Timekeepers Club / July 2, 2019

Zenith El Primero A386 for Only Watch 2019

Zenith El Primero A386 for Only Watch 2019

A unique El Primero White Gold execution delivered with an unprecedented watchmaking experience

and lifetime warranty & service.
In 1969, Zenith changed the history of watchmaking with the invention of the legendary El Primero, enabling short-time measurements accurate to the nearest 1/10th of a second. In a distinctive unique remake and striking departure from its typical light grey, anthracite and blue counters, the 38-mm Only Watch A386 revival features a singular turquoise 3 o’clock subdial in tribute to this year’s Only Watch theme colour, echoed by discreet turquoise stitching on a black alligator strap. Engraved on the back with the logo of the biennial charity auction, this creation comes nestled in a luxurious dedicated one-of-a-kind Only Watch collector’s box.

Model name:

El Primero A386 Only Watch / 65.O386.400/69.C820


18K White Gold unique piece. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-relfective treatment on both sides. Unique engraving on the caseback.



White lacquered dial with three different-coloured counters. Unique 3 o’clock subdial with turquoise color (only watch 2019 theme color)



Automatic high frequency El Primero chronograph with date. El Primero 400 - 13 ¼ ``` (Diameter : 30mm)



Black alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and special turquoise stitchings



Diameter: 38 mm

Thickness: 12,60 mm



A unique dial execution with a special turquoise 3 o’clock subdial in a distinctive departure from the El Primero’s signature light grey, anthracite and blue counters.



CHF  19,900 - 29,900

EUR  18,000 - 27,000

USD  19,900 - 29,900

The buyer of this one-off timepiece will also be rewarded with an unprecedented array of watchmaking experiences offering an immersion into luxury according to Zenith. Like the watches in the 50th anniversary commemoration box, the Only Watch special edition comes with a lifetime warranty (including service) in honour of the current El Primero 50th anniversary celebration. It also includes an invitation for the purchaser to visit the Monde étoile de Zenith and the famous grenier of its Manufacture in Le Locle, the attic where Charles Vermot hid the famous tools for the El Primero movement that was to revolutionise Zenith’s future.


Lastly and most significantly of all, the owner will be a guest at the splendid closing event in Geneva that will conclude the El Primero 50th anniversary “Le Grenier Club” tour in due style. Hosted by Zenith in celebration of half a century of innovation and precision represented by the legendary El Primero high-frequency chronograph, the world tour consists of dinners characterised by an exclusive atmosphere and held in unexpected locations such as art galleries and exceptional private properties, in some of the world’s greatest cities including Milan, London, Hong Kong, Singapore – before the grand finale in Geneva.


In another nod to the significant number 50, each dinner hosts 50 special guests including retailers, friends of the brand, final customers, collectors, press, and influencers, who are treated to a number of surprises. In addition to attending this once in a lifetime event, the proud owner of the Only Watch El Primero A386 White Gold will be presented with a VIP package for two including hotel accommodation and a range of exclusive experiences to prolong the magic of this iconic celebration.


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