This year, Zenith is lucky enough to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the El Primero automatic chronograph, which is being marked with the release of the Zenith El Primero A384 Revival. This is a very cool watch for a number of reasons, but first, letís look back a half century. The birth of the El Primero It was an important year in the history of watchmaking, as in 1969 the first ever quartz watch was released, as well as the first ever automatic chronograph. While a number of brands completed designs of an automatic chronograph that year (including Seiko and TAG Heuer), Zenith was the only brand to manufacture a watch that beat 36,000 per hour (or 5Hz), making it accurate to one-tenth of a second. The El Primero movement would go on to be an iconic chronograph movement, and one of the oldest in continuous production to this day. 50 years on – the Zenith El Primero A384 Revival The release of the commemorative Zenith El Primero A384 Revival is an accurate re-creation of the original A384, from the 37mm case size to the black-and-white lacquer dial (Panda dial for those who like to zoomorphise). While 37mm is smaller…

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