Zenith as a luxury watch brand has gone over and above the requirements to maintain this status with the release of an exquisite timepiece that is worthy of showcasing and a closer look and examination of its qualities and features. The Zenith Chronomaster Revival is a watch that embodies the characteristics that legends are made of. To better introduce you to this splendid example of beauty in form and function, here are 10 things you didn't know about the Zenith Chronomaster Revival.
1. The design features timelessness meeting modern architecture
Zenith design masters have taken the circle to transform it into a work of art in the Chronomaster Revival. Upon first glance at the dial one immediately notices how the stark white background of the dial provides a clean surface for a play of concentric circles artistically positioned in the lower quadrant of the watch in three varying shades of blue. This was a brilliant move for the sake of uniqueness and a bit of whimsy within a timeless overall design that received a touch of modern.
2. The Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition is smaller and comfortable on the wrist
The stainless steel case of the Chronomaster Revival Manufacture measures just 38 mm in diameter with a thickness of 12.6 mm. Although the profile is not particularly slim but rather, middle-of-the-road, so far as wristwatches go, it has a smaller circumference than many. It looks larger than it is because of the play of optics with the circular patterns of the dial that repeat over and over in a theme. It's comfortable on the wrist and fairly lightweight.
3. It is highly legible in all lighting conditions
In the daylight, the three blue counters show up perfectly against the bright white lacquered dial, and the differences in the blue hues give each a distinction that makes them easy to read. When the light is low, the Indexes which are Rhodium-plated and faceted are also easy to read. Super-Luminova SLN C1 coating gives them a pleasant and highly legible low when the lighting is low or when it's dark.
4. A little water is okay
Although the Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition is not a diver watch, it is made to be water-resistant for up to 50 meters. If you happen to splash water on it accidentally or run through a sprinkler it won't harm the working at all. you can also wear this watch when swimming at shallow depths or taking a shower.
5. The movement is equally impressive
The movement chosen for the Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition is an in-house El Primero 400 caliber. The movement itself measures 30 mm in diameter. It is an automatic winding type beating at a frequency of 36,000 vph with 31 jewels and a power reserve of 50 hours. The functions include hours and minutes from the center, small seconds at the 9 o'clock position, a central chronograph hand, a 12-hour counter placed at the 6 o'clock position, and a 20-minute counter at the 3 o'clock position. A date indication rests at 4.30 and a tachymetric scale is included.
6. The Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition has a story behind it
This model was inspired by an attic find with an interesting background story. A worker at the brand named Charles Vermont hid away the tooling for the El Primero model in a small box that was placed in the attic. Without the contents, the brand could not produce the A386 for its intended release in 1969. When the box was discovered it yielded the secrets hidden with the design that gave the brand a model that would establish it as a serious contender of high ranking among luxury watchmakers. This story inspired the Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition and it is based upon the 1969 vintage model.
7. The movement has historical significance in horologic circles
The movement that is used in the Manufacture Edition is the El Primero Calibre which is the first automatic high-frequency chronograph movement ever made. Yes, there have been others made since its reveal, but this particular movement has great historical significance within the watchmaking industry as one of the technological advances worthy of mentioning. This chronograph movement was first used to power Zenith chronograph timepieces more than 50 years ago and it is still relevant today.
8. The strap completes the aesthetic
The Chronomaster Revival with its stainless steel and blue theme is complemented with the most perfect finishing touch. The strap, which is made of genuine alligator leather is finished in a lovely blue color that goes nicely with the theme of the timepiece. It comes with a matching stainless steel pin style buckle and a rubber lining on the underside for protection.
9. It comes with an attractive gift box
The Zenith Chronomaster is a very special edition, although there has been no set limit on how many will be produced. Still, the manufacturer realized that this watch deserves its own unique packaging. Each watch sold comes with a special box that is reminiscent of a book featuring a Zenith manufacture blueprint on the cover. This is a nice finishing touch suitable for storage and for gift-giving.
10. The Zenith Chronomaster Revival Manufacture Edition is available through Zenith and select vendors.
Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, there have been delays in the availability but the manufacturer is making preparations with authorized dealers to offer this magnificent timepiece for sale to the public. The initial selling price is set at just $8.700. While some may believe it to be steep, for the significance of this exquisite luxury timepiece, we think that it's set at a reasonable starting cost.
Written by Garrett Parker
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