We introduced the limited edition Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Cohiba replica watch in May 2016: Zenith is doing it all again with just 5 of the exclusive Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Cohiba, again in tribute to Cohiba’s 50th anniversary. 50 rose gold pieces and 50 steel watches whose dials were awash with tobacco brown and the signature Cohiba yellow, white and gold pattern to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the habanos brand.
The bottom of the Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to Cohiba dial is filled with a sapphire crystal ball covering a gyroscopic module that holds the regulator horizontally. It controls gravity by protecting the mechanism from earthly forces of attraction that tend to affect a watch’s function and precision.
The dial on this new Zenith El Primero chronomaster copy watch brings to mind textured and creased tobacco leaf. The hours and minutes appear off-centre at 12, the small seconds at 9 and power reserve at 3. The hour rim features Roman numerals and rose gold dots beneath a pair of spear-shape rose gold-plated hands. The gold disc is shot through with tiny veins which are hand-engraved and enamelled.
The displays, 50-hour power reserve and additional module at 6 are fuelled by the El Primero 8804 calibre. The manual wind movement made by Zenith copy watch runs at 36,000 beats per hour (5Hz) inside the 45mm rose gold case that’s 14.35mm thick (excluding the sapphire sphere).