Zenith returns to one of its iconic historical models with the Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar. It's the cherished Chronomaster Original, now enhanced with day, month, and moon phase features, all while preserving its classic dimensions compared to the chronograph-only version. Driven by the latest El Primero 3610 movement featuring steadfast seconds, the Triple Calendar debuts in three distinctive color options: white, gray, and an exclusive green available at boutiques. What truly sets this release apart is the compact 38mm case, meticulously designed to replicate the precise blueprint and proportions of the original A386 from 1969.
The 38mm diameter case with a 13mm height is made of stainless-steel with a mixture of polished casebands and brushed finish surface. These contours and details closely resemble those present on the original 1969 A386 model, faithfully recreating its design and dimensions, and retaining the iconic bezel-less structure, accompanied by a raised and curved sapphire crystal.
On the flipside is a sapphire exhibition caseback that allows a view into the inner workings of the mechanical movement. It features an enchanting glimpse of the intricately adorned movement, featuring blued screws and a blued column wheel.It comes equipped with two mushroom-style push-pieces to operate the chronograph functions. All topped by a box-shaped sapphire crystal with antireflective coating. Water-resistance can reach up to 50 meters (164 feet).Time is exhibited on either a: silvery white opaline dial base with black sub-dials and a black 1/100th of a second track, an opaline slate-gray dial with silvery-white sub-dials and track, or a sunburst olive green dial with silvery-white counters. In common all versions have faceted and applied gold-plated indices, plus an inner flange with 1/10th of second track.Adopting the iconic Zenith moon phase with a triple calendar arrangement, this watch showcases the weekday display above the running seconds subdial at 9 o'clock, the month window placed above the 60-second counter at 3 o'clock, the date in its familiar trapezoidal window at 4:30, and the 60-minute counter at 6 o'clock, seamlessly incorporated with the moon phase indicator.The central gold-plated hour/minutes baton-style hands and hour index markers have all been coated with SuperLumiNova SLN C1, for an enhanced legibility. It also includes a gold faceted syringe style chronograph hand, which is also a faithful reproduction of the original A386.
Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar
The “Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar” (References below) is powered by the in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber El Primero 3610 with 35 jewels, and 36,000 vph. Power reserve can last up to 60 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is either a blue or green calfskin leather strap with exposed tone-on-tone stitchings, secured by a triple folding clasp;or for an additional price it can ship with a stainless-steel bracelet with polished center links, secured by a stainless-steel double folding clasp. For more up to date information visit the official Zenith website here.