A story that winks at fairy tales: those where, after having long fought against the bad guys, in the end, the good guys win. It is that of El Primero, the most important movement of the replica Zenith house which, after revolutionizing the history of replicawatches making in the 1960s, at a certain point, risked disappearing. In 1975, in fact, in the midst of the replica watches making crisis, the brand owners decided to cease the production of mechanical movements and then, in 1976, to dispose of all the stocks of machinery and equipment necessary for the production of the movement. This is where the savior of the El Primero movement enters the scene and with it the entire replica Zenith watches manufacture: Charles Vermot who, in contravention of the orders received by the American management, decides to save the tools necessary for the production of El Primero in the maximum secrecy.
Thanks to this gesture, after the acquisition by Dixi in 1978, the company began to supply its movements to some big brands such as Ebel and Rolex. A business possible only because Vermont had prevented the tools for the production of El Primero from replica Breitling being destroyed. Today the legendary El Primero high-frequency chronograph celebrates half a century of avant-garde and precision.
In tribute to his extraordinary destiny and on the occasion of this anniversary, Zenith offers fans a box containing three chronographs equipped with the emblematic tricolor counters. A faithful re-edition of the first El Primero model from 1969 replica cartier watches; a Chronomaster El Primero with optimized movement and a Defy El Primero 21 at 1/100 of a second: a trilogy in a limited edition of 50 copies, which combines the different faces of high frequency.