Zenith and British watch customiser Bamford Watch Department have joined forces for the creation of an exclusive 25-piece limited-edition of the Heritage 146 model that will just be available through Mr Porter, an honor winning worldwide retail and content destination for men’s style.
Bamford worked alongside Zenith in the design of this watch, which was then entirely created and delivered in-house at Zenith’s Manufacture.
In view of the Zenith Heritage 146 model, the watch follows a few of the brand’s historical design components, including the tachymeter inspired by a 1971 El Primero and the red seconds hand. The two-counter design without a date window is additionally typical of 1960s chronographs.
The “Solar Blue” dial is outlined by a 38 mm stainless steel case, fitted with a naval force blue Alcantara tie featuring white stitching designed to complement the white dial markings. Water resistance is 100 meters/330 feet.
The watch is equipped with the automatic El Primero Caliber 4069 beating at 36,000 vibrations each hour. Managed and acclimated to satisfy chronometer guidelines, this 254-section segment wheel chronograph caliber – twisted by an oscillating weight enhanced with “Côtes de Genève” – drives a very precise 10th of-a-second display and has a more than 50-hour power save.
The Zenith Heritage 146 Bamford Limited Edition for Mr Porter will be available to be purchased on 15 November 2018 with a price of Euro 7,100/GBP 6,100/US$ 7,500. zenith-watches.com