A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to go hands-on with Zenith’s latest technological innovation, the El Primero Lightweight. This new take on the Striking Tenth chronograph telegraphs a new direction for Zenith, one that promises the use of new materials and a dedication to emulating the spirit of innovation that gave us the original El Primero in 1969. This was is one that you really have to see to believe and here we’ve got live photos to prove it.
Watches promoted as lightweight can be difficult to judge online. Just how light is light? And when you strap the watch on, does that lightness translate into anything or is it simply a number on a page? With the El Primero Lightweight, I’m glad to say, it’s both impressive and makes for a nice wearing experience.