While November is known as Movember, a moment when men are invited to grow a moustache in order to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer or testicular cancer, October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is here to raise awareness on a worthy cause that touches so many women, breast cancer. Reaffirming its support for the global cause, Zenith presents the Chronomaster Sport Pink, a limited edition of 500 pieces with a portion of the sales benefitting Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organisation. And it comes with a cool pink dial and something special for the bezel. A good opportunity to combine wrist pleasure and support for an important cause.
Last year, Zenith showed its support for the cause with the Chronomaster Original Pink, and the brand continues this year. Since 1985, October has been declared ‘breast cancer awareness month’. To garner support for the cause, initiatives like the Pink Dial Project of 2021 have popped up, where 19 brands, including Zenith, donated watches with pink elements for auction. Last year and this year again, Zenith supports the Susan G. Komen organisation, the world’s largest non-profit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer, with investments of more than USD 3.3 billion in research, support and education in more than 60 countries.
Alongside numerous activities to be hosted in major cities across the world this October, Zenith is furthering its commitment during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by using its most popular model, the Chronomaster Sport, to support the cause. The result, just like the model of last year, is a light pink-toned watch that isn’t only cool but also benefits an important cause. The watch in question, a 500-piece limited edition, is a colourful take on a now-classic model, yet with a twist on the side of the bezel.
The basics are well known, being identical to the standard production Chronomaster Sport, a watch released in early 2021 with great success. This means a 41mm case with a surprisingly comfortable 47mm L2L – if it will also be a good one for women – and a 13.6mm thickness. The steel case is complemented by classic pump-style pushers and topped by a domed sapphire crystal. One important distinctive feature of this Chronomaster Sport Pink, compared to all other steel editions of this watch, is the bezel. In place of a contrasting ceramic bezel, this model features a polished steel bezel with a black-filled engraved 1/10th of a second scale. This is a first for a steel version, as only the gold editions were fitted with a material-matched bezel up until now.
The other obvious difference is the dial, with its monochromatic pink style. No tri-colour contrasting sub-dials here, but a watch that is entirely light pink in tone with different textures to create some depth. The base dial is sunray-brushed with the sub-dials raised with an azurage pattern. Both the hands and applied markers are rhodium-plated and faceted, partially filled in SLN and black lacquer. The colour of this Chronomaster Sport Pink is very subtle and feels almost silver in certain angles, keeping this relatively discreet. It remains otherwise identical to the standard models, with a central chronograph hand running in 10 seconds around the dial, thus capable of precisely displaying the 1/10th of a second, with a small second, a 60-minute and a 60-second counter respectively at 9, 6 and 3 o’clock.
Under the caseback secured with 4 screws and guaranteeing a comfortable 100m water-resistance is the innovative Calibre El Primero 3600, a modernized take on the legendary automatic chronograph of 1969. Not only the display has been updated to indicate the 1/10th of a second centrally, but many aspects of the movement have been upgraded, such as a power reserve beefed up to 60 hours, a stop-seconds mechanism and a revised decoration. This Chronomaster Sport Pink also comes with a new star-shaped rotor.
Worn on a three-link stainless steel bracelet closed by a folding clasp, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport Pink is limited to 500 pieces and is now available from Zenith’s physical and online boutiques as well as authorized retailers. 20% of the proceeds from the sale of the Chronomaster Sport Pink will directly be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It is priced at EUR 12,300, CHF 11,400 or USD 11,500. For more details, please visit www.zenith-watches.com.