Baselworld 2012: Let’s turn to a great new Zenith El Primero piece, the Espada. Although the Pilot collection is this year’s flagship, the El Primero collection has certainly received its fair share of attention this year. You’ve already seen the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969, but I think this El Primero Espada is an equally attractive piece. It is a basic 3-handed timekeeper with a high frequency El Primero 4650B automatic movement (36,000 vph). The case is perfectly sized at 40mm, with a screw down crown. The watch is available in a wide variety of metals (rose gold, stainless steel, or bi-metal) and dial options (black, white, silver). The watch is overall fairly understated, but that’s what makes it attractive to me.
Zenith El Primero Espada
40mm steel or rose gold case, automatic mechanical Zenith El Primoer 4650B caliber
The case, in stainless steel or steel and 18kt rose gold, measures 40mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back, and is water resistant to 100 meters.
Movement is the Swiss automatic Zenith in-house caliber El Primero 4650B with 22 jewels, 36,000 vph and a power reserve of 50 hours.
Dials can be had in black, white or silver sunray, all with Rhodium or rose gold plated indeces and markers.