In the summer of 2022, Zenith collaborated with watch media powerhouse Hodinkee to produce a stunning 300-piece limited edition of the El Primero. Using the popular Chronomaster Original line as its foundation, the new Hodinkee Edition came fitted with a matte opaline salmon dial with grey accents—a nod to the brand’s usage of that color across several of its limited edition collaborations. Even the date window at 4:30, which is a standard feature of the El Primero, was thoughtfully given the same salmon color treatment, allowing it to seamlessly integrate into the design. Never before has an El Primero been equipped with such a dial, and the result may just be the most beautiful watch Zenith has produced since the original A386 in 1969.
Chronomaster Original Hodinkee Edition
El Primero 3600
Zenith stainless steel bracelet
Max Wrist Size:
8in (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 watch was worn only a handful of times and shows absolute minimal signs of wear. There are a couple of micro hairlines to the polished bezel and the case back, and a few faint marks on the back of the lugs from changing straps. Outside of that there are no imperfections to note and the watch looks as good as new.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The matte opaline salmon dial is in perfect condition with no imperfections and fully functioning Super-LumiNova. The front and rear sapphire crystals are squeaky clean and scratch-free.
Bracelet/Strap: The Zenith stainless steel bracelet is in unworn condition with all protective stickers present.
Functions: All functions including the crown-winding, time-setting, date-changing, and chronograph start/stop/reset are working as expected.
Service History: None.