Zenith has been very consciously adding new models to its Chronomaster Sport lineup. Last year, the brand released the first two models with a stainless steel bezel, which looked very nice. Additionally, Zenith released the Aaron Rodgers limited edition. Besides having a green dial and bezel, it was also the first Chronomaster Sport with Arabic numerals for the hour markers. Zenith is following up on that release with a regular green model this year. The brand is now also introducing a new rose gold Chronomaster Sport with a meteorite dial and a gem-set bezel. What’s not to love?

Last year’s Zenith Chronomaster Sport Aaron Rodgers was a limited edition of just 250 pieces. The reactions to that watch were very positive. The color of the dial and the Arabic numerals created a refreshingly different look for the Chronomaster Sport. That’s why it is no real surprise that Zenith has decided to add a green-dial model to the regular collection. However, as you will see, the people who bought one of last year’s 250 pieces do not need to worry that this new regular model is the same watch. While the colors might be similar, the design is noticeably different. Let’s find out more.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Green strap

A colorful addition to the Chronomaster Sport lineup

The new Chronomaster Sport in green is essentially a new color variant added to the regular collection. We all know the first two black- and white-dial versions that debuted in 2021. They were followed by the Chronomaster Sport Boutique Edition with a silver dial and a brilliantly executed tricolor ceramic bezel in shades in shades of gray and blue to match the brand’s signature sub-dials. Last year, we saw two new versions with stainless steel bezels that significantly changed the Chronomaster Sport’s look. The first was the pink-dial version for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the second was the regular-production model with a blue dial and stainless steel bezel that got a lot of praise.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Green

Now Zenith is adding a version with a bright green lacquered dial, a matching ceramic bezel, and tricolor sub-dials to its stainless steel Chronomaster lineup. As it’s the same watch as previous models, it features the same 41mm stainless steel case that is 13.8mm thick and 47mm from lug to lug. The case features pump-style pushers on the right side along with a nicely sized crown.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Green lifestyle

The bright green color is an acquired taste

The shade of green that Zenith has chosen looks like the same bright green color that we saw in the Aaron Rodgers limited edition. The bright green ceramic bezel is matched with a lacquered dial in the same hue. Unlike the limited edition for Rodgers that featured sub-dials in gray and silver, this green dial is contrasted by the signature sub-dials in shades of gray and blue. Besides that, we see many familiar details, such as the polished applied indices, the red tip of the central chronograph hand, and a color-matched date wheel. Overall, the design feels balanced and familiar.

One thing that threw me off immediately was the green color. I love a good shade of green, but this green is bright! It makes me want to see it in the metal because I might be surprised. Additionally, the green seems to clash with the blue sub-dial at 3 o’clock. While I understand the choice to use the characteristic hues for the sub-dials, I am not sold on the combination of colors. But I hold the Zenith designers in high regard, so it might be better on the wrist than in pictures. I would love to find that out in a hands-on review.

A familiar movement and a bright green rubber strap for the Chronomaster Sport

Inside the case, you will find the in-house Zenith caliber 3600. This familiar automatic 1/10th-of-a-second chronograph movement also powers the other Chronomaster Sport models. It operates at 36,000vph, has 35 jewels, and offers a 60-hour power reserve. The new Chronomaster Sport in green will be available on a matching green rubber strap or a stainless steel bracelet. I would always prefer the watch on the three-row bracelet, but the rubber strap might be the way to go if you want a colorful statement. On the rubber strap, the new Chronomaster Sport will be CHF 10,400. For buyers who prefer the stainless steel bracelet, the price will be CHF 10,900.

This might not be my favorite Chronomaster Sport, but I understand why Zenith added it to its collection. Considering the success of last year’s limited edition for Aaron Rodgers as well as two green-dial stainless steel editions for Japanese dealer Yoshida (here and here), there is a market for a bright green Chronomaster Sport. So I am sure that many fans will love this colorful addition to the lineup. Before I give my final verdict, I would love to take this new model for a spin. To be continued (hopefully)…

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Green rose gold gem-set bezel

Getting seriously flashy with a gem-set Chronomaster Sport

If bright green is not flashy enough, Zenith has you covered. If you know the Chronomaster Sport collection, you’ll already be familiar with the two regular-production models in full rose gold with white and black dials. I adore that black-dial version as it’s visually stunning. On top of that, the brand introduced a two-tone version with a silver dial and a rose gold version with a white dial and a black ceramic bezel on a leather strap. While gold itself can hardly be called modest, this is a rather modest gold collection of Chronomaster Sport models. But forget that I said that because with the new gem-set rose gold Chronomaster Sport, the brand turns the bling factor up to 11! Rolex has the Daytona “Rainbow,” and Zenith now has the Chronomaster Sport “Waterfall.”

Of course, I am only making that name up, but sign me up for this knockout of a watch. I am usually not a fan of these over-the-top show-off pieces at all, but Zenith has done everything right with this one. First, the watch features the same 41mm case and three-row bracelet, but it is now fully executed in rose gold. The case is also combined with a spectacular meteorite dial. This dial is finished by hand and given a golden color to reveal the meteorite’s unique Widmanstätten pattern.

This Chronomaster Sport has a sophisticated show-off factor

Looking closely, you’ll see that the dial features baguette-cut diamonds for the hour markers and applied chronograph counters in the traditional shades of gray and blue. Lastly, the colors of the sub-dials return on the spectacular bezel set with baguette-cut white diamonds, black spinels, and gray and blue sapphires. Do you remember that stainless steel Boutique Edition that I mentioned earlier? This is the gold version of that watch with a unique bezel in the same characteristic colors. As a nice last detail, we see a color-matched date disc in gold to let it blend in effortlessly.

Inside the case, you get the same Zenith caliber 3600 as the stainless steel model. The high-beat chronograph movement is visible through the sapphire window on the back and contrasts nicely with the rose gold case. But I doubt you will stare at the movement in amazement when you have the dial side to admire. I adore this piece because it celebrates the historic Zenith colors in a flashy style. Consequently, it is more than just a show-off piece. Rather, it’s a show-off piece that also tells a story and, with these colors, has a rather sophisticated feel compared to some of its gem-set competitors. I can’t help but adore this beauty of a watch. The only thing left for me is to save up the CHF 98,000 that this brilliant piece will cost and make a trip to the Zenith boutique. Sometimes, life is pleasantly simple.

For more information on both Chronomaster Sport models, visit the official Zenith website. Please let us know your thoughts on these two new additions to the Chronomaster Sport line in the comments section.

Watch specifications

Chronomaster Sport Green
03.3119.3600/56.R952 (strap) / 03.3119.3600/56.M3100 (bracelet)
Bright green lacquered dial with applied indices, tricolor sub-dials, and date window
Case Material
Stainless steel
Case Dimensions
41mm (diameter) × 47mm (lug-to-lug) × 13.8mm thickness
Domed sapphire with antireflective treatment on both sides
Case Back
Stainless steel and sapphire crystal
Zenith El Primero 3600 — in-house chronograph caliber, automatic and hand winding, 36,000vph frequency, 60-hour power reserve, 35 jewels
Water Resistance
10 ATM (100m)
Curved-end green rubber (20/16mm) with folding clasp or stainless steel three-row bracelet with folding clasp
Time (hours, minute, small seconds), chronograph (60-minute and 60-second counters, central 1/10th-of-a-second hand — one revolution in 10 seconds), date
CHF 10,400 (strap) / CHF 10,900 (bracelet)