The El Primero Chronomaster reprises its codes while introducing a very dark, contemporary, Rolling Stones rock-style look.
This understated El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tribute to The Rolling Stones is a masculine watch!
Its DLC-coated titanium case is fitted with pierced lugs, a design inspired by another icon from the same lineage: the El Primero Lightweight. It features the automatic El Primero 4061 chronograph movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). The Rolling Stones El Primero calibre uses avant-garde material for the lever and escape-wheel: silicon. Silicon is harder and lighter than steel, as well as significantly more wear-resistant and less energy-hungry due to its low friction coefficient. It is also anti-magnetic and does away with lubrication-related problems.
The El Primero dedicated to the Rolling Stones is very much a chronograph, since its inner bezel ring features a transfer bearing 300 divisions corresponding to fifths of a second. The central seconds hand is fitted with a star-shaped counterpoise.
The hands echo the shape of the fretboard on the Fender Telecaster guitar played by Keith Richards, one of the pillars of the group. In addition, the snailed finish of the minute circle, as well as on the two 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 3 and 6 o’clock, are hollowed out like a dish, evoking the grooves on vinyl records and thereby contributing to the overall aesthetic coherence of this model.
The transparent sapphire crystal pane fitted on the case-back provides a view of the oscillating weight engraved with the famous red tongue and “The Rolling Stones Edition” inscription.The presentation box houses an inner box bearing the handwritten logo of the brand and that of Zenith, as well as a main case bearing the red tongue motif on the leather casing. The interior is also red to echo the dominant colour.
In the only touch of colour, its tip (like that of the counter hands and the small seconds trident at 9 o’clock) is red to ensure enhanced readability. The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tribute to The Rolling Stones is fitted with a black PVD-coated triple folding clasp, the strap is composed of a rubber ‘spine’ featuring a Barenia leather insert. It is personalised in the ‘colours’ of the group and its native country, with the tongue logo and the British flag (Union Jack) tone-on-tone heat-embossed on the leather.
The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Tribute to The Rolling Stones is a 1,000-piece limited edition.
El Primero 4061, automatic
Calibre: 13 1/4 ‘’’ (diameter: 30 mm)
Thickness: 6.60 mm
Frequency: 36,000 A/h (= 5 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 50 hours
Finishing: oscillating weight adorned with Côtes de Genève motif and The Rolling Stones logo
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
– 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
– 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Material: DLC-coated titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Opening diameter: 38.50 mm
Thickness: 14.05 mm
Glass: domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 meters
Hour-markers: black ruthenium-plated, facetted and coated with black Superluminova SN
Hands: black ruthenium, faceted and coated with black Superluminova SLN
STRAP AND BUCKLE
Black rubber with Barenia calfskin insert adorned with British flag and The Rolling Stones logo in tone-on-tone mode.
Black PVD-coated titanium triple folding clasp.