Continuing to celebrate 50th birthday of El Primero here on WatchProSite

Jan 14, 2019,11:57 AM
 

I have a feeling this will be whole year series of posts smile

Between 1966 and 1967 Zenith’s management decided to create the first ultra-thin,
high-frequency integrated automatic chronograph calibre,
beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour and thus able to measure one-tenths of a second.




On January 10th 1969, at a press conference held in Le Locle, Zenith announced the birth of El Primero.
Zenith was therefore the first manufacturer to publicly launch its own automatic chronograph.
Rest is history as they say

Cheers
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The good old days ! [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 14th, 2019-11:59

Or we are just getting old [nt]

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 14th, 2019-12:13

If we are the lucky ones we get old [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet - Mr Brilliant Red : January 14th, 2019-12:18

That one is very tempting, too, but I would prefer the A 386.

 
 By: amanico : January 14th, 2019-14:39
Here is the one pictured on the ad you posted... Credit picture: Jatuka. ...  

+1

 
 By: cholack : January 14th, 2019-19:33
A faithful tribute to the a386 would get me all hot n bothered

a superb watch with a very cool caliber

 
 By: psfparis : January 16th, 2019-03:02
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Wow! Excellent!!!

 
 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 16th, 2019-06:03
Thanks for sharing. Cheers D