Zenith - The New York Watch Auction: EIGHT New York Saturday, June 10, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Zenith
    Year: 2023
    Reference No: 16.3201.3600/33.M3200
    Case No: 618’481
    Model Name: Chronomaster Original Pink Unique Piece
    Material: Stainless steel and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 3600, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Zenith bracelet, stamped AR-0702, overall max length 225mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Zenith deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Zenith blue suede presentation box; Certificate from Zenith certifying the present watch is a unique piece, and the opportunity to select an additional watch strap

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips is extremely honored and thrilled to present this unique Chronomaster Original Pink timepiece with 100% of proceeds supporting the Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization.

    Zenith released the original Chronomaster Original Pink in October 2022, Breast Cancer Awareness month, to benefit Komen. All proceeds of this limited edition, like the present unique piece, went to support Komen’s efforts to advocate for breast cancer patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support, and empower people with trustworthy information.

    Zenith's CEO Julien Tornare shared: “Supporting Susan G. Komen, with its rapport and incredible impact, is a partnership of great significance for ZENITH. The Chronomaster Original Pink unique piece will help fund impactful research and support for patients undergoing treatment, a cause we are proud and eager to be a part of over the coming years.”

    Added Komen’s VP of Corporate Partnerships, Sarah Rosales, “Zenith has been an incredible advocate and supporter for the breast cancer community for many years, and when two organizations come together under one shared mission, we can truly be unstoppable. With Zenith's partnership, creating a world without breast cancer becomes a more achievable reality every day, and we’re beyond grateful for their support.”

    The present chronograph is a unique piece with diamond-set lugs (56 brilliant cut totalling 0.22 cts) in a 38mm diameter case similar to the brand’s iconic A386; currently available in modern form as the Chronomaster Original. Offered in brand new condition, this is a wonderful opportunity to support the Komen, and own a unique Zenith El Primero.


    Subject to local laws, the buyer of this Lot may be entitled to claim a charitable contribution deduction. Under IRS regulations, a deduction will be limited to the excess of the lot’s hammer price paid over its fair market value. Phillips good faith estimate of the Lot’s fair market value is USD $12,000. Bidders are strongly advised to consult their own tax advisors to determine the application of their local tax laws to their specific circumstances and whether a charitable contribution deduction is available to them.

    Following the sale of the Lot, Phillips will provide the buyer with the Susan G. Komen contact information should the buyer wish to benefit from a charitable contribution deduction that may be available to them.

  • 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. 16.3201.3600/33.M3200
A brand new and unique stainless steel and diamond-set chronograph wristwatch with pink dial, tachymeter, date, bracelet and presentation box with proceeds benefitting Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization

38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

$8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for $30,480

Contact Specialist

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Head of Watches, Americas
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The New York Watch Auction: EIGHT

New York Auction 10 - 11 June 2023