Zenith Upgrades Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar Watch
A new twist on a classic timepiece.
55 years in the making is plenty of time to plot a course of action and innovation in the watchmaking world: Just ask Zenith, which looked to the past to offer up a new take on a classic, the Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Calendar.
At the heart of its latest LVMH Watch Week is an homage to the 1969 original: In fact, the triple chronograph watch is “based on the exact blueprint and proportions of the A386 from 1969.”
Those specs are eye-catching in their own right, as the timepiece features both triple calendar and moon phase functions, all the while housing its 1/10th of a second chronograph for extreme precision.
It notably features a date window at the 4:30 marking on the timepiece, but the moon phase is undeniably the most eye-catching feature.
It also features style points aplenty in both of its two iterations, including a striking white “panda” opaline dial with black counters and 1/100th of a second scale, and a slate grey option.
A handsome sunburst olive-green tone dial option joins the lineup as the Boutique Edition exclusive of Zenith’s latest legendary watch, offering options to suit every preference.
The legendary El Primero automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre movement within keeps things running swiftly, and a 60-hour power reserve is a highly functional feature alongside stylish strap options.
For good measure, its sapphire display back showcases the intricate inner workings in handsome fashion.
Features like a three-link steel bracelet offer sporty appeal, while a black calfskin strap option elevates the Chronomaster Original to a handsome dress watch.
At $13,900, the Zenith Chronomaster Original is an investment-level timepiece that shows that even five decades after its launch, the OG option is still a worthy blank canvas for future innovation.