During Baselworld 2014, Zenith presented to the press a significant number of novelties that included the Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow. However, this new watch was finally officially released two days ago. With our readers in mind, we took some pictures of this new watch during our meeting with Zenith in Baselworld that finally we are able to publish for your viewing pleasure. Nothing like looking at live pictures of new watches. Following the design of the Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th Tribute to Felix Baumgartner, this time the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow is presented with a black dial with white Arabic numerals, colorful accents —yellow, green, blue and fluorescent pinkish— on its 30-minute chrono register at 3 o'clock, red numerals for the first 20 minutes of its graduated rotating bezel and a bright fluorescent pinkish seconds hand that rounds out the design equation.
The generous stainless steel case on this watch measures 45.5 mm in diameter but wears slightly smaller. Up until now, the El Primero Stratos Flyback was only available in two different dial combos. One with a blue dial, a blue bezel and blue rubber strap and the other with the same dial configuration as the Stratos Flyback Striking 10th Tribute to Felix Baumgartner.
This watch is fitted with the automatic column-wheel chronograph movement El Primero calibre 405 B —instead of the 4057 B in the Tribute to Felix Baumgartner model— with flyback function. This automatic calibre is composed of 331 parts, 31 jewels and it provides a power reserve of 50 hours when fully wound while beating at a frequency of 36,000 vph.
On the wrist the watch wears very comfortably and slightly smaller than its actual size. The watch is fitted with a matching stainless steel bracelet with deployant clasp.
Sticker Price $9,200 USD. For more info on Zenith click here.