Zenith Presents El Primero Jumping Seconds (Foudroyante) Chronograph Watch

Feb 25, 2010
The Zenith iconic El Primero collection is to welcome a new chronograph watch the El Primero Jumping Seconds (Foudroyante) Chronograph. The timepiece will be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2010.
The new Zenith watch boasts even greater precision due to the rapid balance frequency taken to a higher level of operational efficiency: the central chronograph hand performs 10 precise micro-stops around the dial in each complete revolution of one second.

This remarkable elaboration for the chronograph mechanism is based on a number of smart technical solutions found by the brands specialists. To come up with reduced energy consumption and operating shocks, silicon has been used for the strategic components of the Caliber 4052 B movement.

The Zenith El Primero Jumping Seconds Chronograph watch fascinates the glance by its retro style. The case of the watch, measuring 43mm in diameter, is available either in stainless steel or in 18K rose gold, demonstrating a nice union of brushed and polished surfaces. The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant.

The attractive dial demonstrates intricate craftsmanship and hints at the technical refinement of the new Zenith watch, equipped with the self-winding chronograph movement. The raised outer edge shows ten divisions instead of the common 60 marks. This arrangement implies the ten exacting stops made by the "foudroyante" central chronograph hand during its one second revolution around the watch dial.

The dial, shielded by a sapphire crystal, is completed with faceted hands and hour indices that are Superluminova-coated, as well as three overlapping chronograph sub-dials presented in a nice combination of black, grey, and blue in the stainless steel model. Beneath the Zenith and El Primero dial signatures, you will notice the inscription "1/10th Of A Second".

The case-back of the watch demonstrates a sapphire crystal exhibition window that allows to rest ones eyes at the inner life of the Zenith watch. The column-wheel chronograph movement, the El Primero 4052 B caliber, has a balance wheel moving back and forth at a remarkable rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour. The movement strikes not only by its innovative technology but also its impressive aesthetics characteristics, including nice beveling and circular graining decoration, as well as a smartlyfashioned central winding rotor highlighted by the Zenith star logo.

The sporty yet refined Zenith El Primero Jumping Seconds (Foudroyante) Chronograph watch is presented on a rubber-lined black or brown alligator leather strap, fitted with a tang buckle that features the Zenith insignia. The stainless steel version of the timepiece is also available on a stainless steel bracelet equipped with a triple-deployant clasp.

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