Old vs. new … Simply have a look and tell me what you think…
In the late 1990s the French Ministry of Defence was seeking for a watch for its fighter pilots. The goal was to find a chronograph capable of maintaining excellent precision even in extreme conditions of use – including violent accelerations from 9 to 11 g’s, variations in pressure and temperature, as well as vibrations and magnetic fields. Zenith responded the bid for tender launched by the French Ministry of Defence by presenting the reliable and resistant Rainbow Fly Back model in 1997. Its steel case had a diameter of 40 mm, therefore the readability from the big dial was outstanding and the accuracy of the Zenith El Primero calibre 400 under all conditions at the level desired by the French Ministry of Defence.
But the Zenith Rainbow Chronograph Fly Back was not only reserved for the French fighter pilots, everyone could buy this chronograph. So did I at the time being and today I am very proud to own one.
By the way: In 1998 the Zenith Rainbow Chronograph Fly Back was sold for 5200 DM (Deutsche Mark) including 15 % VAT.
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