In 2021, Zenith introduced the Chronomaster Sport, equipped with the innovative and seriously revised version of the El Primero, calibre 3600, incorporating modern materials and manufacturing techniques, elevating its functionality. Fast forward three years and the Chronomaster Sport has seamlessly integrated into Zenith’s catalogue. A contemporary and legit embodiment of vintage-inspired elegance, it stands out among the El Primero chronograph offerings, serving as a solid foundation for a much more extensive collection. So far, we have seen the Chronomaster Sport models available in various editions that consistently feature the distinctive tricolour subdials – blue, anthracite, and light grey – reminiscent of the original 1969 A386 El Primero chronograph. Last year, the brand released the Chronomaster Sport Aaron Rodgers Limited Edition, with the green dial and bezel, yet with grey-coloured overlapping subdials. Zenith’s latest addition to the permanent lineup introduces a trendy green variant while maintaining the iconic subdial colours.
The case, featuring pump pushers, pays homage to classic chronograph design while showcasing modern manufacturing possibilities. With dimensions consistent with the Chronomaster Sport series, the 41mm, 100m water-resistant case exhibits near-perfect proportions on the wrist. The green ceramic bezel, marked in 1/10 of a second increments, complements the watch’s elegance. The case, with polished sides and a brushed top, has a polished bevel flowing seamlessly around the watch, connecting the modern, almost minimal lugs.
The green lacquered dial features recessed subdials – the running seconds at 9 o’clock in light grey, chronograph seconds at 3 o’clock in blue, and a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock in dark grey. Reading the chronograph involves observing the central hand adorned with a star-shaped counterweight against the green ceramic bezel for 1/10s and the small chronograph seconds subdial for elapsed seconds. The rounded-edge rectangular date window at 4:30 blends seamlessly with the dial’s colour palette. The rhodium-plated hour and minute hands, with a centre lume section, are complemented by chronograph hands featuring red tips. The rhodium-plated, faceted baton hour markers, treated with Super-LumiNova, ensure clarity, with an applied Zenith star and logo completing the dial.
The movement, calibre 3600, visible through a sapphire case back, purposefully showcases the blue column wheel, lever-operated lateral clutch, and an open-worked rotor with the Zenith star emblem. This calibre boasts a stop-second function and a 60-hour power reserve. The 5Hz frequency adds to the movement’s precision and functionality without overshadowing the overall excellence of the timepiece.
And here you have it… the new Zenith Chronomaster Sport Green is a truly captivating timepiece equipped with the successor to a legendary movement, offering exceptional value based on its technical merits. My initial reaction to the announcement of a permanent-collection green Chronomaster Sport underwent a significant transformation once I had the opportunity to handle the watch. The green hue complements the model remarkably well, especially accentuated by the green ceramic bezel – a stainless steel alternative would have detracted from the overall image.
The Zenith Chronomaster Sport Green is available with an integrated steel bracelet. Alternatively, it comes on a green integrated rubber strap with a folding clasp. The watch is priced at CHF 10,900 with the bracelet and CHF 10,400 with the strap.
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