Rare watch with a cool broad arrow hand set. A sleeper piece that is subtle in its black case.An early attempt at PVD these watches also were made of aluminum case uppers which was also a revolutionary use of material at the time. The tonneau cushion case is such a 70's and 80's stalwart; it really has an appealing shape to it and that is why it has been an enduring design. This is one of the best applications of this case shape ever from a number of perspectives: brand (Zenith), case design (this is slightly different from other watches that use this similar case shape) and most importantly movement (it uses a caliber 146HP which while not being a El Primero is a very high grade and beautiful manual winding caliber). And on top of all that it has a great dial. Diameter: 41 mm w/out crown, 44 mm w/crown, 45 mm lug to lug.
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 20 mm strap). Movement: Zenith caliber 146HP manual winding. Strap/Bracelet: Leather high grade brown rally strap.Case: PVD on aluminum case upper with stainless steel screw down caseback, original pushers and crown, case shows some wear but is good overall. Dial: MATTE BLACK with applied outer tachymeter chapter in white print, Zenith logo at 12 o'clock, tritium broad arrow style markers, guilloche subdials. Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): nice pre-owned vintage condition showing wear but good overall appearance, working well.
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While we are very strong in vintage pieces, our collection of watches is as versatile as the people who wear them. The item "Zenith Prototype 146HP 1970s PVD Aluminum 41MM Chronograph Tonneau Barrel" is in sale since Saturday, March 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "timetitans" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.