Zenith has dug into its back catalogue to release the new vintage inspired “Zenith Chronomaster Revival”, also known as the “Shadow”, due to its monochromatic color-scheme. Actually this new release is a mix-match based on the A385 case, with the dial of a 1970 prototype. The end result is a sleek watch suited for sporty adventures, while down-toned enough to also pair well with social gatherings.
The 37mm case is made of titanium, while on the flip-side we encounter a see-through sapphire crystal exhibition case back, which allows to view the inner works of the mechanical movement.
We usually encounter this model with a 38mm diameter, but this is the original 1969 case that was crafted with a slightly smaller 37mm design. Aside from that the case bands and the distinctive lugs, which have been a mainstay on this model throughout most of its iterations, are still present.
It also comes equipped with two mushroom-style push-pieces to operate the chronograph functions. All topped by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 50 meters (164 feet).
Time is exhibited on a matte black dial with rhodium-plated and polished hour index markers, followed by a dark grey ring circling the periphery of the dial with a tachymeter scale.
It also includes three dark grey sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at the 3 o’clock spot, a 12-hour counter at the 6 o’clock position; and a sub-seconds at the 9 o’clock position in silver. The central rhodium-plated hour/minutes baton-style hands and hour index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent filling, for an enhanced legibility.
Zenith Chronomaster Revival ‘Shadow’
The “Zenith Chronomaster Revival ‘Shadow’” (Ref#: 97.T384.4061/21.C822) is powered by the self-winding in-house mechanical movement, caliber El Primero 4061 with 31 jewels, 282 components and 36,600 vph. It also comes equipped with an oscillating weight, decorated with a “Côtes de Genève” motif. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 50 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is a black leather “Cordura” effect strap, secured to the wrist by a microblasted titanium pin buckle. This watch is expected to become available by the summer of 2020. For more up to date information visit the official Zenith website here.
MSRP: $8,200.00 USD