Zenith - Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I Hong Kong Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Zenith
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 03.L384-2.400/07.M384
    Movement No: 669'052
    Case No: 565'825
    Model Name: Chronomaster A384 Revival, “Lupin the Third”- The Second Edition
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, El Primero 400, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Zenith ladder bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Zenith deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Zenith international warranty stamped Oriental Watch Co. Ltd. Hong Kong dated 12th December 2020, additional links, hang tag, microfibre cloth, leather card holder, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Calling all anime enthusiasts, especially fans who grew up with Monkey Punch’s “Lupin the Third”! This Japanese manga was born in 1965, following the escapades of Arsene Lupin III, a fictional French gentleman from a strong lineage of master thieves.

    The present Chronomaster is a revival of the original ref. A384, the exact El Primero Chronograph worn by Daisuke Jigen, Lupin’s partner in crime and deuteragonist in this seminal series. Playing on nostalgia, the warm white lacquered dial is paired with contrasting black sub-registers to create a vintage aesthetic. In correspondence to the 1970s El Primero watches, the configuration is housed in a tonneau-shaped case with a Gay Frères inspired ladder bracelet, made in stainless steel with brush finishes.

    The present Chronomaster A384 Revival, “Lupin the Third”- The Second Edition, is a rare specimen from a limited edition of 200 pieces only. Offered in excellent condition and accompanied by its original accessories, it will truly be a crime if “Lupin the Third” aficionados miss this opportunity to pinch this steal.

  • 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. 03.L384-2.400/07.M384
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, tachymeter scale, bracelet, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 200 pieces

Circa 2020
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 80,000 
€5,000-9,900
$5,100-10,300

Sold for HK$52,920

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)