VIDEO: This Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385 “Cappuccino” is that rarest of things – a true one-offZach Blass
I know its summer in Australia, but here in the United States it’s the bleak mid winter – so we really needed this heat from Zenith. Since we published our hands-on review of the watch, our readers have made it pretty clear what the nickname of the Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385 Brown Gradient Dial should be: the “cappuccino”. Zenith claims they were the first company to produce smoked gradient dials. All I know is it’s a smokin’ hot dial and watch.
The heritage trend has been all the rage these last few years with multiple re-issues that dig into the archives of a brand – but not all are created equal. Making watches is very detail driven and sometimes attempts to dig up classics of the past can get lost in translation when fabricated in the modern era. But this is an example of a true winner. Zenith has meticulously worked to bring us a 1:1 revival of their legendary trio of chronographs from 1969. Aside from the sapphire crystals and the SuperLuminova® in the hands and markers, everything is exactly the same as the originals.
The Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385 Brown Gradient Dial retains its 37mm case diameter, which is a total victory for those who love classic watch proportions or have wrists too small to sport the more modern 40+ millimetre designs that we see more often today. Although a re-issue of a vintage watch, its design was very ahead of its time and its form is distinct and refreshing even in the present day. Too often we see homogenised designs throughout the industry, but with it’s retro-futuristic case and unique ladder bracelet, this watch is still a one-of-a-kind configuration.
For those looking to stand out from the herd with distinct and quality design, powered by a legendary El Primero movement, this is a watch you need to visit in the metal.
Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385 Brown Gradient Dial price and availability:
The Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385 Brown Gradient Dial is $11,400AUD and is currently available. For more details, visit Zenith right here.
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