A legend exists among horologists. The rumor is that Zenith decided to build their Chronomaster in an anodized titanium case for the ultimate dark accessory. However, as the 1970’s were approaching, bling and luster were the zeitgeist of the watch industry. Therefore, after a few prototypes were made, this black beast was shelved for a time when we needed a dark hero. Much like Batman returning to Gotham, Zenith has unveiled the CHRONOMASTER Revival Shadow.
Once was old is new again, and as such, five decades have not taken anything from this timepiece. Each one is built in a 37mm case that was saved from the smelter. These are original machined cases from 1969. They house a movement with Hz frequency, power reserve of 50 hours, and a rated depth of 5 atmospheres (50 meters or 164 feet). Here are all the finer details:
Movement:El Primero 4061
Automatic Components 282
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reservemin. 50 hours
Central chronograph hand
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Black “Cordura” effect
Clasp: Microblasted titanium pin buckle
If you value the history of iconic watches, this limited run wont last long. Click the link below for all the info.
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