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The Zenith A386 El Primero holds a significant place in the history of watchmaking as it was one of the first automatic chronographs ever produced. Introduced in 1969, the El Primero movement was groundbreaking for its high beat rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour, allowing for precise timekeeping and accurate chronograph functions. The A386 model, released in the early 1970s, featured this revolutionary movement and quickly gained acclaim for its performance and design. Today, the A386 remains highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike, cherished for its historical significance and timeless style.


This is a stellar example of this iconic "first" automatic chronograph by Zenith, rarely seen in this condition.

The dial is perfect, with stunning patina, and the hands are in great shape.

The case is super sharp and appears unpolished, featuring the original crown and pushers.

The movement has just been serviced and carries a 1-year service warranty.

Additionally, it comes with an Extract Of the Registers from Zenith's heritage department, confirming the production date circa mid-1971.

The watch is accompanied by three new Hermes leather straps, specifically chosen to match the colors of the subdials.


1971 Zenith A386 El Primero MKIII

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