Zenith. A Rare Stainless Steel Tonneau-shaped Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Pulsation Scale and Bracelet
Zenith. A Rare Stainless Steel Tonneau-shaped Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Pulsation Scale and Bracelet

SIGNED ZENITH, CHRONOGRAPH, AUTOMATIC, EL PRIMERO, REF. A3818, CASE NO. 233E045, CIRCA 1972

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Zenith. A Rare Stainless Steel Tonneau-shaped Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Date, Pulsation Scale and Bracelet
Signed Zenith, Chronograph, Automatic, El Primero, Ref. A3818, Case No. 233E045, Circa 1972
Movement: Automatic, Cal. 3019 PHC
Dial: Blue, luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, date, tachymeter scale
Case: Stainless steel, screw back, two round buttons in the band, 37mm diam.
Bracelet/Clasp: Zenith and Gay Frères bracelet, stamped 3 69, overall approximate length 7 inches
Accompanied By: A Zenith Extract from the Archives confirming delivery of the present watch between January and May, 1972, product literature and a Zenith presentation box

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Lot Essay

The Zenith El Primero A3818 is one of the most desirable vintage Zenith models and has received the nickname "Covergirl" since it is the cover watch of the Zenith book by Manfred Rössler. The present example further impresses with its steel Gay Frères bracelet.

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