Zenith El Primero Reference A386
Introduced in 1969, the Zenith El Primero Reference A386 sits amongst the most celebrated chronographs in watchmaking. Powered by the automatic high-beat calibre 3019, the highly emphasized red chronograph hand glides over the dial in the smoothest manner.
The model’s hands and hour markers feature a pale yellow tritium that immediately catches the attention of the wearer. Competing with the tri-colored subdials, the attributes of this watch are really a beautiful testament to the sports watches of yesteryear.
The watch is 38mm wide (with a lug-to-lug length of 45.5mm) and comes on the Gay Frères steel ladder bracelet. The lug width is 19mm and the height is 12.5mm including the crystal. The case remains unpolished showing its original finishing and bevels. At 9 o’clock, there is a small 2mm dent from a previous owner many years back. Embracing the originality above all else, these are the small details that make us love an honest watch.
The watch came from the daughter of the original owner and includes the Extract of Archives from Zenith.
Curated by Wind Vintage. Ships separately. Please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.
Vintage watches are mechanical objects that can require service of the movements and all these watches have been worn in the past. Since these pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear and patina from past usage and age.
Mechanical watches do not keep perfect time like a battery-powered watch. In addition, they do require service occasionally and the service can be somewhat costly depending on what the watch requires for optimal timekeeping. Similar to vintage and new automobiles, regular maintenance and care is recommended for the lasting reliability of your timepiece.
Vintage watches are not water resistant and not waterproof, unless rigorously tested and certified otherwise. If dunked in water, the watch can flood and be destroyed. Water can also enter the watch in high humidity environments and damage the movement and dial as well as hands. We suggest not swimming with vintage watches or taking them in a sauna or similarly humid environment.
If dropped, mishandled or otherwise abused, the movement or other parts of the watch can be damaged. Please handle with care.
Care has been taken to try to ensure the watches are running and in good condition. Please note that all watches and items are offered and sold "as is". We hope you enjoy this item and wear it in good health for years to come!