Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium Case

Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium Case

Postby Racer-X » April 15th 2017, 7:40pm

by Armin Strom "First introduced on the Zenith / Range Rover collaboration limited edition, ceramicised aluminium is obtained by chemically depositing a ceramic oxide layer on the aluminium surface. The ceramicised aluminium case is now part of the regular collection with this new pair of El Primero “Panda” chronographs, both with 42mm case diameter and the high-beat El Primero calibre 400B (36,000 beats per hour) inside. The dial layout is characteristic of the 42mm El Primero with the date at 6 o’clock and the overlapping hours counter. Available with a “Panda” silver dial featuring black sub-dials (ref. 24.2041.400/01.R576), or with the colors inverted (ref. 24.2041.400/21.R576), the El Primero in black ceramicised aluminium is priced at $8,600."

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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby tiktok » April 15th 2017, 9:54pm

These are first releases from Biver in control.
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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby Mortuus » April 15th 2017, 10:21pm

Soooo, it's a Jewish watch, then... 8-)
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Postby bedlam » April 15th 2017, 11:09pm

Tis pretty...sans foreskin notwithstanding
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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby eddiea » April 16th 2017, 2:53am

El Primero......
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Postby foghorn » April 16th 2017, 5:07am

Mortuus wrote:Soooo, it's a Jewish watch, then... 8-)




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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » April 16th 2017, 11:43am

Am I the only one here, who thinks that every company ran by Biver starts to slowly transform into yet another Hublot, just when that knob with no notion of good taste guy gets control of it?
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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby 3Flushes » April 16th 2017, 3:21pm

tiktok wrote:These are first releases from Biver in control.


I like these two; so far Biver seems to be a harbinger of good things to come to a brand that could use a little, uh, sprucing up. However, as MTK notes, hopefully it won't lead to ublowing up the line.
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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby conjurer » April 16th 2017, 7:07pm

I like most Zeniths I've seen, but not that one. The overlapping subdials make me vomit.
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Postby Mortuus » April 16th 2017, 7:58pm

I can't help but wonder how many Mohel's he's had to hire to keep production going... :|
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Postby conjurer » April 16th 2017, 9:41pm

Mortuus wrote:I can't help but wonder how many Mohel's he's had to hire to keep production going... :|


When you rub it, it turns into a grandfather clock.
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Postby Mortuus » April 16th 2017, 10:22pm

conjurer wrote:
Mortuus wrote:I can't help but wonder how many Mohel's he's had to hire to keep production going... :|


When you rub it, it turns into a grandfather clock.


:shock: :???: :shock: :scratch: :| :3
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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby Britboy » April 17th 2017, 12:59pm

I have to admit that I do like these, albeit I normally am not a fan of chronographs.
Just a cut expensive..
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Re: Zenith El Primero “Panda” w/Black Ceramicised Aluminium

Postby Racer-X » April 17th 2017, 1:24pm

As much as I like chronos, the dials are eating each other too much and don't care for the silver.
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