44 Smoke Sig­nals

Zenith trots out a spe­cial edi­tion of its El Primero chronograph for the 50th an­niver­sary of the quintessen­tial Cuban cigar

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Zenith’s spe­cial edi­tion for Co­hiba

Cuba’s in the news again, with the wait­ing line to visit the coun­try fi­nally mov­ing along. Very timely then, that Zenith should present a spe­cial edi­tion El Primero Chrono­mas­ter 1968 to cel­e­brate the 50th an­niver­sary of Co­hiba, the iconic maker of Cuban cigars. Both are chil­dren of the 1960s. Co­hiba was cre­ated in 1966; the El Primero is the first au­to­matic chronograph move­ment cre­ated in 1969.

The first-ever Co­hiba watch, the El Primero Chrono­mas­ter 1969 Co­hiba Edi­tion in 42mm case is avail­able in 50 pieces in rose gold and 500 pieces in stain­less steel. All fea­ture the sig­na­ture Ha­vana brown dial with Co­hiba mo­tifs in­clud­ing ver­ti­cal strip­ing and a pro­file of abo­rig­i­nal chief Taino. On the front, a dial open­ing at 11 o’clock re­veals the os­cil­la­tions of the fast-beat­ing bal­ance while on the back, the Cosc-cer­ti­fied El Primero move­ment can be viewed through the sap­phire crys­tal that is en­graved with Co­hiba’s 50th an­niver­sary logo. The El Primero Chrono­mas­ter 1969 Co­hiba Edi­tion comes in an ex­clu­sive wooden box in match­ing Co­hiba colours.

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