Geneva Watch Week: UK Replica Zenith El Primero Black and White

Though not part of the SIHH, the LVMH group’s three brands released new watches during an informal showing the industry calls “Geneva Watch Week”, with chief Jean Claude Biver presiding over the launch in a boat anchored in the Geneva lake where traditionally the Richemont Le Boat was. In fact, it is perhaps even the same boat, but now dressed in LVMH colours and open all day. The launch was graced by the very youthful Mayor of Geneva, and the LVMH brands of TAG Heuer, Zenith and Hublot reveal novelties throughout the same duration as the SIHH.

For Zenith, the launch of the basic El Primero in a striking black and white variations. An intense black ceramicised case, chiaroscuro three-counter dial and sporty perforated rubber strap reveal a fascinating take on a watchmaking legend born in 1969. The Manufacture’s iconic El Primero 36’000 bph is used in to power the watches. Two timepieces are announced in this release- a black on white and a white on black.

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The new Zenith El Primero, in black on white dial and in white on black dial.

The year 1969 was a historical year for the watch industry that saw cheap replica Zenith present the El Primero. Alongside its high-frequency movement, El Primero also established the recognisable layout of its three counters – originally in anthracite, blue and light grey. The El Primero has become a part of the Zenith DNA for almost half a century.

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White dial with black subdials. Black aluminium ceramicised case.

The original aesthetic that makes light of passing time and lends itself to infinite variations in terms of materials, styles and colours. The replica Zenith press release describes the new look as chiaroscuro interpretations. Chiaroscuro is in reference to the Italian (meaning light-dark) which is an oil painting technique, developed during the Renaissance, that uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-dimensional forms, often to dramatic effect.

The counters provide an attractive and complementary ‘visual opposites’ effect against a sunray-patterned ebony black or silver-toned base, punctuated by black luminescent facetted hour-markers and hands enhanced with bright red touches.

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The famous El Primero high beat movement with column wheel chronograph. Beating at 36,000 bph, the movement is time tested and proven reliable.

The movement, as with the name implies is the El Primero 36’000 VpH models houses a high-frequency column-wheel chronograph movement. Beating at 5Hz and powering a tenth-of-a-second display, the El Primero 400B calibre drives central hours and minutes functions, small seconds, chronograph and date, while ensuring a more than 50-hour power reserve. The domed sapphire crystal, round
push-pieces and knurled crown accentuate the powerful build of this 42mm chronograph. This beautiful mechanism and its oscillating weight – offering a fascinating visual counterpoint to the model’s binary colour codes – may be admired through the sapphire crystal back of the 100m water-resistant case.

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The version with a black dial with white counters.

The watches are delivered with a replica Zenith watches sporty perforated black rubber strap secured by a titanium and black PVD-coated triple folding clasp. Full specs and prices to be updated.

Hands-on: Cheap Replica Zenith El Primero Range Rover (Specs, Photos and Price)

There’s a common saying that ‘car’ guys are ‘watch’ guys. Behind this aphorism though is a real connection fueled by the love of fine mechanics, performance and passion. As a result collaborations between watch and car manufacturers have flourished – for the better … or worse. Case in point, Zenith and Land Rover recently announced their first watch collaboration. Now regardless of what you think of such partnerships, you have to agree that this one stands out. For a start, Landrover is not just about performance and mechanics. Its go-anywhere, tow-anything cars are an expression of freedom – a philosophy that speaks to me more than turbo-charged engines. Secondly, the replica Zenith El Primero Range Rover is simply a superb (no-fuss) chronograph. Time for a hands-on look.

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The Zenith El Primero Range Rover is a variation of the El Primero 36’000 VPH. Just like the vehicles of the British car maker, it is sophisticated and understated. Apart from a discreet Range Rover caption, exact fake Zenith watches has avoided any loud co-branding cues in favor of designing a sober, elegant special edition chronograph. The watch comes in a dynamic 42mm case with a box sapphire crystal and mushroom pushers. It is crafted in ceramised aluminum, a nod to the Range Rover chassis. The overall impression is one of urban stealth, in the spirit of modern Range Rovers rather than in that of the original rugged, off-road Land Rovers.

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The anthracite three-counter dial features a smart brushed finish and faceted hour markers. The date is indicated at 6 o’clock in white on black as it should be (sometimes brands use standard white date discs regardless the color of the dial). The hour and minutes hands are rhodium coated with luminescent material inlays.

This special edition is powered by the 400B version of the iconic El Primero chronograph personalized with a ‘Range Rover’ engraving on the rotor. Introduced in 1969, El Primero was one of the very first automatic chronographs. It is an integrated construction with column-wheel and horizontal clutch. As it is operating at 36’000 vibrations/hours, the chronograph second hands performs 10 jumps per seconds marking off tenths of a second. Not surprisingly, given the automotive background of the watch, the chronograph is complemented by a tachymetric scale, discreetly transferred on the flange.

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The replica Zenith El Primero Range Rover black rubber strap coated with perforated white or grey calfskin similar to that of the latest Range Rovers. It is closed by a triple folding buckle in black-PVD titanium.

Conclusion

The El Primero 36’000 VPH is one of our favorite Zenith watches. The restrained and thoughtful customization performed with Range Rover has not changed our minds about this – even if we are not always fans of ‘co-branded’ or ‘partnership’ models. With its reasonable size and super-light material, it is comfortable on the wrist. The El Primero engine inside ensures there is more than enough power under the hood and at € 8,900 EURO (£7,200 GBP for the UK) we think it’s fairly priced too.

Specifications of the Zenith El Primero Range Rover

Case: 42mm x 12.75mm– ceramicised aluminum – domed sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment – case- cheap replica Zenith back with sapphire crystal -100m water resistant
Movement: calibre El Primero 400B in-house integrated chronograph with automatic winding – 50h power reserve – 13’’’ ¼ – 31 jewels – 36’000 vibrations/h – hours, minutes, small seconds, date and chronograph
Strap: black rubber coated with perforated calfskin strap with black-PVD titanium triple folding buckle
Reference 24.2040.400/27.R797
Price: € 8,900 EURO (including VAT)

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