I really like Zenith El Primero Lightweight replica watches. I’ve had a Zenith Elite for about 8 years, and it’s been great. Whenever there is a new Zenith to take a look at, I’m always excited, especially when it is one from the famed El Primero line. So, now that Zenith is presenting an ultra-light variation of their much-lauded El Primero Striking 10th, TickTickVroom is keen to check it out.
The mens fake Zenith El Primero chronograph movements are not exactly new to the watch scene. Originally debuting in 1969 in the Zenith A386, the El Primero has powered some of the most iconic chronographs of all time, including the Rolex Daytona. But, for the El Primero Lightweight, a whole new, extremely superleggera version had to be developed. Silicon wheels and levers and titanium plates form the basis of the 31 jewel automatic movement that weighs a tidy 15.45 grams. To give you an idea, the movement of the Striking 10th is 21.1 grams.
It’s called the Zenith El Primero Lightweight, and it is a limited edition watch of only 100 pieces.As you can no doubt see, the Zenith El Primero Lightweight’s outer case is made from carbon fiber (a Zenith first) with the inner case giving addition strength and rigidity through its ceramised aluminum construction. The lightweight strap is a combination of rubber and Nomex. Even though the case is a ridiculous 45 mm, the entire watch only weighs in at about 40 grams. I guess that why they call it the El Primero Lightweight.
Like I said, the Zenith El Primero Lightweight is a limited edition of 100 examples. Priced at $22,000, it’s a little less than $10 grand cheaper that an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Forged Carbon Offshore. So, not a bad deal for a limited El Primero chronograph. For more info, check out Zenith-Watches.com.
The skeleton dial shows off the titanium movement beautifully while actually keeping decent legibility with some contrasting red in the outer ring and second hand. The tri-coloring of the dial makes sure everyone knows the Zenith El Primero is an El Primero. Overall, it’s a very handsome Zenith copy watch.
To mark this occasion, Zenith launched Zenith replica El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition, a sporty model specially designed for this event. This high-frequency calibre beats at 36,000 vibrations per hour and ensures 1/10th of a second precision. Taking the banner from Hublot, Zenith is the official timekeeper of the Tour Auto Optic 2000. This 500-piece limited edition pays tribute to classic cars and houses the El Primero 4061 movement.
The design of the mens fake Zenith watch’s open dial reflects the spirit of the world of classic cars, with an aperture at 11 o’clock that provides a view reminiscent of the impressive sight that greets you when you open the bonnet of a racing car.
The 24th edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will be held from 20th to 25th April 2015. The event starts in Paris and ends in Biarritz in Southwestern France, with stops along the way.
There are two complications – the 30-minute and 12-hour counters at the three and six o’clock hours. On the back, the Tour Auto name sits on the sapphire crystal encasing along with a serial number and the xxx/500 limited-edition numerical notation. The strap is modeled after racing gloves featuring perforated blue calfskin with a protective black rubber lining. The iconic Swiss fake Zenith watch star sits at the one o’clock hour while the red, white and blue stripes evoke the French flag.
Back in the 1960s, the Italian Airforce commissioned Zenith to create a series of high-precision Zenith Heritage Revival Cronometro Tipo CP-2 replica watches for the aviators of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana and the Matricola Militare. These watches have become incredibly collectible in recent years, becoming known in the community as A. Cairelli chronographs after the brand’s Rome-based distributor that delivered the watches to the Italian Air Force. The watch was named the TIPO CP-2, and was limited to just 2,500 pieces—the majority of the watches were used by military pilots and worn well into the ‘70s and ‘80s, while a few were kept in reserve by Zenith.
The clean, highly legible dial is distinctly reminiscent of the original piece, with two chronograph subdials sitting parallel to each other at 3 and 9 o’clock. The modern touches are subtle, but enough to give the revival watch its own identity; the Arabic indices and Zenith logo are bolder than the Zenith Heritage vintage copy watch’s vintage counterpart, and the case measures at a fairly substantial 43mm by 12.8mm. Inside the watch beats the El Primero Calibre 4069, with a 50 hour power reserve.
This piece, dubbed the Heritage Revival Cronometro Tipo CP-2, strikes a good balance between the cherished qualities of the iconic original and the more modern design of contemporary tastes.As such a beloved watch, the TIPO CP-2 chronograph seems an obvious candidate for a commemorative re-edition. Many prestigious watchmakers have navigated the rocky landscape of vintage re-issues, to varying levels of success.
Like the original, the watch is a limited edition and is numbered to 1,000 pieces. It has the look of a classic, solid-looking pilot’s chronograph, and will no doubt prove a very popular re-edition Zenith replica watch.
