For 2022, Zenith expands its “Master of Chronographs” theme with the release of two intensely attractive Chronograph timepieces – a revamped Chronomaster Open and new versions to the award-winning Chronomaster Sport. Additionally, the brand also unveiled a new 360-degrees platform called the “Master of Chronographs Since 1865” which aims to bring the art and science of chronographs and Zenith’s role at the vanguard of its evolution to a wider audience. The platform also hopes to combine educational activities, experiences and interactions to avid watch-lovers and invite them to witness the world of chronographs in a more open and easily approachable manner.

Watches & Wonders Zenith New Watches 2022

Here are the details of the two master chronograph watches:

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Chronomaster Open

The latest generation of the Chronomaster Open released in tandem with the inauguration of Zenith’s “Master of Chronographs” which showcases a tri-colour dial holding a high-frequency movement at its heart.

Watches & Wonders Zenith New Watches 2022

First launched in 2003, the Chronomaster Open marked the first time in history of watchmaking that a chronograph featured a partially open dial to reveal the regulating organ and escapement, making it an instant hit. For 2022, Zenith has revamped this popular timepiece with a new and improved El Primero 3600 and the iconic tri-colour dial configuration that was first seen on the A386 in 1969.  For this tri-colour dial, Zenith improves its by retaining the three counter colours with the help of a hesalite crystal that not only serves as a readable sub-dial but also allows a smooth viewing of the silicon star-shaped escape wheel. The opening itself has also been reinterpreted, foregoing the former version’s applied “frame” and instead opting for circular openings with chamfered edges, revealing the movement with more straight bridges and a more contemporary grey tone.

Watches & Wonders Zenith New Watches 2022

The 39.5mm model comes in a steel case with slimmer lugs and a more pronounced polished bevel. The Chronomaster Open is available in steel with a white or black dial, delivered with either a steel bracelet or cordura-effect rubber strap.

Chronomaster Sport

Making a case for sporty chic timepieces made in gold is the new edition of Zenith’s award-wining timepiece – the Chronomaster Sport- now available with gold and two-tone versions. After its success in 2021, the Chronomaster Sport takes on a brand-new gold avatar by incorporating precious metals while retaining the usefulness of the watch. 

Watches & Wonders Zenith New Watches 2022

The line comes in four variations – Stainless Steel & 18-carat rose gold with gold bezel with silver dial, 18-carat Rose gold with gold bezel and black lacquered dial, 18-carat Rose gold with gold bezel with white matte dial and a boutique edition stainless steel with tri-color ceramic bezel and silver toned dial. The Chronomaster line is equipped with the newest version of the respected EL Primero 3600 movement that offers a 1/10th of a second function and clocks in a power reserve of 60 hours. 

Watches & Wonders Zenith New Watches 2022

For more information, visit the Zenith website here. 

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