Zenith - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Zenith
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 97.G383.400/38.C881
    Movement No: 688’468
    Case No: 583’142
    Model Name: Chronomaster Revival Poker Chip
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 400, jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Luminous fabric
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Zenith pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Zenith warranty stamped SJX dated 26th November 2021, leather card holder, instruction manual, hang tag, travel case, additional strap, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    An era of beat-driven style, “Saturday Night Fever” disco nightlife, the late 1960s and 1970s was an explosion of groove and funk. Born in the mist of this exciting scene was the Zenith El Primero G383. Sporting a quirkier look from its El Primero family, the G383 features a funky sectored dial with black and gold patterns that reminds one of a poker chip you would see in a game of Texas Hold’em. Notably rarer amongst vintage models, this distinctive reference was only made in approximately 200 examples. Cased in yellow gold, the Zenith G383 embodies unusual fancy lugs design that certainly stands out with its own flair. Fast forward to 2021, this icon is reimagined thanks to the collaboration with SJX and Romain Marietta, Zenith’s head of product development. The result, a striking matte gun metal titanium Chronomaster Revival “Poker Chip” fitted with a jaw dropping luminous dial, and a glow-in-the-dark strap that can’t be missed in the dark. Micro-blasted the case of this revival model is based on the 38mm El Primero A386 giving the watch a more contemporary aesthetic. The dial is rendered in matching dark grey with matte black segments with Super-Luminova patterns that pays homage to the vintage original. Beating inside is the El Primero 400 which is the same movement found in the ref. G383. A spectacular reinterpretation of the original, the Chronomaster Revival “Poker Chip” is produced in a limited edition 200 pieces only. Practically unworn and kept in its “like-new” overall condition, this is definitely the wildest El Primero that Zenith fans must have.

  • Artist Biography

    Zenith

    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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Property from the Original Owner

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 97.G383.400/38.C881
A playful, “like-new” and impressive limited edition titanium chronograph wristwatch with luminous poker chip dial and strap, date, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 200 pieces made in collaboration with SJX

Circa 2021
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 80,000 
€5,200-10,400
$5,100-10,300

Sold for HK$119,700

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)