In the first version, the tri-colour dial with chronograph counters in the distinctive shades of grey and blue is replaced by a similar but brighter palette entirely rendered in mother-of-pearl. No less than four different colours of mother-of-pearl are used: White mother-of-pearl for the dial, two shades of blue for the chronograph counters and grey mother-of-pearl for the constant seconds. The second version plays with three tones of taupe-brown in the signature tri-colour layout against a satin-white dial. Making each hour more precious, both dials are set with 9 diamonds for the hour markers.
Perfectly proportioned for both men and women, the 38mm steel case is identical in shape and size to the regular Chronomaster Original, though with the added pop of light and colour brought out by 56 expertly set brilliant white diamonds on the lugs. Rather than take away from the instantly recognizable Chronomaster Original silhouette with its bezel-less constructions and geometric forms, the gem-setting enhances its allure with just the right touch of audacity. Both versions of the Chronomaster Original are paired with sensual and soft calfskin leather straps in either light blue or taupe with tone-on-tone stitching, matching the colours of their dials without taking away from the splendour of the diamond-embellished case and radiant dials.
And while their exteriors are decidedly flamboyant, the new Chronomaster Original references are equipped with a serious feat of mechanical prowess: The latest generation of the renowned automatic chronograph calibre, the El Primero 3600. It beats at the same high frequency of 5Hz (36’000 VpH) as its predecessor, though its performance has been elevated to offer a 1/10th of a second chronograph function. It’s also more efficient, with an extended power reserve of 60 hours. Its design leans towards the contemporary, with a more modern and open architecture finished with sleek grey tones.
MEET THE DREAMHERS: Established in 2020, ZENITH DREAMHERS is far more than a campaign: It’s a platform that gives visionary, independent and inspirational women from all walks of life a space to share their voices and passion with likeminded women who are also reaching their stars against all odds.
A group of selected members of the press were invited to spend the evening with some of the DREAMHERS in a private villa in Madrid and had the opportunity to participate live at a panel discussion about women in the 21st century and the need for change towards more inclusiveness and equal rights. The panel discussion was broadcasted live on social media. Among the Zenith DREAMHERS that participated in the inaugural physical event were contemporary artist Teresa Juevas, chef Amandine Chaignot, professional ballerina Precious Adams, fashion retail pioneer Ghizlan Guenez, EXTREME E racer Christine Giampaoli Zonca, influencer and beauty entrepreneur Laura Noltemeyer and former Miss Switzerland and medical professional Laetitia Guarino.
The MEET THE DREAMHERS event also allowed guests to get hands-on with new accessories for the DEFY Midnight, Zenith’s first-ever collection dedicated entirely to women. One of its most adored features is its quick strap-change mechanism, allowing the wearer to quickly swap between the supplied steel bracelet and rubber or fabric straps without requiring any tools. Guests were invited to try on the new 100% vegan leather straps that look and feel like leather, available in khaki and beige colours with more options coming soon.