Zenith El Primero Replica
Better known as Zenith El Primero replica watches, this development was initiated in 1962 with the goal of presenting the movement in 1965 to coincide with the centenary of the brand. The calibre was also named ‘Datron HS 36’ at Movado, which commercialised the movement under the Zenith-Movado-Mondia consortium.
El Primero replica watch is a column wheel actuated chronograph, opting for the most traditional and noble system to command the start, stop and reset functions of the chronograph. Cam actuated chronographs are also robust and reliable, but this simpler cost-effective solution lacks the allure of the column wheel. Also, the start of the chronograph is more accurate and the feeling when pressing the pushers is far smoother with a column wheel movement.