I am not that Zenith-ish the last few years, but that has been different in the past. I loved the Zenith El Primero Rainbow and the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster! I also like the first model (1969) and the models from the 1970s. However, I cannot identify myself with the ‘new’ Zenith with that awful Thierry Nataf at the steering wheel. The current line of Zenith watches¬is definately not my style.
However, in the search for those older fine models, I bumped into a few nice scans posted by Bruno from Belgium in the Zenith Forum over at TimeZone. I hope he doesn’t mind, but I copied them to my photohoster to post them here. To demonstrate that there were also nice Zenith watches in the past.
This particular model is the Chronomaster, featuring the caliber 410 El Primero movement by Zenith. I have seen these models in the used market starting at¬3000 euro. Might be an option if this is your budget 🙂
In one of the replies to Bruno’s post was this link to a Zenith El Primero Chronomaster review. Click here to go to this review.
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