Zenith Chronomaster Sport

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REF 03.3100.3600/69.C823
Automatic-winding
41 MM
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SKU AS09416
Article Number 40991820
ref 03.3100.3600/69.C823
case size 41 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Fabric
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed blue textile strap with signed stainless steel deployant buckle. Also includes inner and outer box set, booklet, signed leather wallet and warranty card dated March, 2022.
overall condition Fantastic condition overall. The case shows only faint wear from gentle handling. The dial is as-new.
REF 03.3100.3600/69.C823
Automatic-winding
41 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09416
Article Number 40991820
ref 03.3100.3600/69.C823
case size 41 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Fabric
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed blue textile strap with signed stainless steel deployant buckle. Also includes inner and outer box set, booklet, signed leather wallet and warranty card dated March, 2022.
overall condition Fantastic condition overall. The case shows only faint wear from gentle handling. The dial is as-new.

Why We Love it

There is perhaps no more versatile complication than the chronograph. 

From race cars to rocket ships, boats to battlefields, you are will find chronographs employed to measure a plethora of tasks and times. From the Greek khrónos (“time”) and gráphō (“to write”), a chronograph has the ability to record elapsed time, generally via the addition of counters that register minutes and hours, in addition to regular timekeeping.

If this particular chronograph looks familiar to you, it could be because it resembles a certain famed model from another brand. But it isn't - this is the (relatively) new Chronomaster Sport from Zenith. Powered by the brand’s renowned El Primero 3600 automatic movement, it features a wildly cool 1/10th-second hand that dances around the dial, counting against its corresponding timing bezel, executed in black ceramic. Considering its aesthetics - a blend of vintage Zenith iconography and contemporary inspiration -and its wildly cool movement, this piece is a great alternative to other more...ahem...mainstream sports chronographs.

This example, a Reference 03.3100.3600, features a 41mm stainless steel case, black ceramic 1/10th-second bezel, barrel chronograph pushers, red-tipped chronograph seconds hand, signed crown, and a white glossy dial with Zenith's signature tri-colore register layout, applied faceted markers,  4:30 date display, and luminous baton hands. 

Accompanied by its full set of factory ephemera including its inner and outer boxes, books, a signed leather card holder and warranty card dated 2022, this piece is in outstanding, lightly worn condition - ready for plenty of fast adventures!

Brand Story

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Georges Favre-Jacot began producing pocket watches in Le Locle at the age of twenty-two. By the turn of the 20th century, Favre-Jacot was producing marine chronometers and chronometer-grade movements, one of which won a chronometry competition in Neuchâtel in 1903. Under the name Zenith, formally established in 1911, Favre-Jacot expanded his production to include wristwatches.

Zenith's chronographs in particular gained a reputation for excellence. At first Zenith used Excelsior Park and Valjoux movements, sharing them with Universal Genève and Movado (with which Zenith would merge for a time in 1969). By the 1960s Zenith acquired ébauche manufacturer Martel and began using their movements exclusively, leading to lauded calibers such as the 146HP and 146DP, which launched in 1969.

1969 was a banner year for horology, as it saw the launch of the first automatic chronograph movement. This was a race between a team consisting of Hamilton, Heuer, Buren, Dubois-Depraz, and Breitling; Seiko; and Zenith. Zenith used the Caliber 146 as a basis for the caliber which the brand would dub "El Primero" — "the first." Of the consortium’s Caliber 11, Seiko’s reference 6139, and the El Primero, only the latter feature a “high-beat” movement for increased accuracy.

Zenith ceased using manually-wound movements in their chronographs after the introduction of the El Primero — however, then the Quartz Crisis of the 1970s hit, and the company was sold. Employees were ordered to destroy or otherwise liquidate their mechanical watchmaking tooling, but incredibly, one daring engineer, Charles Vermot, decided to hide machinery behind a false wall that he built himself in the attic of the company’s manufacture in Le Locle. He told no one about what he was doing — not even his family.

Then, in the 1980s after the company had changed hands once again, he led modern Zenith management to this secret cache of horological wonders, in which the El Primero tooling was hidden. Ebel placed the first modern order for El Primero movements in 1984, but it was Rolex, who ordered thousands of calibers to power their new automatic Daytonas, that saved the firm. Today, the El Primero powers numerous vintage-inspired chronographs as well as the new Chronomaster Sport, a watch aimed as a competitor at — with much irony — the Daytona.

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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