Zenith El Primero Lightweight

Zenith ‘s model with reference number 10.2260.4052W/98.R573 will be produced in a limited edition of only 100 copies. The primary objective of the manufacturer when designing this model was an watch with weight reduction, what we do not doubt they managed with a model that weighs only 40 grams.

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The case is made of carbon fiber with aluminum and ceramic structure. Its diameter is 45mm and the height is13.2 mm. Hardness on Moss scale is 1,800 Vickers, while the hardness of the standard 316L stainless steel is in the range of 160-200 Vickers. The dial is skeletonized with three dominant chronograph subdials in light gray, anthracite and blue colors. Hour markers and hands are rhodium-plated and additionally coated with SuperLiuminova SLN C1 paint.

Sapphire glass with double anti-reflective coating is one of the components waterproof case reaches 100m with. The backcase has transparent sapphire glass wich reveals the beauty of the El Primero mechanism.

Zenith El Primero 4052 W has a very low weight mechanism with only 15.45 g and some components of the mechanism are made of titanium and silicon. Zenith used titanium which is often used in aeronautics and is known for its lightness and durability, improving those parts of the mechanism that are traditionally the hardest. These elements are primarily the base plate and bridges. The mechanism also has a dual gear chronograph made of silicon the company first used in the El Primero Striking 10th. In the new model, the anchor is also made of silicon known because of its lightness and anti-magnetic properties.

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This caliber has a diameter of 30mm and a height of 6.60 mm. Its operating frequency is 36,600 / ha with reserve power of up to 50h. The automatic mechanism is composed of 334 elements, and is decorated with 31 jewels.

This lightweight watch comes with a black rubber strap made of Nomex material. Nomex is a material that is resistant to fire, invented in the ’60s of the last century by DuPont. The strap has installed the folding clasp. The recommended retail price for this model is almost as light as a feather – 22,000.00 USD.

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