With the unveiling of the Chronomaster Sport in 2021, Zenith once again set a new gold standard for automatic sporty chronographs. Crowned with the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2021 “Chronograph” prize, the Chronomaster Sport is already a modern chronograph icon in the making.
During Watches & Wonders, Zenith has publicly unveiled the first boutique edition of the steel Chronomaster Sport, exclusively available at Zenith physical and online boutiques around the world. This version stands out with its engraved ceramic bezel, which consists of three separate coloured ceramic elements in the traditional El Primero tri color palette of gray, anthracite and blue that have been seamlessly forged together within the base of the bezel also in ceramic.
The colors of the bezel are extended from those of the dial’s registers, allowing for easier reading of the 1/10th of a second chronograph in clearly segmented parts. Making this special edition even more outstanding is its silver sunray-patterned dial with tricolor counters.
Full gold chronographs have a special place in Zenith history that even predate the El Primero. Because performance and preciousness don’t have to be mutually exclusive, Zenith has crafted the Chronomaster Sport entirely in rose gold, including the bracelet and engraved bezel with 1/10th of a second scale.
Available with either a black or white dial with the signature El Primero tri color counters with golden hands and applied markers, the Chronomaster Sport in rose gold is meticulously finished with satin-brushed and polished surfaces to bring out the warm radiance of the precious metal.
The Chronomaster Sport is now also available in a “two-tone” aesthetic, combining the durability of stainless steel and the splendor of rose gold. The case as well as the side links of the bracelet are crafted in stainless steel, while the bezel, crown, pushers and the bracelet’s center links are in rose gold.
The silver sunray-patterned tricolor dial adds a shimmery effect that emphasizes the mix of tones and textures. The result of over 50 years of perfecting the El Primero, the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph caliber, the Chronomaster Sport line is equipped with the newest version of the venerable movement, the El Primero 3600.
With its high frequency of 5 Hz (36’000 VpH), the movement is able to precisely offer a 1/10th of second function that’s easily readable, displayed directly on the bezel as well as the dial. Its autonomy has also been rendered more efficient, with an extended power reserve of 60 hours. Visible through the sapphire display back, the new architecture is strikingly evident, revealing a blue column wheel and open rotor marked with the five-pointed star Zenith.
With these new references, the Chronomaster Sport line is expanded to deliver the same groundbreaking performance in new materials and executions that are bound to please an ever growing audience seeking the perfect modern sporty chronograph.