ZENITH El Primero 3019PHC 1970s

Item Number: ZENITH006

¥26,516.04 CNY

ゼニスを代表するクロノグラフムーブメントであり、時計の名にもなっているエル・プリメロ。

70年代前半に生産されたこの時計は渋いダイアルデザインと36.5mmという小ぶりなトノー型ケースが特徴的。一見すると地味ですが、分かる人には分かる、そんな1本です。

1865年創業のゼニスはムーブメントを自社で生産するマニュファクチュールの1つ。

1969年に発表され、世界初の自動巻きクロノグラフの1つである「エル・プリメロ」はムーブメントの名前がそのまま製品名となっています。エル・プリメロはエスペラント語で「第一の」を意味するEl Primeroを意味します。(英語では The First)

同時期に発表されたセイコーは価格の低さ、ホイヤーのムーブメントは生産性を意識したものでしたがエル・プリメロは10分の1秒まで計測できる精緻さと50時間というパワーリザーブを兼ね備えた高級機でした。

オリジナルの復刻、ルパン三世の次元モデルが発売され話題になったA384というモデルは第1世代(1969-71)に当たります。このモデルは第3世代のエル・プリメロで1973年から75年に4000個のみ生産されました。

それまではダイアルに”Chronograph Automatic”と入っていましたが、この第3世代からは”Automatic”のみとなっています。オメガのCラインケースのようなトノー型のケース、36.5mmというヴィンテージならではのサイズが特徴的です。

「クロノグラフは厚くて大きい」というイメージを良い意味で裏切ってくれるデザインが良いですね。復刻されたファーストモデル(A384)のような派手な配色では無く、地味なダイアルですが分かる人には分かる、そんな時計です。

2020年12月に松野時計店さんにてオーバーホール済み。今回、あえてポリッシュはしておりません。1年保証となります。

※ 松野時計店さんを取材した記事はこちらからご覧下さい。

Model Wrist Size: 16.5cm

 

-Specifications

Brand: ZENITH
Model: El Primero
Ref: 01.0210.415
Year: 1970s (1973-75)
Movement: Automatic Cal.3019PHC
Case: 36.5mm
Material: SS
Lug Width: 19mm
Includes: Leather Strap(CASIS)


(こちらでエル・プリメロとクロノグラフについての歴史をご紹介しています)


【Description】

The 3rd series El Primero Chronograph from 1970s.

This 01.0210.415 had been produced from 1973 to 1975, only 4000 pieces.

Very small case(36.5mm) will be the best chronograph watch for thinner wrist.

All parts are original and non polished condition.

【Warranty】

Completely serviced by our watchmaker in Dec 2020.

It comes with 1-year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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