Zenith Primero Carré Class 4 Mens Automatic Chronograph 01-420-400 Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. DBZenith

Today's offering showcases this elegant and sophisticated Zenith Class El Primero Carré shaped chronograph with salmon dial.

First introduced in the late '90's by Zenith, the version with this dial was made in only 630 pieces.

Inside one sees the beauty and precision that distinguish its legendary El Primero movement.

One of the finest automatic chronograph movements ever produced, when it was introduced in 1969, it became the world's fastest beating chronograph movement, beating at a speed of 36,000 vibrations per hour, and set a new standard against which other high-end, professional chronographs were judged, and continues to be produced today.

Here are some of the watch's features:

  • "In house" caliber 400 movement - after almost forty years, the El Primero remains unmatched in its ability to measure short time intervals to one-tenth of a second
  • High frequency 36,000 beats per hour balance system, twice the speed of many traditional chronographs and faster than any other chronograph in existence, insures exceptional accuracy
  • Very well-executed salmon tone dial that masterfully incorporates a triple register onto the dial while remaining balanced and elegant.
  • 36mm wide by 52mm long case with modile lugs. The case is a nice size for those who want to go against the grain of bulky oversized watches - it's not really small and looks and feels less bulky than many other automatic chronographs.

We are proud to offer it in gorgeous condition. Its case presents as mint with light signs of previous polishing by Zenith. Its dial and crystal are both like new.

It was serviced by Zenith in 2014 and has not been worn since.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new genuine Teju strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Please inquire if you would like a deployment buckle.

Included with the purchase is a new one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Retail price for a new Zenith steel pink dial El Primero chronograph: $10,000.00 USD + Tax

Since 1865, when Georges Favre-Jacot was first inspired by a dream of building a true watch ‘manufacture’, Zenith has been crafting exclusive watches made to exceptionally exacting standards. Having won over 1500 awards, the company enjoys a long, prestigious history and today enjoys a rapidly growing popularity among collectors.

  • Manufacturer: Zenith
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Class El Primero, ref. 01-420-400
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 35 mm not including crown or pushers by 52mm long lug tip to tip. Thickness 12.2 mm.
  • Crystal: Sapphire, mint condition
  • Dial: Salmon, signed Zenith El Primero with applied steel baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 30-minute and 12-hour registers, date aperture between 4 and 5, outer tachometer scale, original, mint condition
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Quick-Setting Date, Chronograph,
  • Hands: Original, steel batons, mint condition
  • Movement Type: El Primero Cal. 400, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, steel rotor
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. Please inquire if you would like a deployment buckle. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Servicing: It was serviced by Zenith in 2014 and has not been worn since.
  • Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year new C.O.T. international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Zenith servicing receipt; New timing certificate (please inquire if you would also like a Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity)
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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