Zenith Chronomaster Sport

Regular price
$8,850
Regular price
Sale price
$8,850
REF 03.3103.3600/69.M3100
Automatic
41 MM
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SKU AS06045
Article Number 40990531
ref 03.3103.3600/69.M3100
case size 41 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Silver
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed fliplock clasp. Also includes shipping box, white sleeve, inner and outer boxes, books, signed leather cardholder, flash drive, polishing cloth.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing only light wear from gentle use. Silver dial with applied luminous indices and multi-colored subsidiary registers is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.
REF 03.3103.3600/69.M3100
Automatic
41 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06045
Article Number 40990531
ref 03.3103.3600/69.M3100
case size 41 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Silver
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed fliplock clasp. Also includes shipping box, white sleeve, inner and outer boxes, books, signed leather cardholder, flash drive, polishing cloth.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing only light wear from gentle use. Silver dial with applied luminous indices and multi-colored subsidiary registers is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

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 likely to find a chronograph being employed to measure a plethora of tasks and times. From the Greek khrónos (“time”) and gráphō (“to write”), a chronograph is a watch that has the ability to record time, generally via the addition of small sub-counters that register minutes and hours. 

If this chronograph looks familiar to you, it might be because it resembles a certain famed watch from another brand... However, this is no Rolex — it’s the (relatively) new Chronomaster Sport from Zenith. Powered by the brand’s famed El Primero automatic movement, it features a wildly cool 1/10th-second hand that spins around the corresponding timing bezel. When matched to its included steel Oyster-style bracelet, it does indeed provide a great alternative to the Daytona, which, these days, is all but impossible to purchase at retail.

This particular Chronomaster Sport features a 41mm stainless steel case, black ceramic 1/10th-second bezel, white glossy dial with tri-color chronograph layout, applied markers, 4:30 date, and Super-LumiNova-filled baton hands. Powered by the El Primero cal. 3600 movement, it’s in outstanding, lightly worn condition, and ready for adventure. Also included is the watch’s outer shipping box, white paper sleeve, inner and outer boxes, books, signed leather cardholder, flash drive and polishing cloth.

Don’t spring for the same old chronograph everybody else has — check this beautiful watch out instead!

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.

A:S Guarantee

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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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