The Chronomaster Sport needs very little introduction, having been one of the dominant sports watch releases of 2021. For 2022, Zenith has refreshed the line with updates to the steel and rose gold models, as well as introducing a collector’s favorite — two-tone stainless steel and rose gold. You’ll need to be as quick and decisive as the watch’s 1/10th-of-a-second chronograph if you want one though… they’ll sell like hot cakes!
The fan-favorite characteristics are still there, which include the three, differently colored subdials in the layout that was dictated by the legendary A386 that was the first integrated automatic chronograph movement when introduced in 1969. Also present is the 41mm classic chrono case, pump pushers and ceramic bezel. A new twist for the steel model is a tri-color ceramic bezel, to echo the tri-color subdial layout. I first saw this watch during the LVMH Watch Week earlier this year and loved it. The three colors of ceramic are striking and the harmony with the subdials just works. Known as the “Boutique Edition”, the watch will be available through Zenith boutiques globally.
The newest edition to the family is in stainless steel and gold, a combination which gives the watch a warmth that is compelling and that is set off beautifully by the silver sunray-finish dial. The dial keeps the tri-color subdial layout and has classic two-tone gold-plated hands and hour markers.
The rose gold models have new dials in either black or white. Personally, I love the depth of the black with the rose gold, which is actually the opposite of my general taste in sports chronographs, but in this case, it’s lovely!
All the watches feature the groundbreaking El Primero 3600, which can be viewed through the sapphire caseback. Whatever your poison, there is now a Chronomaster Sport for you!
Zenith Chronomaster Sport
Movement: Self-winding El Primero 3604; 60 hours of power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Case: 41mm; stainless steel, stainless steel and gold (two-tone), or 18K rose gold; 100m water resistance
Dial: Sunray silver (steel); sunray silver (two-tone); black or white (rose gold). All with tri-color subdials.
Bracelet: Steel, steel and rose gold, or rose gold; double folding clasp
Price: CHF 11,900 (steel); CHF 16,900 (steel and gold); CHF 37,900 (rose gold)
Availability: Physical and online Zenith boutiques worldwide