LVMH Watch Week: A Closer Look At Zenith’s 2021 Creations
Fresh for 2021, Zenith releases a new Chronomaster Sport, a Chronomaster Revival A385, a DEFY 21 Urban Jungle, and a Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph.
LVMH Watch Week kicked off in style yesterday with numerous new models that will surely have the watch community buzzing with excitement. Today, we take a closer look at the offerings from Zenith, bringing you all the details about each of the watches.
Zenith Chronomaster Sport
The Zenith Chronomaster Sport is a particularly sporty chronograph in terms of both its functions and its design. The Chronomaster Sport pushes the boundaries of high-frequency precision with timing to 1/10th of a second thanks to a new El Primero 3600 caliber that beats at a frequency of 5 Hz and an extended 60-hour power reserve.
On the aesthetic side, the 1/10th of a second reading is displayed directly on the black ceramic bezel, a first in the watch industry, which is not only novel but highly legible.
The Zenith Chronomaster Sport comes in a 41mm stainless steel case with pump-style pushers and is available with either a black or a white dial. Both dials include the brand’s signature overlapping tri-color chronograph counters in blue, anthracite, and light gray like the A386 model from 1969.
Finally, the new Zenith Chronomaster Sport comes with an integrated steel bracelet for $10,000 or a Cordura-effect rubber strap for $9,500.
Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385
The Chronomaster Revival A385 is a re-edition of a vintage El Primero timepiece from 1969 that features a gradient dial. Like the historic A385 model, the new Chronomaster Revival A385 comes in a 37mm tonneau-shaped stainless steel case with a brown gradient dial and produced using the 1969 model’s plans, resulting in a faithful reproduction of the original.
Powered by the El Primero 400 movement, the timepiece is available in two strap options. The first for $8,400 is a steel “ladder” bracelet – a modern remake of the famous Gay Frères bracelets that became emblematic of the early El Primero watches. The second option for $7,900 is a light brown calfskin leather strap that will develop a unique patina over time.
Zenith DEFY 21 Urban Jungle
This ground-breaking 1/100th of a second chronograph combines the best of Zenith’s high-precision chronograph technology with avant-garde design. The DEFY 21 Urban Jungle has been interpreted in dark khaki tones with a highly-resistant matte green ceramic case, a green-colored main plate and matching star-shaped oscillating weight, and a black rubber strap with a green Cordura-effect rubber insert.
The timepiece houses the brand’s El Primero 9004 automatic movement that includes a central seconds chronograph hand, a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, a 60-second chronograph counter at 6 o’clock, a small seconds at 9 o’clock, and a power reserve indicator (for 50 hours) at 12 o’clock.
The new Zenith DEFY 21 Urban Jungle is priced at $14,500.
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver
This 250-piece limited edition Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver combines the brand’s historic pilot watch aesthetic with inspiration from vintage aircraft design. The timepiece is housed in a 45mm sterling silver case and comes fitted with a silver dial with brushed, riveted, and takes inspiration from the fuselage of classic airplanes.
The timepiece is powered by the El Primero 4069 automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve and comes fitted on a brown calfskin leather strap with rivets, mirroring the overall aviation design.
The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver is priced at $9,700.
Stay tuned throughout the week as we bring you all the news from LVMH Watch Week!