The Zenith El Primero 410: A Triple-Date Chronograph

Zenith El Primero 410 Chronograph 2

The original Zenith Calibre 410 is a rather highly revered and sought after watch.  That’s probably due in part to the fact that it has one of the best movements in the history of watch-dom, the El Primero automatic column-wheel chronograph.  The Zenith Calibre 410 is even complete with triple-calendar and moon phase.  Or, at least it was during its 1960 to 2000 production run.

Zenith El Primero 410 Chronograph 1

Now, there’s a new one to honor the old… the 500 piece limited edition Zenith El Primero 410.  Like its predecessor, the El Primero 410 is a triple-date chronograph with moon phase.  And, boy is it a good looking watch with a classic and clean design that is easy to read and stunning to look at.

Zenith El Primero 410 Chronograph Soldier

The dial and subdials are a light silver with mild texturing.  The silver indices, hour hand and minute hand mate will with the blue second hand and moon phase.  The month, day and date indicators (at 2, 10, and 4:30 positions, respectively) are really nicely integrated into the overall dial.

Zenith El Primero 410 Chronograph Back

The case is 42 mm stainless steel, up 4 mm from the original Calibre 410.  Housed inside the Zenith El Primero 410 case is its 5 hz (36,000 vph) Calibre 410 column-wheel chronograph movement that is visible through the display back, replete with Côtes de Genève engraved winding rotor.

Zenith El Primero 410 Chronograph Moon Phase

Like I said, the Zenith El Primero 410 is limited to 500 examples.  With a price of about $11,000, I imagine they won’t be that hard to sell.  I certainly want one.  For more info, check out Zenith’s website

Author: Nick Glasnovich

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