Zenith Launches NEW Chronomaster Sport Metallic Blue
 

Zenith Launches NEW Chronomaster Sport Metallic Blue

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The line-up of Zenith’s Chronomaster Sport watches has grown steadily since the collection’s launch in 2021. Following the first two steel models with white and black dials, the Swiss Maison added a slew of other impressive colourways to the series including tri-coloured Boutique Editions and two-toned steel and gold models. For the collection’s next chapter, the sports watch is imbued with a new metallic blue dial and the design’s first polished steel bezel.

Chronomaster Sport Metallic BlueChronomaster Sport Metallic Blue - Credit Zenith

According to Zenith, the design of the new Chronomaster Sport Metallic Blue watch draws inspiration from two El Primero references: the “Deluca” from the late 1980’s and the “Rainbow” from the 1990’s. For the first time, the Chronomaster Sport in the steel core collection presents the 1/10th second bezel in stainless steel rather than ceramic. It gives the sports chronograph a distinctively retro look, recalling some of the Swiss watch maker’s older El Primero models.

The rest of the Zenith Chronomaster Sport Metallic Blue watch’s case is a familiar sight. It weighs in at 41mm wide and 13.6mm thick with a lug-to-lug span of just under 47mm. It’s entirely engineered from stainless steel and presents two piston-shaped chronograph pushers and a knurled crown on the right-hand side. Neither the crown nor pushers are screw down and provide a water resistant rating of 100 metres.

Chronomaster Sport Metallic BlueChronomaster Sport Metallic Blue - Credit Zenith

The most obvious new design feature of the latest Zenith Chronomaster Sport watch is its blue metallic dial with a sunburst finish. It’s here where you can see its relation to both the DeLuca and Rainbow references since these were made with blue dial options. It still maintains the El Primero’s iconic tri-colour display, with contrasting finishes and shades of blue and grey adorning the subsidiary counters. It’s a nice combination of colours that keeps the dial sporty and interesting without being overly wild and isolating.

The dial still has its Daytona-like blacked out hour markers and skeletonised black-lacquer filled hands. All of the hardware is adorned in Superluminova for a good amount of readability in the dark, and for a nice touch, the date disc between the 4 and 5 o’clock is coloured in the same hue as the rest of the dial.

Chronomaster Sport Metallic BlueChronomaster Sport Metallic Blue - Credit Zenith

Through its sapphire crystal case back, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport Metallic Blue watch presents the Calibre El Primero 3600. The in-house movement powers the entire Chronomaster Sport collection, remaining a modernised version of the iconic engine launched in 1969. Its most known upgrade is the 1/10th of a second display. It also has an upgraded power reserve of 60 hours, a high frequency of 5Hz and a stop seconds mechanism. Decoration of the movement has also not been neglected with the oscillating rotor shaped into a star.

The new Zenith Chronomaster Sport Metallic Blue watch is completed by a three-link stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle. It’s available as part of the permanent collection for £9,300.

Chronomaster Sport Metallic BlueChronomaster Sport Metallic Blue - Credit Zenith

Technical Specifications:

  • Brand: Zenith
  • Model: Chronomaster Sport Metallic Blue
  • Price: £9,300
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Movement: Calibre El Primero 3600
  • Complications: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph with central hand making one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter, 60-second counter, date
  • Dial: Metallic blue with sunburst decoration
  • Size: 41mm wide, 13.6mm thick

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