The Zenith El Primero watch was revealed to the world 50 years ago, and it became an absolute classic. To celebrate this, as a last hurrah, Zenith is releasing a platinum version of this timeless piece. The watch will be auctioned in November this year.
It has a 38mm chronograph crafted out of platinum. It also has a blue Lapis lazuli dial, made in collaboration with the Phillips team. The dial has three white chronographs, and a date window.
Zenith’s Julien Tornare said, “This will be the first and sole El Primero in platinum.”
The rest of the watch is pretty much the same as the standard A386 remake. The case has sapphires fitted in the front and back, and the movement is like the El Primero 400. It has a blue calfskin strap, and has a power reserve of 50 hours. The Zenith El Primero One-Off will be sold at the Geneva Watch Auction: X, which is set to happen on November 9-10. The auctioneers haven’t released any expectations for the auction rate yet. But proceeds from the sale will go to Zoe4Life, a Swiss charity for children with cancer.