Released in the summer of 2021, the Chronomaster Original is nearly identical to the vintage A386 El Primero it is inspired by, sharing the same case design, proportions, and dial layout. The primary differences are a series of modern upgrades including the use of a sapphire crystal, Super-LumiNova, an exhibition case back, a high-frequency movement that can measure up to 1/10th of a second, and for this particular reference a new vintage-inspired reverse panda dial with the perfect shade of faux-aged lume. Famed for being one of the first chronographs to use an automatic movement, the historic El Primero in its classic 38mm size is a worthy addition to any watch collection.
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 case is squeaky clean and shows no signs of wear.
Dial, Hands, & Crystal: The dial and hands are pristine with no imperfections and fully functioning Super-LumiNova. The front and rear sapphire crystals are perfect and scratch-free.
Bracelet/Strap: The Zenith stainless steel bracelet is in unworn condition with no scratches or scuffs. The original protective stickers are still present on the backside of the links and the clasp.
Functions: All functions including the crown-winding, time-setting, date-changing, and chronograph start/stop/reset are working as expected.
Service History: None.