ZENITH’s latest 410 model watch will surely inspire the majority of watch collectors. This prestigious movement was born in 1969 and is another masterpiece of the legendary El primero series. It not only has the most accurate automatic timing function in the world, but also deliberately adds a three-calendar display and moon phase display. Time goes by, the classics last. This new watch combines tradition with modernity. It is equipped with a dial display that is loyal to historical models, and has a unique modern case design.
In 1969, when humans landed on the moon for the first time, a small step of one person symbolized a big step for all human beings. In the same year, ZENITH also took an unprecedented step in the field of watches. After seven years of intensive research, ZENITH Watch Factory officially launched the first integrated automatic chronograph in the history with both a date display and scale marks. In addition to this breathtaking and innovative design, this watch also has outstanding precision performance. Its movement has a high vibration frequency of 36,000 beats per hour, which is equivalent to an accuracy of one tenth of a second. Since its founding in 1865, the Zenith watch factory has relied on the bold and innovative spirit to pioneer and move forward. Today, the brand has more than 300 patented designs. However, the ZENITH watch factory did not stop there. It tried to challenge the limits of the art of the watch, embed the three calendar display and moon phase display function into the movement, and turned it into a well-known masterpiece.
Was the name of this movement also born in 1969? ZENITH’s famous El primero chronograph movement was born in 1969 and was then called El primero 3019 PHF. It was later renamed 410. Because it is too classic, the legend will not leave the stage of history. After decades of evolution, its identity is no longer as simple as a movement. It has become a watch and has its own name, El primero. 410. The dial layout of this watch is exactly the same as the chronograph movement of the year, but there are also new features in it, such as full calendar display and moon phase. The date is still at 4:30, the two new date and month windows appear very low-key at 10:00 and 2:00, and the moon phase is in the 12-hour cumulative disk below the face plate. The practicability has improved and the display has increased, but the appearance of traditional chronographs remains the same, which is quite rare. This movement is equipped with a column wheel and has a 50-hour power reserve. Like other El primero movements of the Zenith watch, it is a brand’s iconic work. Until 2000, the 410 movement has withstood the test of time, with its precise and reliable performance, it has confirmed its outstanding quality. In 2013, ZENITH remade this movement into a limited edition of 500 watches, and equipped it with a bright charcoal gray dial.
ZENITH El primero 410 Full Calendar Moon Phase Chronograph (Limited 500)
From the 1970s to the 21st century
Half a century after its introduction, the El primero410 movement has undergone several evolutions, leading to a brand new model named after it. Today, this new masterpiece will also be a member of the legendary El primero collection. This silver dial watch launched this year references the functional layout design of the original model, each detail is filled with a strong 70s style. The day of the week and month displays are at 10 and 2 o’clock, while the date display is always at 4:30. The moon phase function is located at 6 o’clock. The uniquely shaped display window clearly shows the evolution of the celestial body, and two circular slices cleverly reproduce the dark side of the moon. It will be very easy to show the changes of the moon’s various phases (first quarter moon, full moon, second quarter moon, new moon) through the display window. The wheel with two lunar surfaces is connected to a 59-tooth gear, which is exactly the same as the two lunar periods (2×29.5 days). This watch is a reinterpretation of the moon’s gloom and weakness through this sophisticated and poetic way.
El primero 410 movement, while recreating the classic style, is also equipped with rare complications. ZENITH uses a clever technique that not only retains the original quality of the iconic works of the last century, but also injects modernity into it, making this watch a truly unique treasure. The 42-mm stainless steel case has a smooth arc-shaped circle. The perfect combination of polished and frosted details design complements each other and highlights modern features. The round stopwatch buttons add a novel finishing touch to the look, while the snail-shaped chronograph dial contrasts with the silver sun dial. The cream-colored flange surrounds the scale marks, and the rhodium-plated hands rotate low-key on the dial to make the reading more clear. The tail of the pure blue chronograph seconds hand is also embellished with a small star ZENITH, which is a symbol of the brand’s distinguished quality and precision chronograph technology. The El primero 410 watch consists of a total of 390 fine parts. The transparent sapphire crystal case back provides a glimpse of this fascinating mechanical combination. This one-of-a-kind treasure is truly the best expression of ZENITH’s bold innovation spirit. There is nothing more fun than wearing the symbol of time on your wrist?
ZENITH El primero 410 Full Calendar Moon Phase Chronograph Watch