1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 17, 2014

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    Two Carrera "racing" models- the Calibre 1887 and the Calibre 36. Both titanium carbide. Both black with red detailing. Both with similar dials and both 43mm.

    Yes, the one on the right has the Calibre 36 (El Primero), but it is a more unconventional design- some love it, some don't.

    So...which one?
     
  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 17, 2014

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    I love the El Primero version which probably isn't surprising since I'm a fan of Zenith's movements but it really makes you realise how small the EP movement was when you see how much dial real estate there is outside the subdials and how close they are together. No doubt at the time they were probably thinking "37mm ought to be enough for anybody". I love what they do with the crowns making them more grip-able for people like me with absolutely no fingernails whatsoever.
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 17, 2014

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    ...and that's the kicker. Because the movement is so small, the design forces compromises when you put it in a 43mm case