A rendition of Zenith‘s classic triple calendar-chronograph with a subtle twist, the the El Primero 410 Singapore Edition is a 45-piece limited edition made for Zenith’s first store in Singapore. The Singapore Edition has two unique features, the more obvious being the striking deep blue dial, a darker shade of blue than found in other Zenith timepieces.
A more subtle detail is the “El Primero” in italic script, exactly the same style as found on vintage Zenith chronographs. The El Primero 410 Singapore Edition is the only timepiece in the Zenith collection now with this retro-style logo.
Though it is a minor detail, the italic logo gives the watch a readily apparent vintage feel, especially when compared with the standard issue El Primero 410. That logo sits under three lines of text, and together they do a good job of filling up the space on the dial, and giving it balance.
Though the watch is large compared to the movement, Zenith has done a good job in giving the dial balance and proportion. A wide tachymeter ring reduces the apparent size of the dial.
The watch is laid out in typical triple calendar style, with windows for the day and month on the top half, and a date window in between four and five o’clock. Integrated into the hour counter is the moon phase.
Because this is a triple, rather than an annual or perpetual calendar, it requires adjustment at the end of every month that does not have 31 days.
The indices are applied with a facetted shape, and filled with Super-Luminova, as are the hands.
The steel case is the same 42 mm with pump-style pushers as used in several other El Primero models, with well defined edges on the lugs, with a mirror finished bevel and brushed top and side surfaces.
The Singapore Edition is so engraved on the case back, along with the serial number.
45 was chosen as the edition size as 2014 is the 45 year of the El Primero, which was first introduced in 1969 as one of the first self-winding chronographs. And the triple calendar was the first complication added to the El Primero, that very same year.
And the crystal is sapphire, with a slight dome that completes the vintage-inspired aesthetic.
The El Primero 410 Singapore Edition is delivered on a dark grey crocodile strap with blue stitching. Only 45 numbered pieces will be made, with a price of 15,900 Singapore dollars with 7% tax, equivalent to about US$12,700.
They are available only at the Zenith boutique in Singapore located at:
8 Bayfront Avenue
Marina Bay Sands #B2-200
Tel: +65 6688 7744
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