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Zenith reinterprets the Chronomaster Original

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Zenith has reinterpreted the Chronomaster with a pair of Original models in diamonds.

They come in either a multi-coloured mother-of-pearl dial or taupe tri-colour dial.

The pair were announced during the “Meet the Dreamhers” event, with the brand explaining how they have designed the pieces for “women seeking a lavish chronograph” or “men who appreciate its flamboyance.”

The new Chronomaster Original is adorned with precious stones and a chic use of the iconic tri-colour dial are definite showstoppers.

In the first version, the tri-colour dial with chronograph counters in the shades of grey and blue is replaced by a similar but brighter palette entirely rendered in mother-of-pearl.

Four different colours of mother-of-pearl are used: white mother-of-pearl for the dial, two shades of blue for the chronograph counters and grey mother-of-pearl for the constant seconds.

The second version plays with three tones of taupe brown in the signature tri-colour layout against a satin-white dial.

Making each hour more precious, both dials are set with 9 diamonds for the hour markers.

The 38mm steel case is identical in shape and size to the regular Chronomaster Original, though with the added light and colour brought out by 56 expertly set brilliant white diamonds on the lugs.

Both versions of the Chronomaster Original are paired with sensual and soft calfskin leather straps in either light blue or taupe with tone-on-tone stitching, matching the colours of their dials.

The new Chronomaster Original references are equipped with the latest generation of the renowned automatic chronograph calibre, the El Primero 3600.

It beats at the same high frequency of 5Hz (36’000 VpH) as its predecessor, though its performance has been elevated to offer a 1/10th of a second chronograph function.

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