On January 10, 1969, Zenith El Primero A386 was launched for the first time in the world. This year is the 50th anniversary of its release. Zenith decided to launch this 38mm precision replica limited edition.
The replica Zenith El Primero A386 Revival watch retains the traditional faceted straight lug of the iconic El Primero chronograph A386, originally named ‘El Primero’, which is Spanish, referring to the first on January 10, 1969. “”. The new Zenith El Primero A386 50th Anniversary El Primero Anniversary Limited Edition is as close as the original 1969 original watch. From the case ratio to the dial and even the mirror, I have previously commented on a 100% replica of a similar nature.
The case is a nearly exact copy of the original A386 case, with the same contour, detail and 38 mm diameter, in addition to the modern ZenithStar in the back and in the crown. It also has a rounded sapphire crystal mirror that replaces the original acrylic mirror, which is now available here. The original A386’s colorful three-axis grouping layout was immediately identified, and the Zenith new style maintains the same layout and color as the original El Primero (the most representative and legendary watch).
The contrast was used to improve the readability of the chronograph. The options chosen at the time were light grey, anthracite and blue – this combination quickly became a sign and also appeared in this limited edition. Similarly, the hands and hour markers are original replicas with a white lacquered dial, although the gold shell corresponds to a gold needle. Zenith also copied all the marked fonts on the dial, from the speedometer to the six o’clock logo. In short, you can hardly find any difference between the old and new dials.
Powering this special limited edition replica Zenith El Primero A386 Revival is Zenith’s self-produced automatic movement 400, 31 drills, which bouncing at a high frequency of 36,000 bph and providing a 50-hour power reserve when fully wound. Like all other Zenith movements, the movement’s surface and finish are very special and have a pendulum with a Zenith star logo.