Zenith - 1970’s Prototype PVD ‘Shadow’ 1 of 6

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WHAT WE LOVE:

Truly rare and very special, this Zenith was never released publicly for sale and is one of 6 known examples. This model never left its prototyping stage as Zenith was in relative turmoil at the time of its production and, like an ageing musician was desperate to come up with a new hit. Powered by a 146 Calibre manual wind chronograph movement, this watch was also one of the first PVD-coated Swiss Chronograph models.

The authenticity of this piece and its prototype status has been confirmed by the heritage department of Zenith who also mentioned that this prototype served as the inspiration for the ‘Shadow Revival’ Chronomaster model.

Zenith is a brand that is going from strength to strength and interest in these vintage models is steadily growing. Zenith carries one of the 6 known prototypes in their museum in Switzerland, where the model we offer ends up, we can only begin to speculate.

Brand: Zenith

Reference: 146HP

Model: Zenith 1970’s Prototype PVD ‘Shadow’

Movement: 146HP Manual Wind Movement with Engraved Zenith Movement Bridge

Case Material: PVD Coated Aluminium Upper Case with Stainless Steel caseback

Case diameter: 41mm

Glass: Mineral

Water resistance: NIL

Strap: Generic Leather

Condition: 8.5/10 (Very good condition for early PVD with light wear through to harder case edges)

Age: 1970’s

Box & Papers: NIL – Correspondence with Zenith Heritage Department present

SKU: 13640

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WHAT WE LOVE:

Truly rare and very special, this Zenith was never released publicly for sale and is one of 6 known examples. This model never left its prototyping stage as Zenith was in relative turmoil at the time of its production and, like an ageing musician was desperate to come up with a new hit. Powered by a 146 Calibre manual wind chronograph movement, this watch was also one of the first PVD-coated Swiss Chronograph models.

The authenticity of this piece and its prototype status has been confirmed by the heritage department of Zenith who also mentioned that this prototype served as the inspiration for the ‘Shadow Revival’ Chronomaster model.

Zenith is a brand that is going from strength to strength and interest in these vintage models is steadily growing. Zenith carries one of the 6 known prototypes in their museum in Switzerland, where the model we offer ends up, we can only begin to speculate.

Brand: Zenith

Reference: 146HP

Model: Zenith 1970’s Prototype PVD ‘Shadow’

Movement: 146HP Manual Wind Movement with Engraved Zenith Movement Bridge

Case Material: PVD Coated Aluminium Upper Case with Stainless Steel caseback

Case diameter: 41mm

Glass: Mineral

Water resistance: NIL

Strap: Generic Leather

Condition: 8.5/10 (Very good condition for early PVD with light wear through to harder case edges)

Age: 1970’s

Box & Papers: NIL – Correspondence with Zenith Heritage Department present

SKU: 13640

FIVEFORTYFIVE SIX MONTHS WARRANTY

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