Zenith revisits one of its historic 1960s models in giving life to a new chronograph with a delightfully vintage air: Heritage 146. While it picks up the retro look of its predecessor, with the same 38 mm case, it is driven by a new high-frequency movement powering a chronograph function and ensuring a 50-hour power reserve, whereas the original 146D calibre beat at the rhythm of 18,000 vibrations per hour, had a 38-hour power reserve and displayed only the hours, minutes and small seconds. In a nod to the 1960s, today’s El Primero 4069 movement orchestrates a dial layout typical of that period, with two counters lined up on a date-free dial available in sunburst blue or tropical brown versions. A competition leather strap sets the perfect finishing touch, underscoring the vintage nature of this model capable of subtly mingling distinct eras.
Mechanical automatic, El Primero 4069 calibre, 254 components, 35 jewels, 36,000 vib/h (5 Hz), column wheel, oscillating weight adorned with Côtes de Genève pattern, minimum 50-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, tachymeter.
Stainless steel, 38 mm. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Sapphire back. Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft).
Sunburst blue or tropical brown. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph minutes at 3 o’clock. Rhodium-plated facetted hands and hour-markers.
Perforated blue or chestnut brown calfskin, rubber lining, steel pin buckle.