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Introducing The Zenith Chronomaster Revival 'Shadow'

Introducing The Zenith Chronomaster Revival ‘Shadow’

Snappy Take

Proving that there is an unending number of approaches to move toward the undefined idea of vintage-motivated watch plan, this most recent new chronograph from Zenith, the Chronomaster Revival “Shadow,” mixes the most amazing aspect two models from an earlier time, and the outcome feels very present day. With the conceivable special case of its estimating, which is a work of art and welcome 37mm, the Revival Shadow – I’m dropping the statements – presents a monochromatic interpretation of the exceptionally collectible ( and as of late re-gave ) Zenith A384 by presenting some dim motivation from a mostly secret chronograph of Zenith’s past. 

Starting Thoughts

Said motivation comes via a dark PVD chronograph that Zenith considered delivering in 1970. The watch was a model of a chronograph it wanted to present after the 1969 dispatch of its momentous El Primero section wheel chrono type. The model had a darkened steel case, which was uncommon by most norms. Zenith made a couple of models of the watch, yet never delivered it commercially. (It is important that our HODINKEE Shop group had the option to source (and sell) one illustration of a darkened PVD-covered Zenith from the 1970s, the posting of which you can see here. ) That model was the motivation for the Revival Shadow.

While the first model was 41mm wide, the Revival Shadow is 37mm wide, and the dull case tone is accomplished by means of microblasted titanium, not steel. The look is likewise persisted to the dial, which has a dark base with dim subdials and brilliant applied markers and hands. They are rhodium-plated, faceted, and covered with Super-LumiNova SLN C1 that shines green in the dark. 

The outcome is secretive, however not to the point of being messy (an incredible inverse, based on the photographs), and the blend of dark and dark feels like a more raised take when compared to a more normal all-dark colorway. While the idea of a dark dial watch with a dark case is close to as common as one with a steel case, the surface (which can be seen beneath) and the hotter dim tones of the case offer a more insightful presence and, apparently, a more extensive scope of choices with regards to ties. With this look, the Zenith Chronomaster Revival Shadow figures out how to do the dull look while as yet giving plentiful difference so as not to be lost among the dim tones of the different competitors. 

Being a Chronomaster, you can anticipate an appropriate development, and here we discover Zenith decided on a no-date articulation of the programmed El Primero development. Ticking at 5 Hz, the Revival Shadow utilizes the brand’s El Primero 4061 development. With 50 hours of force hold, the segment wheel-prepared development is likewise found inside a few other Chronomaster models. Compared to the A384 Revival, which utilizes an El Primero 400, I think Zenith settled on an incredible decision in fitting the Revival Shadow with a without date variant of their notable and high performing chronograph development (I’ve never been an enthusiast of 4:30 date situations). Match the entirety of the style with more modest than-ordinary 1969 estimating and Zenith’s flawless (and without date) El Primero 4061 programmed, and you have a practically strategic interpretation of the all around winning A384. 

Priced from CHF 8,400 and not said to be explicitly restricted underway, the Chronomaster Revival Shadow joins the steel A384 Revival as another exemplary configuration for the brand’s famous El Primero movement.

The Basics

Brand: Zenith

Model: Chronomaster Revival “Shadow”

Reference Number: 97.T384.4061/21.C822 

Diameter: 37mm

Case Material: Microblasted titanium

Dial Color: Black matte with dim counters

Indexes: Applied

Lume: Super-LumiNova SLN C1

Water Resistance: 50 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Black “Cordura impact”, white sewing, titanium clasp to coordinate case finish. 

The Movement

Caliber: El Primero 4061 Automatic

Functions: Hours, minutes, little seconds, 12-hour chronograph with 30-minute counter.

Power Reserve: 50 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 36,000 (5 Hz)

Jewels: 31

Estimating & Availability

Price: CHF 8,400 

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