Our dear friends from Revolution & The Rake have just taken the covers off their latest collaboration, and once again, it is a very appealing piece. Made in collaboration with Zenith, the Chronomaster Revival A3818 “Airweight Cover Girl” is inspired by a model from the brand’s archives made 50 years ago. It is the second time Revolution & The Rake revisit this icon, but this time executed in lightweight titanium.
The A3818 follows the same design ethos as other revival models by Zenith, such as the A3817 presented by the brand last year. However, a few changes set it apart from the first “Cover Girl” revival made by Zenith, Revolution and The Rake back in 2020. And the most significant change also explains the “Airweight” part of its name.
It’s primarily called “Airweight Cover Girl” because it has a lightweight titanium case measuring 37mm across, similarly shaped as previous Zenith Revival models using this tonneau style. It is finished with a mix of brushed and polished surfaces for a strong contrast and play of light. Classic pump-style pushers flanking the crown are used to start, stop and reset the chronograph. A domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating covers the dial, while a second one on the back covers the movement.
The dial is satin-brushed in blue, with bright white printed markings and indices. The outer ring has a pulsometer and tachymeter scale, with a “shark tooth” chronograph scale one step inward. Time is indicated with central hour and minute hands, with white Super-LumiNova inserts. The small seconds sub-dial is a mix of white and darker blue, as are the chronograph 30 minutes and 12-hour registers. A red central chronograph seconds hands stand out against the blue background. All details except the date are given a Super-LumiNova coating.
Power comes from Zenith’s in-house manufactured calibre El Primero 400. This high-frequency, automatic chronograph movement has an integrated construction with a column wheel and horizontal clutch. Running at a frequency of 5Hz, or 36,000vph, it is capable of measuring elapsed time down to 1/10th of a second. With 50 hours of power reserve, you also won’t run out of energy any time soon. The movement can be seen through the back.
The Zenith x Revolution & The Rake Chronomaster Revival A3818 “Airweight Cover Girl” is worn on a Gay Frères ladder-style bracelet. For the first time ever, Zenith executed it in brushed titanium with polished central links. A secondary blue Cordura-effect rubber strap with a steel pin buckle is included. It is limited to 250 pieces and retails for CHF 9,900. It is exclusively available through Revolution’s online boutique.