Celebrating a Partnership
Zenith President and CEO Aldo Magada and SVRA’s President and CEO Tony Parella were together at the Classic Car Club Manhattan in New York City. Zenith took the opportunity to unveil the El Primero Chronomaster 1969 SVRA, a limited edition that incorporates the SVRA logo.
Together they spoke about their relationship and how the partnership allows them to each share their values and passions.
“This partnership with SVRA and vintage race car is not simply a collaborative endeavor… Passion for mechanics, for competition, for adventure and also for friendship. We are proud to be associating with SVRA, one of the oldest vintage racing organizations in the United States, to affirm Zenith and its long-standing relationship with vintage racing and classic car owners.”
– Zenith President and CEO, Aldo Magada
“We are extremely honored to partner with Zenith, one of the most iconic watch manufacturers in the world. This relationship focuses on a shared passion for heritage and the things that last. Vintage race cars and Zenith watches are both mechanically technical and artistic. I look forward to building towards the future while enjoying what Zenith brings to our events.”
– SVRA CEO and President, Tony Parella
Technical Details of the El Primero Chronomaster 1969 SVRA
The El Primero Chronomaster 1969 SVRA is a special edition issued in a 100-piece limited edition, designed for authentic motorsports enthusiasts with a special interest in vintage racing. Reference number: 03.20411.4061/07.C776.
- El Primero 4061 Automatic
- Calibre: 13 1/4
- Thickness: 6.6mm
- Jewls: 31
- Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
- Minimum Power-reserve: 50 hours
- Cotes de Geneve motif
- Central hours and minutes
- Small seconds
- Tachymetric scale
Case, Dial, Hands and Strap
- Stainless Steel
- 42mm diameter
- Thickness 14.05mm
- Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Exhibition case-back
- Water resistant to 10 ATM (100m)
- Silver Dial with SVRA logo
- Black alligator leather with rubber lining and yellow stitching
About the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association
With thousands of active members in the United States, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Associate is the premier racing organization. In 2016, the SVRA will sanction 16 events at some of the most challenging circuits in the US. Some of these well known tracks include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring, Sonoma Raceway and Virginia International Raceway among many others.
The SVRA holds their Vintage Racing National Championships every November at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Get to Know Zenith
Zenith is a brand that brings style and substance to its watchmaking, and has been doing so for over 150 years. Founded in 1865, the Manufacture quickly gained recognition of it’s precise chronometers. In entirety, Zenith has gained over 2,330 chronometry prices for their in-house movements.
Much of Zenith’s success came with the design of the legendary El Primero calibre, which features an integrated automatic column wheel chronograph movement and was released in 1969. This iconic movement beats at 36,000 vibrations per hour, ensuring short time measurements accurate to the nears 1/10th of a second.
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