The Zenith El Primero 410, a limited edition watch of 500 that goes back to Zenith's past. The watch design itself is new (with the exception of the dial), it is the movement that is from the past. The Caliber 410, that Zenith first introduced in 1969, ticks away inside of the 42mm case. The movement can be seen through an exhibition caseback, a fun feature to have but not necessary. I personally think they are a fantastic add-on and is a must with this watch, just because of the historic movement. Like all El Primero movements the movement beats at 36,000BPH and is non-hacking. The automatic movement has a power reserve of 50 hours. The chronograph has a measuring capacity of 11 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. The watch also has a full calendar, situated in a triangle formation on the dial with the date at 4:30, the day at 10 and the month at 2. The markers at 10 and 2 are stars, a subtle way to add the Zenith logo. In addition to the chronograph and calendar the watch also has a moonphase function at the 6 o'clock subdial. The watch is held onto the wrist by an alligator leather strap with a triple folding clasp. The lume choice is a bit of a mystery to me. They use C1 superluminova, which does not last NEARLY as long as BG-W9 or C3. They list C1 to be white in color, but so is BG-W9. I am not sure why they used the C1 lume. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted green (C1) rather than blue (BG-W9), but I prefer blue over green. You can see my past post on Superluminova here: http://www.itsallaboutwatches.com/2/post/2013/11/super
luminova.html. The watch is water resistant to 100m, although I don't think anyone will be swimming with a leather strap. The watch is very elegant and not to mention amazing to look at. The brushed and polished finishes give the watch a beautiful look and one that is hard to stop looking at. More information and pictures can be found on Zenith's website here: http://www.zenith-watches.com/en_en/limited-editions/el-primero/410/el-primero-410.html. The price will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $11,000, not bad for such a beautiful watch. If anyone is wondering how similar this watch is to it's predecessor, Zenith payed over $40,000 for a 1970 version of the watch with a 410 movement, so it will be extremely similar. Some information gathered from blog.perpetuelle.com. Thanks for reading!
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