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Zenith Heritage 146

Marina Milojević | 02.02.17 | 01:01 PM

The house of Zenith has recently introduced a new vintage series, the Heritage 146 chronograph. The new release is marked as the return of a great classic, modeled after a historical 1960s watch, which is now equipped with a contemporary El Primero movement. The retro styled timepiece comes with a choice of a tropical brown or blue dial, elegantly sized at 38mm in diameter. In both of its iterations, the Zenith Heritage 146 is crafted from stainless steel, and fitted with a column-wheel El Primero chronometer movement.

Zenith Heritage 146

The original inspiration for this watch was the 1960s model equipped with Calibre 146D. The historical predecessor had a balance-wheel that operates at a frequency of 8,000 vibrations/hour, ensuring a 38-hour power reserve. The vintage watch had a display for the hours, minutes, and small seconds at 9 o’clock. In its modern-day rendition, the Heritage 146 offers a chronograph, paired with a tachymetric scale, with central sweep-seconds hand and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Its two-counter dial, without a date window, is evocative of the 1960’s chronographs.

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Offered in tropical brown and blue sunray-patterned versions, with rhodium-coated baton hands, the Zenith Heritage 146 comes with one major improvement. It now features the high frequency El Primero movement, beating at a rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour. The El Primero Calibre 4069 is a column-wheel chronograph, visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case-back, is wound by an oscillating weight decorated with Côtes de Genève. The movement, offering at least 50 hours of power reserve, is housed in a steel case that is water resistant to 50 meters.

Zenith Heritage 146

Zenith Heritage 146 is mounted on a retro racing style strap in a choice of brown or blue rubber-lined calfskin leather. The model is priced at $7,700 USD.

03.2150.4069/51.C805 – Blue
03.2150.4069/75.C806 - Brown

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