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Zenith A279 Cal.146D Chronograph

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Availability
Available now
Expected delivery
27 Feb 2021 - 8 Mar 2021
Payment Method
Bank transfer

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Reviews: 54
This dealer is from Waltham St Lawrence, United Kingdom.
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Details

Basic Info

Listing number 4C4C72
Brand Zenith
Reference number A279
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Year of production 1969 (Approximation)
Condition Good (Light signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Waltham St Lawrence

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber Manual-wound chronograph caliber 146-DP
Base caliber Martel Ebauche

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 37 mm
Thickness 12 mm
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Silver

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Steel
Bracelet color Steel
Clasp Double-fold clasp
Clasp material Steel

Functions

Chronograph

Others

Small seconds

Description

Made in 1969, Watch manufacturers were racing to create the first automatic chronograph movement. The race was between a team consisting of Heuer, Buren, Dubois-Depraz and Breitling; while Seiko and Zenith worked independently. Zenith chose the Cal.146 as the basis for their calibre which Zenith would eventually call the “El Primero” or “The First.”

Therefore, the Zenith A27 series, with its manually-wound Cal. 146 DP movement could be called the “Zenith” of Zenith’s manually wound chronograph watches!

Our particular Zenith A279 is in great condition. The sunburst dial has a few stain marks around its edge, but it just has that lived-in feel, you can’t replicate. The dial has a lot of depth to it due to the contrast between the bright silver sunburst dial and the beautiful matte grey sub-dials. The lume on the five-minute markers has aged to a muddy yellow, while the hands have turned grey and now match the sub-dials.

The case is in fantastic condition with strong lines. There are minor scratches throughout and commensurate with age, but it looks to have never been polished. The crown, case back and movement are all signed Zenith.

Our watch is presented on a non-original, but genuine, steel Zenith Shark Mesh style bracelet, with a fold-over Zenith clasp.

The movement is in perfect condition, having just been serviced and works well.

Seller

The Chrono Duo Ltd

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4.9 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 54

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