So, the resulting watch is a traditional looking, totally unique annual calendar with in-house chronograph. But wait, there’s more! This watch is a winner no matter what – the collaboration with the MIH is a brilliant move, and the annual calendar chrono setup of this watch is fantastic, but what makes this watch so impressive to me, and why I believe the watch industry as a whole should be paying attention, is its suggested retail price.
In steel, the Zenith Captain Winsor, a true in-house chronograph with annual calendar, will sell for $8,700 as of October 1. In Rose Gold, the price will be $18,800. No, that isn’t a typo.
You can now buy a beautiful and truly complicated piece from Zenith for under $9000! That is absolutely unheard of, and honestly, I couldn’t be more excited about what this watch means for burgeoning collectors, the average HODINKEE reader. All of a sudden, an annual calendar chronograph became really accessible.
The Captain Winsor will be available in steel with either a silver or blue dial, or rose gold with a silver dial. The case size is 42mm and the power reserve is a minimum of 50 hours. The Oechslin designed annual calendar will indeed jump on months of 30 days, and the only adjustment required will be at the end of February. Not bad for a module of only nine additional parts, wouldn’t you say?
So, now that you can buy an annual calendar with in-house chronograph for under $9000, don’t some of the prices on the competitors look a a little silly? My next question: how many of you will buy one?