In this episode of What Is On My Wrist, Cam walks us through the finer points of a vintage Zenith El Primero ref. A386. The Zenith El Primero ref. A386 was unlike any other chronograph when it was released. Both aesthetically and mechanically speaking, it was a wholly unique chrono! On January 10th, 1969, Zenith introduced the world's first automatic chronograph caliber, the 3019 PHC El Primero, beating Seiko and the Chronomatic group (a joint venture between Breitling, Heuer, Hamilton, and Büren) in the competition to produce the world’s first automatic chronograph.
When it came time to put together a post for our Watch of the Week feature, the C+T team took a look at our current inventory and collectively agreed it was virtually impossible to pick just one watch. The truth of the matter is the road has been really good to us lately (other than that bad fish Cam ate in Baltimore last month) and the pieces which have found their way into our care have been truly exceptional
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