Watchmakers increasingly tend to specialize in highly technical movements applied to their products, such as mechanical high frequency, which are among the most sophisticated.
One of these is Zenith , which with its original and unique El Primero Striking 10 “has come to adopt the rate of 10 alternations per second. That we are faced with a gauge that gives a precise indication of tenths of a second. Typically the other gauges are generally not more than 8 alternations per second.
In fact, the higher the frequency of oscillation of the bar is high (indicated by a rapid appearance of “tic-tac”), the higher the quality factor that determines the precision of movement.
Developed in 1969, the Zenith El Primero caliber remains unmatched to date and shows a major brand’s return to old values of watchmaking.
Specifically, the measurement of fractions of such a short time is a formidable, at least make them as legible to the naked eye. To achieve this, Zenith has made a profound evolution of the principle of Foudroyante hand. The chronograph hand makes a complete rotation in 10 seconds and each of his shots with precision indicates the tenth of a second thanks to the 100 notches carved on the dial.
With this model, Zenith Reaffirms the natural inclination which made famous the mark, namely, the chronometric performance pure.
From the aesthetic point of view this chronograph exhibits a rare force. The case of 42 mm, available in 18 carat rose gold or steel, is water resistant to 10 ATM (100 meters), and perfectly balanced, emphasizing the decidedly male character of this model. The anti-glare sapphire crystal is mounted on the dial and on the bottom.
The silver dial with sunray motif features in the version in pink gold circular satin-brushed areas. Both models are equipped with three counters in stainless appear in soft shades of blue and gray, while the pink gold version play an anthracite.
The three counters are also willing to V on the bottom of the dial and the perfect readability of timing that is guaranteed by the three different tones of the counters. The five-pointed star shines in the zenith of this timepiece.
Zenith El Primero Striking 10 “is animated by an El Primero automatic caliber 4052 B, hands, faceted and coated with superluminova are rhodium-plated or gold plated in rose gold model. The indication of the tenth of a second feature appears clearly through the chronograph hand. This elegant and sophisticated model is available with black alligator strap lined with rubber, with a buckle in stainless steel or 18K rose gold or stainless steel bracelet with triple folding clasp closure.