Lot 467
  • 467

ZENITH | EL PRIMERO, REF G583YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1971

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8,000 - 12,000 CHF
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12,500 CHF
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Description

  • Zenith
  • EL PRIMERO, REF G583YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE CIRCA 1971
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. 3019 PHC automatic, 31 jewelsCase: 18k yellow gold, snap-on backCase number: 0'09E'047Dimensions: 38 mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: none

Catalogue Note

Zenith began the development of its automatic chronograph in 1962 and planned to launch it for the 1965 centennial. However, the project was suspended and it was not until December 1968 that Zenith had its first prototypes. Announced in January 1969, Zenith housed the first incorporated automatic chronograph movement named El Primero. The present lot is one of three very early (1969-71) El Primero references produced in gold. According to our research, around 1200 pieces were produced in gold, perhaps the G583 is the simplest and most elegant of them all.

Offered in a remarkable condition with 'zapon' on the back case and tarnishing on the gold, this timepiece comes in an almost mint condition.
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