The open heart style has always been associated with the classic El Primero chronograph, and the fast-beating heart of the watch, with its 5Hz escapement, is fully exposed through a hole in the dial. The rather symbolic 2000s version of this watch collection somehow lost a bit of its appeal...until Zenith brought back the concept in a more modern way earlier this year. Now, the Zenith Chronomaster Open introduces a new dial color associated with the brand's boutique edition.
If the El Primero Open concept dates back to the 2000s, it has recently been improved with the new Chronomaster Open. This new collection of watches we spotted here in March is part of a Watches & Wonders novelty offering that uses most of the acclaimed Chronomaster Sport specs, but with a streamlined case but a more complex dial construction. In fact, the Zenith Chronomaster Open is essentially a Chronomaster Sport without the ceramic bezel and dial holes. Therefore, it is more attractive than the previous version...copy watches for sale
Like the standard model in the collection, the Chronomaster Open Boutique Edition features a classic 39.5mm stainless steel case that feels identical to the Chronomaster Sport in shape and finish, but with a slightly reduced diameter (minus 1.5mm), mainly due to the lack of External ceramic bezel. The crown and buttons are also the same, and the overall shape is a classic modern watch with a little retro charm. It's also a fairly durable watch with 100m water resistance and dual sapphire crystals on both sides of the watch. It's also a fairly compact wristwatch, with a respectable 45mm lug-to-lug measurement.
New to the Zenith Chronomaster Open Boutique Edition is the dial, in dark blue - the same as the Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition. Brushed by sun rays, with faceted markers and hands applied, it retains the classic grey and silver snail sub-counters that are the emblem of the El Primero watch. Being Open Zenith, there is of course a hole in the dial, which now takes up quite a bit of space between 9 o'clock and 12 o'clock, as it exposes the mechanism behind the balance wheel, escapement and the small second hand, which is located in the transparent the lower polymer plate. Replica Franck Muller
Under the hood is the El Primero Calibre 3604 inside, again basically the same movement as the Chronomaster Sport, only modified to reveal the parts. On the contrary, there's nothing wrong with that, as this movement is a powerful update to the iconic engine. Using the series' traditional 5Hz frequency, it adds a longer power reserve of 60 hours and a silicon escape wheel and anchor for anti-magnetic, lubrication-free performance. The trim has also been greatly modernized, and the display now includes a 1/10th of a second central chronograph hand that rotates around the dial in 10 seconds. The rest of the display consists of a small seconds hand at 9 o'clock, a 60-minute counter at 6 o'clock and a 60-second totalizer at 3 o'clock.
The Zenith Chronomaster Open Boutique Edition with its distinctive blue dial comes on a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet. It is adjacent to the silver and black versions. cheap luxury watches
ZENITH CHRONOMASTER OPEN BOUTIQUE EDITION
Case: 39.5mm diameter x 13mm height - 45.2mm lug-to-lug - stainless steel case, brushed and polished - smooth polished bezel - sapphire crystals with AR coating front and caseback - 100m water-resistant
Dial: Sunray-brushed blue dial - snailed subdial in two different colours - rhodium-plated faceted markers and hands, coated with Super-LumiNova - translucent polymer subdial at 9 o’clock
Movement: Calibre El Primero 3604, in-house – automatic winding – 36,000vph – 35 jewels – 60h power reserve – silicon escape wheel and lever – open base plate and bridges – central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock, 1/10th of a second central chronograph hand, 60min counter at 6 o’clock, 60sec counter at 3 o’clock – star-shaped winding rotor
Bracelet: 3-link brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp