This new Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Grande Date in 18K rose gold and stainless steel ref. 51.2160.4047/01.C713 was presented to us recently and it is one of the novelties that will be shown by this manufacture at Baselworld 2014 at the end of March. The Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Grande Date collection is fitted with a large and solid case measuring 45 mm in diameter, 15.60 mm in thickness and with a dial that features an opening where the legendary beating heart of the El Primero automatic movement with column-wheel chronograph can be appreciated.
This new watch will be available with a brown alligator strap or a full two-tone bracelet. This new model features a stainless steel case with an 18K rose gold bezel, crown and pushers. The chocolate brown dial features a 'big date' aperture at 2, a 30-minute chronograph register at 3, a three-arm small seconds hand at 9 and a sun/moon indicator —night and day— at 6 o'clock. The dial is one of the most beautiful brown dials we have ever seen and its color gets accentuated by the rose gold-plated faceted applied markers and rose gold-plated faceted hands with superluminova inlays. The beauty of the dial can be fully appreciated without any undesired reflections thanks to the domed anti-reflective double-coated sapphire crystal fitted on the watch.
The watch is fitted with a display case back that allows for full view of the impressive Zenith El Primero 4047 automatic calibre. The movement is composed of 332 parts and 32 jewels and it provides a power reserve of 50 hours while beating at a frequency of 36,000 vph. The finishing on the movement is extremely well done and the skeletonized rotor features the iconic Zenith star on bas-relief.
On the wrist the watch wears true to its size and very comfortably. The wrist presence is unparalleled and for those that don't fancy the brown dial, there is also a silver sunray dial available on this new two-tone model.
Sticker Price $17,800 USD. For more info on Zenith click here.