The De Lucas were a special edition of the El Primero produced between 1988 and 1996 in both panda and reverse panda dial configurations. The design was inspired by the chief Italian import agent for Zenith at the time, who went by the nickname “De Luca”. Only 6,500 pieces were made and spread out across 4 versions, each of which seemed to inch closer and closer to the look of the Rolex Daytona. These watches have now become a cult classic amongst Zenith enthusiasts and one even showed up recently in Zenith’s “Icons” section of their online shop.
De Luca El Primero
El Primero 400
Zenith stainless steel bracelet
Max Wrist Size:
6.875in (11 links)
Hand model has a wrist size of 6.2 in
UNWORN: Case is pristine with no signs of use. Original stickers may still be present. Dial, hands, and lume have no imperfections and may show natural, even aging.
MINT: Case has only a few superficial hairlines. Lugs are thick, full, and sharp with superb finishing. Dial, hands, and lume may have micro imperfections visible only with a loupe.
EXCELLENT: Case has very light scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick, full, and well-defined. Dial and hands may have imperfections visible upon close inspection. Lume is fully intact and may show slight discoloration.
VERY GOOD: Case may have a few moderate scratches or nicks. Lugs are thick and full but may have softened edges. Dial and hands may have light stains or marks. Lume may have cracks or discoloration.
GOOD: Case has many scratches and nicks. Lugs may show signs of moderate polishing with worn edges. Dial and hands may have noticeable stains or marks. Lume may be damaged or show significant discoloration.
Case: The case shows normal signs of wear for a piece that has been actively worn over its 25-year life. The bezel also shows signs of wear with a few scratches and nicks throughout. The engravings on the case back remain clear and sharp.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The porcelain white dial is in great condition with evenly-aged tritium hour markers. The tritium hands have aged to a lighter shade. The mineral crystal is clean and flawless.
Bracelet/Strap: The bracelet is in great condition with a few hairlines and small nicks.
Functions: All functions including the crown-winding, time-setting, date-setting, and chronograph start/stop/reset are working as expected.
Service History: The watch just underwent a full movement service from Fine Swiss Watch Repair in Chicago that was completed on 5/24 and includes a 1-year warranty.