• Lot 310

    Zenith. A very fine, rare and large 18K white gold limited edition one minute tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with date and black dial

    SIGNED ZENITH, EL PRIMERO, GRANDE CHRONOMASTER XXT TOURBILLON MODEL, MILLÉSIME 2004, NO. 04/50, REF. 65.1260.4005, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

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    Zenith. A very fine, rare and large 18K white gold limited edition one minute tourbillon chronograph wristwatch with date and black dial
    Signed Zenith, El Primero, Grande Chronomaster XXT Tourbillon model, Millésime 2004, No. 04/50, ref. 65.1260.4005, manufactured in 2007
    El Primero cal. 4005 nickel-finished lever movement, 35 jewels, engine-turned 22K gold rotor, black matte dial, applied white gold triangular-shaped numerals in progressive sizes, aperture for eccentric tourbillon carriage surrounded by date indication, two small eccentric dials for 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, large circular case, stepped bezel, downturned fluted lugs, glazed display back secured by eight screws, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, 18K white gold Zenith hidden clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    45 mm. diam.


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    With Zenith instruction manual, card dated May 2007 for ordering the definitive guarantee, original fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present watch is number 04 of the limited edition of 50 examples of the Grande ChronoMaster XXT Tourbillon El Primero in white gold, launched in 2004. Consigned by a private collector, it is furthermore preserved in very good overall condition.

    After three years of research and development, Zenith presented its first tourbillon El Primero Grande Chronomaster XXT at the 2004 Basel World, featuring the new 4005 caliber movement composed of 319 parts. The use of this famous movement allowed to develop the fastest tourbillon in the world: beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour, this timepiece guarantees high precision with a chronograph accurate to a tenth of a second.

    It furthermore features another highly ingenious feature: the calendar disc inserted between the bridge and the tourbillon carriage turns in the opposite direction, meaning while the latter revolves in 60 seconds, the date changes at midnight in the opposite direction.

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    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR