Revolution Joins Zenith to Bring Back a '70s Chronograph
The Cover Girl returns.
Watch magazine and website Revolution has teamed up with Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith to resurrect one of the brand’s most iconic pieces in its history: the 1970s El Primero Ref. 3818.
Earning the nickname “Cover Girl” for being on the front of Manfred Rössler’s book Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865, the new reissue retains much of the classic icon’s design elements, carrying the same 37mm tonneau case and a ladder-style bracelet. As a sports chronograph, there’s no surprise that the blue galvanic dial comes with a busier aesthetic, carrying three subdials at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions paired with the signature white ‘shark’s tooth’ markings denoting 1/5th of a second. Of course, a racing model can’t go without a tachymeter, which sits neatly on the inner bezel surrounding the SuperLuminova-lumed indices as well as the date window between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Internally, the timepiece is powered by an El Primero 400 automatic movement boasting a power reserve of 50 hours. Finally, to complete the package, Revolution and Zenith have crafted a blue leather racing strap as well as a beige calf strap, giving you more options to choose from depending on your look for the day.
For those interested, the Revolution x Zenith Chronomaster Revival Ref. 3818 “Cover Girl” is now available over at the publication’s website, going for $8,100 USD. Head over to grab yours now.
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