These particularly complex calculations were performed for each of the seven stages involved in the construction. The shape of the fusée used in the rose gold Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Tourbillon replica was dictated by the optimal force with which the Zenith master-watchmakers wished to endow the barrel. Without the integration of all relevant professions within the Manufacture Zenith, and particularly that of movement prototype-making, along with the use of sophisticated equipment, this fusée might well have proved impossible to create. This is a key strength for an integrated Manufacture, of which the swift responsiveness represents another significant asset.
Its grooved cone-like silhouette as well as its dimensions stem from careful calculations, notably combining theoretical force and the duration of the power reserve.
With its self-regulating gyroscopic mechanism, the Gravity Control system serves to keep the escapement permanently in a horizontal position, whatever the slant of the wrist, and thereby embodies the ultimate evolution of the marine chronometer.
FUSÉE-CHAIN TRANSMISSION ENSURING CONSTANT FORCE
It took two years to Zenith to fine-tune the fusée-chain mechanism. Whereas the majority of 16th, 17th and 18th century timepieces were equipped with a fusée to regulate the driving force transmitted to the going train, things are very different today. This is because of the vast differences existing between the marine chronometers that inspired the Hurricane and a 45 mm-diameter wristwatch.
While Christophe Columbus discovered a land harbouring infinite possibilities, the Academy Hurricane named after him offers the key to handling the three challenges involved in ensuring the optimal precision in a wristwatch: achieving a high oscillating frequency for time sequencing; neutralising the effects of gravity detrimental to its rate; and eliminating variations in isochronism. In other words, the goal is to solve issues relating to the wearing of the skeleton zenith academy christophe colomb hurricane copy watch (gravity) and to the duration of its operation (progressive loss of isochronism – the identical oscillations of the regulating organ – as the watch gradually discharges), while nonetheless achieving remarkably precise time measurement (governed by the speed of the balance movements).
While it takes over 50 hours – the entire duration of power reserve – for the chain to wrap itself entirely around the barrel, the stem-winding process is a fascinating sight. The few seconds it lasts provide a chance to see the fusée and barrel turning the opposite way in relation to the operating direction, so that the chain can once again wrap itself around the fusée and thereby wind its spring.
By adjusting variations in tension, the fusée transmits its constant force to the going train that in turn imparts it to the silicon escape-wheel inside the gyroscopic carriage. Throughout the duration of the power reserve, the barrel transmits its force to the fusée via the chain that is wrapped around the barrel. An avant-garde device revealing the brand’s undeniable boldness, the Gravity Control system is also a tribute to history in that it is inspired by the marine chronometers historically produced by Zenith.
Working on the principle that maintaining the regulating organ in a horizontal position results in the best possible balance amplitude and thus generates the best timekeeping precision, Zenith conceived and patented a revolutionary Gravity Control system designed to ensure that the regulating organ and the escapement are permanently kept in this position. A FASCINATING MECHANISM EPITOMISING THE SPIRIT OF TRAVEL
The tourbillon was therefore invented to compensate for the variations in rate of the best fake zenith academy christophe colomb watch, based on the principle that it remained in a vertical position inside a pocket and that only the winding-stem shifted from side to side.
With the subsequent emergence of pocket-watches, these same means could no longer be applied, because they would have required fitting a voluminous 50 mm mechanism inside a pocket. Its fusée-chain transmission system guarantees constant force, resulting in rigorously stable amplitude throughout the running period..
While the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane combines these two guarantors of absolute precision, it adds a third enhancement, this time based on the suppression of deviations from isochronism. A quest notably expressed through the conception of the El Primero movement beating at the exceptional frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, followed by the invention of a gravity control system – the ultimate evolution of the marine chronometer. Since its founding in Le Locle in 1865, the Manufacture Zenith has constantly pushed the boundaries of precision. THE RULE OF THREE
Inclined or multi-axis tourbillons establish even more positions, even though they only remain briefly in a horizontal position and only in fact correct the sum of several errors induced by numerous wrist movements.
Today, classic wristwatch tourbillons continue to correct for the various positions by equalling them out along the four vertical axes every minute. Gravity Control derives from these legendary instruments the principle of gimbal suspension, a kind of pivoted support first introduced on marine compasses in the 16th century and designed to enable them to turn and maintain their horizontal position, even when they were no longer aligned due to the pitching and rolling of a ship.
Along with its fusée-chain transmission that eliminates variations in isochronism, the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane also cancels out another phenomenon exercising a detrimental effect on the rate of a mechanical watch: gravity.
This extremely complex component features a construction based on alternating double and intermediate links, while the dimensions of the rivets are the object of sophisticated calculations designed to control their clearance. The gradual discharging of a mechanical watch causes a loss of amplitude and a corresponding loss of precision. On the contrary, with a fusée-chain transmission system, the driving force remains entirely stable throughout the duration of the power reserve. While handling the chain calls for infinite expertise and care, it is capable of withstanding over three-kilogramme tensile force once it is fitted in place.
