This watch is a “refresh” of the Zenith Rainbow aviation watch which first debuted as the Zenith El Primero Rainbow Flyback in 1997. The 1997 Zenith El Primero Rainbow was based on specifications established for the French Air Force, with a primary colors (R/Y/G/B) incorporated into the dial. The “Rainbow” was later manifested in the forgettable Zenith Defy Rainbow (pictured below). This year Zenith brings back the bright colors of the Rainbow as the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow Boutique Edition, made of black Alchron (a lightweight aluminium and titanium alloy) with an aluminum bezel disc insert. Priced near $8,500.
Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow Watch
limited edition 250 pieces exclusive to Zenith boutiques
45.5mm x 14.1mm Titanium + Aluminum alloy case, automatic mechanical El Primero Calibre 405 B (column wheel flyback chronograph movement, 36,000 vph)
sub-dials: minutes counter at 3 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock and the small seconds at 9 o’clock; chronograph sweep seconds in red
Zenith Rainbow Flyback (1997)
Zenith Defy Rainbow