Zenith New Vintage 69 Watch - Utmost Elegance and Precision

Dec 10, 2009
The Zenith legendary El Primero movement was premiered in 1969 as the first high-frequency mechanical automatic chronograph caliber to join the world of watchmaking. The initial El Primero chronograph movement has subtly evolved over the time, yet maintaining its signature features. Now, it is presented as an El Primero 469 calibre to animate a vintage-styled model with a distinctive contemporary touch.

The new Zenith watch, to join the New Vintage 69 Collection, pays tribute to the legendary caliber.

With a remarkable balance frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, the movement guarantees 1/10th of a second precision. The fully integrated design of the caliber requires a minimum of space and measures short times in the most reliable and accurate way.

The movement is built from 278 strategically located and finely tuned parts that are controlled by a column wheel responding at orders received via the push-buttons of the watch. The transparent sapphire crystal case-back allows to rest ones eyes at an oscillating weight embellished with Cotes-de-Geneve.

The original case has been redesigned to come up with an even more powerful effect. The shiny plain black dial is protected by a double glare-proof sapphire crystal. The dial demonstrates a smart play on contrasting colors. It is completed with manually applied hour-markers coated with Superluminova, as well as black bead-blasted hands provided with white Superluminova for perfect legibility under any light conditions.

You will notice the small seconds sub-dial at 9 oclock and a date window at 4.30. The chronograph function is presented with help of a central seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials at 3 and 6 oclock respectively. The tachometric scale featured around the dial rim allows to measure the speed of travel.

The sophisticated Zenith New Vintage 69 watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, goes on an elegant black alligator leather strap fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle.

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