• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2610

    Important Watches

    14 December 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 262

    Zenith. A Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date


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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Zenith. A Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date
    Signed Zenith, El Primero, Reference A386, Case No. 706D886, Circa 1969
    Cal. 3019 automatic movement, 31 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied baton numerals, outer tachometer scale, inner ring calibrated for 100 units, aperture for date between 4 and 5 o'clock, three engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minute and 12 hour registers, circular water-resistant-type case, two round chronograph buttons in the band, screw down case back, stainless steel Zenith buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38mm diam.

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    The El Primero, first released in 1969, was one of the first automatic chronograph movements ever produced. The design feature of tri-color dials on the Reference A386 is still used today on current El Primero models.

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