CHRONOMASTER Revival A386 Manufacture Edition
Dial inspired by vintage prototypes never released and found in the Attic of the Manufacture Exclusive Manufacture Edition Original 1969 case with 38 mm diameter Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph
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For its first Manufacture Edition, exclusively available on our online store and to those who visit the Manufacture in Le Locle, Zenith is revisiting a secret part of the El Primero story and the first watches that were equipped with it. Housed in a steel case that mimics the proportions and finishes of the A386 from 1969, the signature tri-color dial is inspired by a previously unknown prototype with three shades of blue for the chronograph counters.
- 38 MMDiameter
THE SECRET ATTIC
The Chronomaster Manufacture Edition is inspired by a prototype dial for the A386 from 1969, which was never produced - until now. During the 50th anniversary of the El primero, a small box was found in the secret attic where Charles Vermot had hid the tools and plans needed to produce the El Primero calibre. Within it were a number of dials, including a previously unknown iteration of the A386's iconic tri-color dial, using three different shades of blue.
Just like the original A386 from 1969, the Chronomaster Manufacture Edition is equipped with the venerable El Primero calibre, the world's first automatic high-frequency chronograph movement. Beating at 36'000 VpH (5 Hz) and delivering a power reserve of minimum 50 hours, the El Primero is as exceptional among chronograph calibres today as it was when first launched over 50 years ago.