Zenith El Primero Rattrapante 44mm 03.2050.4026

$11,800.00

SKU: 001-783-00887 Grimsby Location Category:
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Description

Automatic,El Primero column-wheel chronograph, rattrapante. For many, this statement may require a quick Google search for clarity. For others, these words instantly define, history, quality, innovation and horoligical significance. HISTORY: Development on the El Primero bagan in 1962. The goal was to have the worlds first automatic chronograph up and running to celebrate Zenith’s 100th birthday. QUALITY: Over 50 years since its inception, El Primero is still the most precise series-made chronograph, the only one capable of measuring short times to the nearest tenth of a second. It is also one of the most titled, having been honored by numerous distinctions. INNOVATION: The El Primero caliber has constantly evolved over the years, regularly enriched with additional complications, original mechanism and new materials. Driven by its creative boldness and rich storied history, Zenith will continue writing some of the finest chapters in the epic adventures of watch making for many decades to come. The watch at hand is the El Primero Rattrapante. Rattrapante is a French term which translates roughly meaning TO CATCH UP. Simply put, it is a split time function, not often used but very desirable as this seemingly simple function adds great value to a standard mechanical chronograph. The split time function is utilized via a hidden pusher hidden in the crown. At 44m the case is teetering on the edge of oversized but the classic and refined design tone the watch down lending an elegant feel. The dial is subtle and symmetrical, with a simple dual register chronograph and a useful double date window. Useful meaning you can actually read it at a glance. Once this watch is on your wrist it is hard to take it off as the clean lines are impossible to resist. This watch comes complete with box and papers

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