Some decisive moments in life happen in a fraction of a second. A head-to-head towards the finish line, a ball kicked to perfection that goes into the net, but also an instinctive decision made at an important moment in life. Zenith is at the side of those who constantly evolve to realize their dreams with an equally fast chronograph: the new Chronomaster Sport collection, able to measure time intervals with an accuracy at 1/10 of a second.
The new Chronomaster Sport collection marks the beginning of a new era for the sport-chic Zenith chronograph par excellence. Once again, the Chronomaster Sport goes beyond the limits of high-frequency precision and is the ultimate expression of the unparalleled heritage of automatic chronographs that combines the spirit of the Caliber El Primero A386, the shape of the Chronomaster De Luca and the high-frequency performance provided by the El Primero caliber for over 50 years, in a unique sports chronograph for style and operation. Constantly driven by the desire to represent the future of watchmaking, Maison Zenith has drawn on the experience of the likes of El Primero, greatly increasing its performance, a characteristic perceptible by the user himself. The new El Primero 3600 caliber offers even more performance and precision than its predecessor: the time indication with 1/10 second reading accuracy is directly imprinted on the black ceramic bezel – a unique feature of this watch.
Worthy descendant of the Chronomaster collection in all respects, this emblematic line of chronographs reveals its exclusive heritage through a more refined dial, an integrated steel bracelet with optimized comfort, finishes emphasized to the maximum, the even more accurate search for proportions and an extremely precise tenth of a second reading. Featuring an elegant and robust steel case with a diameter of 41 mm with pump buttons, the new Chronomaster Sport stands out from its predecessors for its glossy black ceramic bezel. Graduated over 10 seconds, its bold contrast offers exceptional readability on the edge of the dial.
The Chronomaster Sport is available in two references. Regardless of the color of the dial – black or white – both feature the characteristic El Primero chronograph counters of three colors – blue, anthracite and light gray – just like the 1969 Model A386. Each counter is graduated out of 60 for an intuitive and instantaneous reading of the chronograph. The Chronomaster Sport is available with a built-in steel bracelet similar to those designed by Gay Frères, creator in the past of many metal bracelets for Zenith, which befits the modern and timeless aesthetic of this exceptional chronograph. In addition, the option with "Cordura" effect texturized rubber strap with steel déployante buckle is also available.
Always looking for new heights of excellence, today the Chronomaster Sport line is equipped with a new version of the most renowned movement of the Manufacture, namely the Caliber El Primero 3600. Thanks to the experience gained over fifty years with the production of the El Primero movement and high-frequency chronographs in general, Zenith is able to offer an indication of the time with a reading accuracy at 1/10 of a second via the 5 Hz escapement (36,000 A/hour), as well as a power reserve extended to 60 hours. Visible through the sapphire glass caseback, the new structure is surprisingly clear and reveals a blue column wheel and an open rotor characterized by Zenith's five-pointed star. The Chronomaster Sport is confirmed as an essential sports companion in all those moments of life when even a fraction of a second requires high-level performance. Price 9,900 EUROS with steel bracelet and 9,400 Euros with fabric strap.