Zenith - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Zenith
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 17.0500.400/21
    Movement No: 114’497
    Case No: No. 074/750
    Model Name: El Primero Chronomaster
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 400, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Zenith pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Zenith guarantee stamped Ourivesaria Camanga, Lisboa dated 20th May 2000, chronometer certificate, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tastefully designed and produced in a limited edition of 750 pieces, the present El Primero Chronomaster cased in pink gold is fitted with a stunning black dial with incredible vintage appeal. Complemented with matching gold accents against its black canvas, the refined Breguet numerals, tachymeter and telemeter scales creates a wonderful contrast. Preserved in an attractive overall condition, the timepiece is chronometer certified and is numbered 74 from its edition, a great opportunity for lovers of chronograph wristwatches to acquire a vintage inspired chronograph manufactured by one of the greats of all time. The present lot is accompanied with its original guarantee, as well as its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1865

    Since Zenith's beginnings, founder George Favre-Jacot sought to manufacture precision timepieces, realizing quality control was best maintained when production was housed under one roof. Zenith remains one of the few Swiss manufacturers to produce their own in-house movements to this day.

    Today, the brand is best known for the "El Primero," the firm's most successful automatic chronograph movement. In an interesting twist of fate, the company that owned Zenith during the 1970s decided to move on to quartz movements and therefore sought to destroy the parts and tools necessary to make mechanical movements. One watchmaker realized this folly and hid the tools and parts before they were destroyed. In 1984, he returned them to Zenith so they could once again make the El Primero movement.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 17.0500.400/21
A fine and attractive limited edition pink gold chronograph wristwatch with date, black dial, tachymeter and telemeter scales, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 74 of a limited edition of 750 pieces

Circa 2000
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$24,000 - 39,000 

Sold for HK$69,300

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022