Hodinkee and Zenith are joining forces once again on a new iteration of the legendary Zenith El Primero. A celebration of an innovative legacy, The Zenith Chronomaster Original Limited Edition For Hodinkee reinterprets the modern chronograph iconic in unexpected hues. The first limited style in the Chronomaster Original line, its late 1960’s-era aesthetic is modernized just enough with the powerful El Primero 3600 automatic 1/10th of a second chronograph caliber inside and an unprecedented opaline salmon dial with counters in three shades of grey.
As the leading destination for all things watches and horology, Hodinkee’s appreciation of both Zenith’s 1969 release of the first fully integrated automatic chronograph movement, along with their Chronomaster Original line that was unveiled last year with the latest generation of the seminal calibre featuring 1/10th of a second measurement, inspired this partnership. The result is a refreshed look that is rooted in Zenith’s rich history. The first El Primero caliber was born in a game-changing era for watches, with its name meaning “the first.” The El Primero’s ethos of invention continued into the design with one of the most subtle, comfortable, and well-proportioned cases of the era, along with a dial that still feels extraordinary more than 50 years on. Altogether, Zenith watches have become an enduring symbol of chronograph design and engineering.
This collaborative edition is exclusively available on the online Hodinkee Shop and Zenith online boutiques around the world.