LVMH Watch Week: A Closer Look At Zenith’s 2021 Creations

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.

By Sophie Furley

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.

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