Back from the spa - Zenith El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton

Nov 09, 2021,17:37 PM

Just got my watch back from a minor trip to Zenith service in Switzerland, which went phenomenal btw (3 months, came back flawless). I'm careful to avoid major hits but I love the fact that this watch has a highly scratch resistant ceramic case. It gets quite a bit of wear around my kids and I don't have to baby it much. 

All the other watches in my collection are 40mm or less, but this one is 45mm. I don't mind the larger size because the tourbillon feels like it deserves a more substantial case given the sporty nature. The lugs aggressively curve down, more so than with other Zenith 45mm watches, which makes it very wearable on my 6.5" wrist. Most other Zenith 45mm watches are not wearable for me. If I had to get picky, the inner glass covering the tourbillon sometimes causes reflections or obscures the view a bit. The other minor quibble is that the case back and the deployant clasp are made out of titanium and then coated black to match the rest of the watch. As a result, they pick up scratches. Would have preferred the entire thing to be ceramic, not just the main part of the case. My dealer told me that Zenith has since moved on to fully ceramic clasps and cases since 2016 when this was released.

El Primero Tourbillon Skeleton

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 By: Ambiorix : November 9th, 2021-17:42
a not so common EP variant. Congrats, Grtz,Dom

I love the hands' shape

 By: brauner : November 9th, 2021-18:05

That looks quite impressive.

 By: rip9er : November 10th, 2021-00:34
And The matte color choice works