The new Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Night Vision is one of those watches that not only brings out the best in the DNA of a legendary brand, but it also features exceptional material advancements when it comes to its case construction. This new Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Night Vision ref. 24.2160.4068/21.R573 from our friends from Le Locle, is fitted with a beautiful 45 mm ceramicised aluminum case, that evokes the virtues of the ancient alchemists by constructing this watch's case from the transformation of aluminum into ceramic. Powered by the legendary automatic El Primero calibre 4068, the dial side reveals the silicon escape wheel as well as the balance wheel. Fitted with a black dial with gray border with black nickel plated faceted markers with black superluminova, the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Night Vision is simply beautiful and extremely sporty. Is the type of watch that you would want to see on the wrists of a special ops commando. The dial features opening for balance and escape wheel with small seconds indicator between 9 and 10 o'clock and a quite plain 30-minute chrono register at 3 o'clock with date aperture —composed of two individual digits— right above it.
The ceramicised aluminum case is matte finished and very smooth to the touch. To complete the rugged ultra sporty look of this new watch, the timepiece is fitted with a black rubber strap with Nomex fabric coating and black PVD-coated steel triple folding clasp and equipped with a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides to provide optimum legibility.
Fitted with a screwed-in display case back, the El Primero automatic calibre 4068 is fully visible. This movement with a diameter of 30 mm featuring 322 components and 31 jewels, beats at a frequency of 36,000 vph —5 Hz— to provide a power reserve of 50 hours when fully wound. The movement is nicely decorated following the now usual Zenith standards. The watch is water resistant to a 100 meters as long as the chrono pushers are not activated under water.
On the wrist, the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Night Vision wears true to its size and quite comfortably. This is an extremely sporty watch with strong character and fueled with Zenith's DNA all the way. A masculine timepiece reserved for those looking to build memories with their watches, while engaging in the most exciting life adventures. When can definitely see how good this watch would look paired with a fully black outfit while exploring the Amazon jungle.
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