Zenith - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips
  • 製造商: Zenith
    年份: Circa 1971
    型號: A386
    錶殼號碼: 862D480
    型號名稱: El Primero
    材料: Stainless steel
    機芯: Automatic cal. 3019PHC, 31 jewels
    錶帶/ 錶鏈: Stainless steel Zenith Gay Frères stainless steel ladder bracelet, end links stamped ZJ, max length 210mm
    錶扣: Stainless steel Zenith deployant buckle stamped 1. 71
    尺寸: 37.5mm Diameter
    簽名: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    配件: Accompanied by unsigned Zenith International Guarantee, presentation box and product literature.

  • 圖錄文章

    Zenith’s El Primero (the first) was one of the world’s first wristwatches to feature an automatic chronograph movement. The manufacturer not only wanted to create a high frequency precision wristwatch, but also sought to advance the state-of-the-art of horology with a fully integrated, self-winding chronograph caliber. Renowned for its quality, the Zenith caliber 3019PHC is a watchmaking icon, and was the basis for Rolex’s first self-winding chronograph, the Daytona reference 16520, introduced in 1988.

    With the El Primero, Zenith created a new aesthetic with a dial that featured a combination of colors with subsidiary dials in blue, light grey, and anthracite. The hour and minute hands were in white enamel with black tips, while the chronograph hand was in red enamel. This created a modern and colorful new look for sports watches, and a move away from the more subdued aesthetics of the 1940s and 50s.

    The present classic El Primero A386 is preserved in outstanding, original condition – a remarkable feat considering it is over 5 decades old. It is fitted with a lovely and uniquely styled Gay Frères ladder bracelet. Complete with its original box and guarantee papers, it is a wonderful representation of the new, modern, and contemporary outlook watch manufacturers had in the late 1960s and 70s. This hard-to-find, early El Primero is sure to impress even the most discerning collector.

  • 藝術家簡介


    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.



型號 A386
真力時,精細,精鋼計時鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示、設速圈刻度、「Gay Frères」鏈帶。附保證書及錶盒

Circa 1971
37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

$10,000 - 20,000 



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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

紐約拍賣 2022年6月11至12日