Retro watches are in style - and this model proves it

Zenith has just brought back to the scene a beloved, rare, historical reference, with original details in the spotlight…

This week, the Swiss watch brand presented the new Chronomaster Revival A3817, a fresh variant of the famous 1971 model, which was produced in only a thousand copies. Created with the same angular tonneau case and pump-style buttons, the watch has been redesigned to preserve its original proportions and finishes. Chronomaster Revival A3817 reflects classic references with white lacquered dial and chronographic gauges, which are done in shades of gray and blue. In addition, collectors will also notice the second counter at the 9 o'clock position, which also contains the only blue hand on the dial.

To accentuate the retro aesthetics of this model, Zenith has created two options for wearing it. The first is a steel bracelet, which represents a redesign of the Guy Freres bracelet, emblematic of the early El Primero watches. You can also choose a light brown leather strap that will develop a patina over time. Collectors will also be able to admire the legendary El Primero mechanism with a high-frequency automatic chronograph through the back of the case, which is also the only discrepancy between the original and the new version.

The external tachymeter scale of this model serves as a heart rate monitor, which is a precise function provided by a high-frequency spring from the El Primero mechanism. The seconds counter is made in a pyramidal pattern, called a "shark tooth", which further enhances readability and sophisticated details.

The new Zenith Chronomaster Revival A3817 can now be purchased for $ 8,400 and is exclusively available in the brand’s online shop and boutiques.

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