In 2021, Zenith partnered with the Yoshida boutique in Japan to release several limited editions of its highly successful Chronomaster Sport series. In total, 4 unique models were produced—2 in stainless steel and 2 in white gold, each fitted with either a monochromatic panda or reverse panda dial that forewent the traditional tri-color motif. The steel models, however, did add a small splash of color through the inclusion of red text on the dial, artfully accentuating the chronograph movement's remarkable 36,000 VpH precision.
Within the stainless steel collection, 100 watches were produced in the panda configuration, while a more exclusive subset of 50 watches were produced in the reverse panda configuration. The white gold models boasted an even more scarce production quantity, with a mere 25 made in total spanning both dial configurations.
Due to their origin, these Chronomaster Sport Yoshida editions can be difficult to find and rarely come up for sale outside of Japan. We’re pleased to present what we consider to be the most handsome of the bunch—the steel reverse panda rendition—with its Paul Newman-esque dial that offers an alluring alternative to the standard production black dial model.
Chronomaster Sport Yoshida LE
El Primero 3600
Zenith stainless steel bracelet
Max Wrist Size:
8 in (16 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 practically no signs of wear with only a couple very tiny hairlines present. The faceted lugs are thick and sharp with excellent definition between brushed and polished surfaces. The ceramic bezel is flawless. The caseback is super clean with only a couple micro imperfections visible on close inspection. There are no signs of bracelet removal to the back of the lugs. The rear crystal is covered by a protective sticker. The model and serial number engravings are sharp and deep.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The black dial and polished hands are in perfect condition with fully functioning Super-LumiNova. The front and rear sapphire crystals are squeaky clean and scratch-free.
Bracelet/Strap: The Zenith stainless steel bracelet is nice and tight with minor signs of wear to the polished center links, including a few micro scuffs to those near the lugs and the clasp. The clasp itself has a couple hairlines. The star stamp at the clasp remains sharp and detailed.
Functions: All functions including the crown winding, time setting, date changing, and chronograph start/stop/reset are working as expected.
Service History: None.