The perfectlty designed Zenith El Primero Striking Tenth limited edition replica watch is without a doubt, one of our favorite chronographs out there and one, that you rarely run into. Released in 2010 in a limited edition of 1969 pieces in stainless steel or 500 pieces in 18K rose gold, its case measuring 42 mm, features the traditional faceted straight lugs of the iconic El Primero chronograph. Christened ‘El Primero’ —meaning ‘the first’— and presented on January 10th 1969.
At a time when the trend was for tone-on-tone dials,the high quality, cheap and charming Zenith replica watch played on contrasting effects to improve the readability of the chronograph counters with the lightest shade of grey for the running seconds and the darkest for the hours, with an intermediate hue for the minutes. But what makes the Zenith El Primero Striking 10th Limited Edition replica watch more special, is the fact that the wearer can measure elapsed times all the way down to 1/10 —one tenth— of a second thanks to its ‘foudroyante’ red central seconds hand and the outer chapter ring on its dial.
The unique Zenith El Primero Striking 10th Limited Edition replica watch was released with a brown alligator rubber lined strap with pin buckle for both the stainless steel and 18K rose gold references. For the stainless steel version there was also the option to have the watch on matching stainless steel bracelet.
On the wrist, this attracitive and comfortable Zenith El Primero Striking Tenth limited edition replica watch is one of the most unique chronographs out there, especially when the chrono function is activated and the ‘foudroyante’ hands goes around at crazy speed. While most people keeping track of elapsed times down to tenths of a second would be using a digital stopwatch, this is still one of the most noble horological complications out there and one that would definitely be a conversation piece that looks ultra cool when the chronograph is in use.