Here at HODINKEE we’re big fans of Zenith’s Striking Tenth Chronograph (you can read the full Week on the Wrist review here). Now Zenith presents a new interpretation of the Striking Tenth, the El Primero Lightweight, which uses new materials to construct a lighter movement and while keeping all that power. Like the Striking Tenth, this one is a limited edition and here we’ve got all the details.
The first El Primero movement debuted in 1969 in the Zenith A386, inarguably one of the most important chronographs of all time. In 2010, the Striking Tenth came on the scene, again pushing boundaries while keeping a lot of the aesthetic cues found in the A386. Now the El Primero Lightweight takes all the capabilities of the Striking Tenth and places them in a cutting-edge package.