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Zenith El Primero 50th Anniversary

For the 50th anniversary of the legendary El Primero, Zenith presents a three-watch set that celebrates the past, present, and future of the El Primero movement. The set will include a re-edition of the 1969 El Primero chronograph, a Zenith Chronomaster 2.0 that features a black ceramic bezel and the latest generation of the El Primero, and the Defy El Primero 21 that features a 44mm titanium case and is capable of 1/100th of a second timing. 

The watches will come in a special presentation box that features a die of the chronograph’s coupling-wheel bridge and the opportunity to come to Zenith in Le Locle to hand-stamp two coupling-wheel bridges. One of the coupling-wheel bridges will be placed in the box and the other will be placed on the entrance wall of the attic chosen by Charles Vermot, the Zenith watchmaker who is credited of saving the essential components to make the El Primero by secretly storing them away during the Quartz crisis of the 70s.

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