Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow Watch (Hands On)
by Kyle Stults on August 13, 2013
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 Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch

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)

Zenith El Primero Stratos Rainbow 2013

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 El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch Closeup

Zenith Rainbow Flyback (1997)

Zenith Rainbow Flyback 1997

Zenith Defy Rainbow

Zenith Defy Rainbow