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El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton
& El Primero Skeleton

Intense black

The Watch Quote™ - November 29th, 2016



Two great performers make their stage entrance and reveal their legendary mechanism through a fascinating chiaroscuro openworked design. A wide black ceramic case, an openworked dial and an ultra-technical vibe… spiced up by a sprinkling of crimson.



They radiate an imposing and distinguished presence. 45 mm of black ceramic frame a skeleton dial, in an impressive architectural display showcasing the intricacies of El Primero mechanisms. These are complicated models with a fiery temperament: the first combines a tourbillon with a high-frequency chronograph, while the second deploys the spirited energy of a classic “El Primero” chronograph.




Stunning view

A new arrival at Zenith, ceramic no sooner enters the collection than it relinquishes the starring role to the legendary ‘engines’ inside: the El Primero Calibre 4035 automatic chronograph tourbillon movement; and El Primero Calibre 400B, heir to the world’s most precise series-made chronograph developed by Zenith in 1969. Both are revealed through a deep black openworked dial enlivened by red accents. Their swift-paced 5 Hz cadence drives the ruthenium-blackened, facetted and luminescent hands sweeping over matching hour-markers. Openworked counters and a minute ring screw-secured to the movement enhance this three-dimensional display.




Black ceramic armour

Fashioned from black ceramic, their 45 mm-diameter case framing a skeleton dial conveys the image of perfectly mastered complexity. The El Primero Skeleton Tourbillon model associates the tourbillon with a high-frequency chronograph in resolutely futuristic mode. The tourbillon carriage performing one rotation per minute is offset at 11 o’clock, while the openworked chronograph counters form a figure eight.



Also beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour enabling a tenth-of-a-second display, the El Primero Skeleton chronograph movement powers central hours and minutes, small seconds, chronograph and date functions. Both models have an over 50-hour power reserve.


The strong character of the El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton and El Primero Skeleton is accentuated by a black rubber strap – perforated for the tourbillon version and carbon fibre-coated for the chronograph – fitted with a titanium and black PVD-treated triple folding clasp.



El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton & El Primero Skeleton

A uniquely alluring appearance, a darkly fascinating style


Zenith El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton & El Primero Skeleton
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Dubai, 2h November 2016

International launch in Dubai
of the El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton and El Primero Skeleton
































Zenith El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton

Technical description




  • Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph with tourbillon
  • New 45 mm ceramic case

Movement :El Primero 4035 B, automatic
Diameter:37 mm - Calibre 16½```
Movement thickness: 7.65 mm
Components:342
Jewels:35
Frequency:36 000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve:Min. 50 hours
Finishes:Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Functions :Hours and minutes in the centre
Tourbillon:
  • The carriage is positioned at 11 o’clock
  • The carriage makes one turn per minute
Chronograph:
  • Central chronograph hand
  • 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
  • 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Case: Black ceramic
Diameter:45 mm
Diameter opening::37.8 mm
Thickness:14.65 mm
Crystal:Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back:Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Dial:Black elements screwed to the movement
Hour-markers:Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova
Hands:Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova
Straps :Black rubber strap
Buckle:Black PVD-coated Titanium triple folding clasp
Reference:49.2520.4035/98.R576

Zenith El Primero Skeleton

Technical description




  • New 45 mm ceramic case
  • Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph
  • Date indication at 6 o’clock

Movement :El Primero 400 B, automatic
Diameter:30 mm - Calibre 13¼'''
Movement thickness:6.6 mm
Components:326
Jewels:31
Frequency:36 000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve:Min. 50 hours
Finishes:Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Functions :Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Date indication at 6 o’clock
Chronograph :
  • Central chronograph hand
  • 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
  • 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Case :Céramique noire
Diameter:45 mm
Diameter opening:37.8 mm
Thickness:14.05 mm
Crystal:Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back:Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance:5 ATM
Dial:Black elements screwed to the movement
Hour-markers:uthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova
Hands:Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova
Strap :Black rubber strap with carbon fiber coating
Buckle :Black PVD-coated Titanium triple folding clasp
Reference:49.2520.400/98.R578

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