by a new in-house movement. Zenith says that the “movement is the contemporary version of the famous Elite base movement developed in the early 1990s – an ultra-thin calibre that earned the title ‘Best Movement […]

Introducing the Zenith Elite 6150

Fullscreen Launched at Baselworld 2015, the El Primero Chronograph Classic is a brand new model for Zenith. The aesthetic is similar to the new Elite 6150 that debuted alongside it in Basel, however, they are being marketed as two separate collections. Nevertheless, the Chronograph Classic comes in a similar 42 […]

Zenith El Primero Chronograph Classic

At Baselworld this year, Zenith introduced a limited edition El Primero Chronomaster timepiece as a tribute to the Rolling Stones. Measuring 45 mm in diameter by 14.05 mm thick, the black DLC-coated titanium case features flat chronograph pushers and uniquely hollowed out lugs, similar to the El Primero Lightweight. The […]

El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tribute To The Rolling Stones

Yesterday, Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith and British car manufacturer Land Rover announced a long-term partnership commitment, beginning with a limited edition El Primero Chronograph that features design cues that pay homage to the iconic Range Rover. Why did Zenith and Land Rover form a brand partnership? First, the two company’s […]

Zenith El Primero Range Rover