Jan 17, 2019,04:27 AM

Wow this is great news for every Zenith aficionado a very nice 50th anniversary set is just announced.
A collectors dream I think. My dream set no doubt.

As we already know this year legendary El Primero high-frequency chronograph celebrates half a century of avant-garde and precision.
Hence Zenith decided to make very nice set to celebrate this anniversary.

An anniversary boxed set containing three chronographs with emblematic tricolour counters.

So let's see what's inside....and inside the offer is truly amazing if you ask me


Reference: 03.A386. 400/69.C815

Original Revival of the 1969 Reference A386:

The first ever El Primero Model

Original 1969 case with 38 mm diameter

Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph


El Primero 400, Automatic


Reference: 03.3001.3600/69.C816

Entirely redesigned movement to pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the legendary El Primero movement

Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display the 1/10th of a second

1/10th of a second indication on the ceramic bezel

Increased power reserve of 60 hours

Stop second mechanism

Certified Chronometer


El Primero 3600, Automatic


Reference: 95.9012.9004/69.R582

1/100th of a second Chronograph movement

Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second

1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH - 5 Hz) ;

1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH - 50Hz)

Certified Chronometer


El Primero 9004, Automatic

Past, present and future in one box set...the past present and future of El Primero in your hands and on your wrist.

A reissue faithful to the first El Primero model of 1969;

a Chronomaster El Primero with optimized movement;

and a Defy El Primero 21 to 1/100th of a second:

the 50-piece limited-edition trilogy ‘conjugates’

high frequency in several tenses.

All in all superb offer from Zenith.
Just superb.

Big congrats in advance to future lucky 50 owners of this amazing set.

And yes once more a dream set of mine.


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We are in big big trouble :) [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-05:45

Very cool set to mark a big anniversary.

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 17th, 2019-05:55
Not really for me, but very cool indeed.

Thanks mate... at least

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-07:13
one big hunter less after this box

So, you ARE hunting?

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 17th, 2019-07:23
I thought it was game over after Tony...

One wise man said.... it's never's over when you die...

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-07:54
I'm just feeble

+1. This is the gem! [nt]

 By: massimiliano : January 17th, 2019-06:40

True gem my friend

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-07:14
Cheers D

Great minds....;) [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-07:14

Yes I like that one very much indeed

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : January 17th, 2019-07:00
Only thing that bothers me is that date at 4. I understand it was on the original, but imo it would look better without it.

Date bety 4 and 5 is so called Zenith date position

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-07:16
This time I'm for date. Cheers D

That's valid option as well

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-07:55
Cheers D

Very nice set!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : January 17th, 2019-08:38
For me, the first watch would be my choice! Best Blomman

Same here. [nt]

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : January 17th, 2019-08:56

You classic guy... you... [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-09:00

First is legend but I like the third one very much as well...

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-09:00
if I'll have to look after weak link that would be second one... interesting thing is that in box there is free slot for forth movement....the 1/1000th second movement

The second is interesting ,.....

 By: Ambiorix : January 17th, 2019-10:55
as it houses the future of the EP. Saw an interview with Zenith on IG........ Basel looks promising. Grtz,Dom

Zenith future looks bright so far...very happy about it!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-11:31
Cheers D

supa nice !

 By: Watch_kha_wen : January 17th, 2019-11:22
I love the box, not sure if they do something similar for JLC or patek ? KEv

Sorry I don't understand what you men?

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-11:33
Cheers D

I meant

 By: Watch_kha_wen : January 17th, 2019-11:37
the box with the case of timepieces, the magnifier/light to inspect the timepiece etc... really like that and would love to see that with JLC or Patek watches (meaning I would be interested to get one for me though) Kev

OH ok...thanks for clarifying

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-11:44
Cheers D

no worry

 By: Watch_kha_wen : January 17th, 2019-13:11

Wohoow, looks like a job well done. I like......

 By: HSTE : January 17th, 2019-11:24
..... number 1 as a „tribute“ and number 3 as the modern interpretation of the original. Not sure what to do with number 2. Cheers, HSTE

We share same feelings my friend

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-11:34
Cheers D

I wonder how different the new 1/10th of a second caliber 3600

 By: iadxb : January 17th, 2019-11:39
Is compared to the 4052B caliber from a few years ago. Besides the new one being chronometer certified and having hacking seconds mechanism. Guess we will find out soon... ...  

Yes let's wait a bit and see [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-11:46

The design of the 2. watch is unfortunately a step -again- in the false direction imho❗️

 By: MCG (Markus) : January 17th, 2019-12:41
Look at the Tots! Difficult to read the 3. one properly. Is this a 3 hours counter? BTW where is Magnus? He „fighted“ a lot for a clean Tot Design and succeded. Now Zenith is again at the same point as 3 years ago...

As already said in this thread...

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 17th, 2019-13:18
if needed to find "weakest link" that would be watch two but as always we need to see piece in metal to give final decisions and also de gustibus est non disputandum.. Cheers D

Wow! Bravo to Zenith!!

 By: Watcholic_id : January 17th, 2019-20:14
the idea is awesome. it would be better if they also sell those pieces as an individual piece, like what Omega did with the trilogy or release the A386 revival in 1969 pieces. so i could be able to get one the A386 revival is definitely my favorite. thank... 

Hi Nico

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 18th, 2019-01:47
Is this watch of our friend Tyo you are referring to? If so then pretty much The dial...the hands...the pushers...the crown... Or did I missed some piece our friend Tyo have? Cheers D ...  

You are right, amigo. This side by side picture was worth being posted. Bravo! We have a real Tribute here, this time.

 By: amanico : January 18th, 2019-02:48
Funny thing, I was taking my breakfast at the Kempiski when I saw at the table, just close to mine, Mr Biver in meeting, and in hurry. I wondered why, and when I took the lift, I noticed that a Zenith event was held on floor 7... It was certainly in honor... 

Quickly go go go!!!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 18th, 2019-03:18
We need live pics

It ticks all the boxes for me

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 19th, 2019-10:11
Cheers mate Best D

Each is more expensive than previous :) [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 18th, 2019-00:26


 By: andrewluff : January 18th, 2019-02:48
I saw the set this week in Geneva... wow what a set The revival is an amazing piece and is limited to only 50 pieces so cannot (to my disappointment) be bought separately! The EP21 has the best dial layout I have seen so far, the rings are the right spaci... 

Keeping my open for that spot... [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : January 18th, 2019-03:17