Zenith Revisits a 1970's Icon With Latest Chronomaster Revival A385

The star of “Operation Sky.”

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Following the release of a fully blacked-out iteration and another version celebrating American culture, Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith is now releasing yet another Chronomaster Revival, this time revisiting one of its most iconic El Primero variations of the 1970s: the A385.

Retaining the same design sensibilities as its companions, the tonneau-shaped steel chronograph comes dressed in a smoky brown dial this time round, with three pristine white subdials and a red chronograph seconds hand offering a clean dash of contrast. The model originally debuted back in 1969 when Zenith introduced the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph, and would later make headlines in 1970 when it participated in “Operation Sky,” being strapped around the landing gear of an Air France Boeing 707 on a flight from Paris to New York, surviving the harsh weather conditions of the entire journey.

For those interested in the revival of this classic icon, it’s now available at various Zenith boutiques globally as well as over on its website, retailing for $7,900 USD for the leather-strapped version, though no pricing has been provided yet for the bracelet option.

Elsewhere in watches, an extremely rare “Attack Helicopter” Rolex Explorer II has landed at Watchfinder.

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