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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 142

    Zenith. A fine and attractive automatic chronograph wristwatch with date, multi-color dial and bracelet

    SIGNED ZENITH, CHRONOGRAPH, AUTOMATIC, EL PRIMERO, REF. 1205, CASE NO. 976D460, CIRCA 1970

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    Zenith. A fine and attractive automatic chronograph wristwatch with date, multi-color dial and bracelet
    Signed Zenith, Chronograph, Automatic, El Primero, ref. 1205, case no. 976D460, circa 1970
    Cal. 3019 PHC automatic movement, 31 jewels, white matte dial, applied luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, central red luminous chronographic hand, fifth of a second divisions, base 100 scale on grey track, outer tachymetre scale graduated to 500 units per hour on sloped raised track, one sunken engine-turned champagne subsidiary dial for constant seconds, one sunken engine-turned grey subsidiary dial for 12 hours register, one sunken engine-turned blue subsidiary dial for 30 minutes register, window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Gay Freres for Zenith bracelet, extendable deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.; overall length approx. 185 mm.


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    The present watch is a very attractive example of the legendary Zenith El Primero chronograph. Its groundbreaking automatic movement was considered state-of-the-art for the time, and it well maintained over time its technical superiority, so much that it was chosen by Rolex as the base onto which to develop their first automatic chronograph calibre, in 1987.

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