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The Zenith El Primero Goes Tourbillon: Vintage Inspired Case + Cutting Edge Caliber

by on Feb.27, 2011, under Review

Much better looking than a TV. At 44mm these are a big ole chunk on the wrist, giving all you weight lovers something to sink you to the bottom of the pool with.

Since the departure of Thierry Nataf from Zenith watches in mid-2009, we’ve seen more classical, traditional looking designs.  Some of them, like watches.com/en/#/collection/flow/3/8/62″ href=”http://zenithwatches.com/en/#/collection/flow/3/8/62″ target=”_blank”>the Striking 1/10th Chronograph, are downright awesome both aesthetically, calling upon the looks of the Reference A 386 from 1969, and mechanically, offering the El Primero chronograph with a seconds hand that is capable of displaying a tenth of a second. 

Then, we have the Christophe Colomb, which took a Harrison-esque approach to ensuring that the regulating organ remains horizontal.

Today, we’re showing you a new watch in the historically inspired El Primero line – the El Primero Tourbillon.  The Zenith-bred caliber 4035 D features 325 components to make a movement that is fully automatic with a tourbillon that features a unique date indication around the rotating carriage.

The El Primero Tourbillon is available in stainless steel at a fairly reasonable price of $49,700, and in rose gold at $66,800.  Case size is 44mm.

For more details on the new Zenith El Primero Tourbillon, watches.com/en/#/collection/flow/3/6/66″ href=”http://zenithwatches.com/en/#/collection/flow/3/6/66″ target=”_blank”>click here.


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