Whereas the spring at its heart imparts its strength to the barrel, the helicoidal shape of the fusée – stemming from a complex calculation performed specifically for the mainspring – compensates for the variations in force of the barrel that will progressively occur. The transmission between the barrel and the fusée of the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane is handled via an 18 cm-long chain composed of 585 parts.
A truly perfect symbol of this exceptional timepiece issued in a 25-piece limited edition! Its all-of-a-piece sapphire crystal showcases the shining mechanical refinement of the fusée-chain system, revealing the barrel and the fusée around which the chain progressively wraps itself. The roundness of the dome is echoed by the curves of the openworked hour and minute dial at 12 o’clock, while the hand-guilloché small seconds and power-reserve displays are also subtly convex. At 6 o’clock, the gyroscopic carriage, a magnificent 173-part horological gem, enchants the admiring gaze with its ethereal whirling motion. On the bridge side, the sapphire crystal reveals a globe motif laser-engraved on the counterweight of the gyroscopic module, paying a glowing tribute to the spirit of travel epitomised by Christophe Colombus. Because Zenith consistently reconciles boldness and authenticity with aesthetic pleasure, the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurriscane is not only an unprecedented accomplishment in terms of precision, but also a constant visual delight.
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His celebrity and his nickname are inseparably bound up with that of the bright red-painted Fokker Triplane Dr.1. Born Albrecht von Richthofen in May 1892 in what is now Poland, he was fascinated by the budding field of aviation and soon became a true aerobatics artist – a flying ace to whom even pilots of the allied forces paid tribute. Famed for his 80 air combat victories, he was one of the last representatives of the nobler values of such combat: honour, fair play and courage.
GMT watches are thus direct heirs to the conquest of the skies, which is why Zenith wished to pay homage through a special GMT series to one of the most talented pilots of his era, who became a legend: the Red Baron.
Made in black DLC-coated steel and fitted with an overstitched black leather strap, this model is also distinguished by its red GMT marking and by the caseback medallion depicting the Fokker Triplane Dr.1 and bearing the inscription: Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 – ZENITH Flying Instruments. Definitely a collector’s watch. It is in memory of this gifted pilot whose name is still cited to this day that Zenith has created a 500-piece limited edition: the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron. Witness these few lines penned by each: “I am very satisfied with my black DLC Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT replica watch that I generally use and I cannot but recommend it to all those with a concern for precision”, wrote Louis Blériot, while Léon Morane exclaimed “Zenith! Isn’t that a predestined name for aviators? Add to that the fact that all these qualities are housed within the attractive case of this watch, and you’ve got a Zenith.”
His aircraft was a Blériot XI. On July 25th 1909, at the age of 37, Blériot flew across the Channel in a plane he had built: a world-first accomplishment. Not only that, but Louis Blériot and Léon Morane also owned an instrument that was a must-have for pilots, a hot sale fake Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT special watch that they regarded as the most accurate on the market. The two famous pioneering aviators took part in the conquest of the skies in the early 20th century. Louis Blériot and Léon Morane were acquainted with each other. The two men shared a passion for aviation as well as a taste for risks – and of course for competition. Less than a year later, 25 year-old Morane flew at more than 100 km/h at an air show in Reins, France – an unbelievable speed for the time. First partnering some of the greatest pioneers, the Manufacture subsequently became one of the first onboard instrument manufacturers. Altimeters and onboard watches (montres d’aéronef) intended for inflight use were supplied both to the military and to civilian airlines. Known among aeronautical industry manufacturers and professionals for its reliability, its sturdiness and its precision, the famous Zenith Type 20 appeared as of 1938 on the instrument panels of a number of planes – including the Caudron Simon C.635 used by the French Air Force as a training aircraft. Zenith thus made a decisive early entrance into the extraordinary adventure of aviation. Today’s Pilot collection is a worthy heir to these years of airborne glory and conquests.
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The sunburst silver-toned dial is rimmed with a tachometric scale. These now iconic colour vividly enliven the dial of the best fake Zenith El Primero 36’000 VpH watch, in this 2013 version: midnight blue for the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, anthracite for the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and light grey for the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. The 42 mm steel case is waterresistant to 100 metres and it is topped by a sapphire crystal.
The feat achieved by the engineers at the time lay in combining high frequency with a remarkable over 50-hour power reserve that is matched by today’s El Primero 400 B movement. This accomplishment is all the more noteworthy in that El Primero movements are still the only series-produced high-frequency chronograph calibres on the market. A worthy descendant of a mechanical icon is duty bound to carry its essential genes. Its cadence of 36,000 vibrations per hour guarantees the 1/10th of a second precision that has been part of the El Primero movement’s legend since 1969. This is certainly true of the El Primero 400 B movement with the top quality fake Zenith El Primero chronograph watch’s integrated column-wheel construction and exemplary character proudly testifying to its exceptional heritage.