Zenith & Phillips Watches Join Forces to Create Two Limited Edition Ref. A386

After the launch of the Lapis Lazuli dial, “One-Off” ref. A386 that will be auctioned off today at the Geneva Watch Auction X, Zenith and Phillips Watches have announced two future collaborative creations based of the ref. A386.

Zenith invited Phillips to take the design lead and what they’ve created, was destined to be a hit. Evident in the fact that the complete set of limited editions are not sold out.

El Primero A386 Revival – Yellow Gold and Steel (Image: Phillips Watches)
El Primero A386 Revival – Yellow Gold and Steel (Image: Phillips Watches)

The first is a stainless-steel variation, limited to just 49 pieces, inspired by color schemes characteristic of fashionable textiles and popular interior design during the 60s. So, should anyone refer to the watch as designed with a faux-patina color scheme, do be mindful to point them towards the above point of inspiration.

The second piece, limited to 20 pieces, takes on the always loved, John Player Special color scheme. Like the stainless-steel version, this too is a 38mm piece, in yellow gold.

Both watches are powered by the automatic El Primero 400 movement, which features a column wheel chronograph with a 30-minute and 12-hour totalizer.

Cool detail about the steel piece, is that on top of the calfskin leather strap seen here, the watch will also come with a steel ladder bracelet, reminiscent of “Gay Frères” bracelets from the 60s.

El Primero A386 Revival – limited edition pieces created in partnership with Phillips Watches

The last point to make is that the winning bidder for the “One-Off” will be allowed first dibs to acquire the yellow gold and stainless-steel limited editions, so as to assemble a complete trio of the models made in partnership with Phillips Watches.

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