Off-topic: Zenith equivalent to 45mm Heuer 01

  1. calibre11user

    calibre11user Dec 12, 2016

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    Zenith recently launched a new watch that's similar to the 45mm Heuer 01 ceramic: the new Zenith El Primero Skeleton. This watch is 45mm and in all-black ceramic. And while it isn't the first time that Zenith has done it, the logo is on the underside of the sapphire glass, similar to the prototype models of the Heuer 01. Looks like JC Biver is spreading the Hublot DNA into Zenith as well.

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  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Dec 12, 2016

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    That's probably the best looking Zenith I've seen.
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 12, 2016

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    Yes, agree with you that this is the same idea as the Heuer-01 transferred across to the El Primero- think I prefer this date execution
     
  4. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 12, 2016

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    Yes, I saw this the other day and drew the same conclusion. JCB is spreading his vision and taste across the brands under his purview.
     
  5. elbeik

    elbeik Dec 13, 2016

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    Zenith is also now embarking on the collaborations / endorsements fiesta.
    First a Hodinkee special (great looking to be honest), Cohiba limited edition, Land Rover, association with vintage racers etc...
     
  6. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Dec 13, 2016

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    I'm not a fan of the Hodinkee special but I quite like the Land Rover model. I really liked the 36000VPH Classic Cars whe it was launched but the more I looked at it the less I liked it. It's off my radar now.
     
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  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 13, 2016

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    What don't you like about it? I reckon it looks great!
     
  8. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Dec 14, 2016

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    Personally i think they both look great. But personally i think land rover win it between the two.

    Just a matter of taste i guess
     
  9. dtf

    dtf Dec 14, 2016

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    I think I prefer the zenith to the 01, look forward to trying them on side by side
     
  10. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Dec 14, 2016

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    Not sure if you mean the Hodinkee or the Classic Cars.... Hodinkee: I think it is the subdial arrangement which fits in with my general preference of modern over vintage. Classic Cars: not sure, I just went off this one. That has happened with many watches I have taken an initial liking to. Luckily I don't buy on a whim so have yet to flip anything I have bought.
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 15, 2016

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