Zenith Pink Gold Chrono
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
We never planned on this happening, but it did. Somehow, we’ve become gold watch guys. Not the gangster style, blinged-out Rollie kind of guy, but the classic, understated, precious metal cased, fine timepiece aficionado of yesteryear.
Gold may have gone out of fashion for a time, but all signs point to it coming back with a vengeance. We’re not complaining, and it only seems fitting that a finely crafted Swiss movement be housed in a case worthy of the heart beating away inside.
This lovely Zenith chronograph dates to the late 1960s, and is an excellent example of the genre of sport-influenced dress pieces that became quite popular in the post-war years. This can be attributed, in part, to the hundreds of thousands of GIs returning home with issued timepieces, as World War II was the first war during which most troops had wristwatches instead of pocket watches.
The idea of the wristwatch as a fashion item took hold with a tremendous surge in the post-war years, and manufactures in both Switzerland and the United States were back in business. The no-nonsense tool watches of the war years heavily influenced post-war design trends on both the manufacturer and consumer sides. This resulted in designs such as this Zenith, with clean, uncluttered dials, angular lugs and robust mechanical movements.
This example features the Zenith Calibre 146D movement, a high-grade unit provided by Martel, the movement house also responsible for supplying many of the Universal Genève Compaxes of the era with their guts. While Zenith may be best known for creating the first fully integrated automatic chronograph, the El Primero, they have a long history of partnering with the best Swiss movement manufacturers, as did many of their contemporaries.
Everyone needs a little gold in their life, and this Zenith makes an excellent first foray into that segment of the watch world. It’s the perfect dress watch for a guy who’s not into dress watches, or a great casual watch for a guy who wants to turn things up a notch.
Just channel your best Belgian super-villain voice and repeat after me, “I love gooooooooold”.
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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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
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.
Zenith Pink Gold Chrono