While the El Primero has mostly been made in its original 38mm size throughout the years, Zenith decided to release a standard issue tri-color EP in a larger, more contemporary 42mm case in 2013. Versions with a blue dial and a gray dial soon followed, each featuring a different take on the iconic tri-color design. These larger watches all featured a more spacious dial with a less controversial date window placed at 6 o’clock instead of the traditional 4:30 position. For those with larger wrists, and larger tastes, the 42mm Primero was a godsend and continues to be sought after especially now that this size has been discontinued from Zenith’s catalog.
Chronomaster El Primero
El Primero 400B
Zenith black alligator strap with deployant buckle in medium length (105mm x 70mm)
Max Wrist Size:
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 unpolished case shows obvious signs of wear with many little hairlines and nicks consistent with a watch that has been happily worn over the last 6 years.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The gray sunray dial and hands are in excellent condition and the sapphire glasses on case front and case back are clean and scratch-free.
Bracelet/Strap: The black alligator strap is in great condition with minimal signs of wear and fraying. It is in the medium size of 105mm x 70mm.
Functions: All functions including the crown-winding, time-setting, date-setting, and chronograph start/stop/reset are working as expected.
Service History: The watch has just come back from a full service at Manhattan Time Service completed on 03/18/2022.