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and an ex­clu­sive starter mech­a­nism al­low si­mul­ta­ne­ous re­set­ting of the sec­onds as well as tenths and hun­dredths of a sec­ond.

e El Primero Cal­iber 9004 is Cosc-cer­ti­fied and has a 50hour power re­serve for the time and a 50-minute power re­serve for the chrono­graph. e 44-mm watch is avail­able in three op­tions: ti­ta­nium (above right), priced at $9,600; ti­ta­nium with an open­worked dial (mid­dle) for $10,600; and ce­ram­i­cized alu­minum with an open­worked dial (above left) for $11,600.

— Zenith's new Defy El Primero 21, pow­ered by the brand's new au­to­matic Cal­iber El Primero 9004, has two es­cape­ments: one for time, beat­ing at 36,000 vph (5Hz), and one for the chrono­graph, beat­ing at a fre­quency of 50Hz, or 360,000 vph, al­low­ing the chrono­graph to mea­sure and dis­play hun­dredths of a sec­ond on the cen­tral dial.

e new-gen­er­a­tion twin­bar­rel El Primero 9004 has a bal­ance spring made of car­bon­ma­trix car­bon nan­otube com­pos­ite, a Zenith-patented ma­te­rial that is re­sis­tant to grav­ity and tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions ac­cord­ing to Zenith. It is an­ti­mag­netic to 15,000 gauss. In ad­di­tion to cen­tral hours and min­utes, there is a small sec­onds sun­dial at 9 o’clock, a 1/100th-sec­ond cen­tral chrono­graph hand, a 30-minute to­tal­izer at 3 o’clock, sec­onds and 1/10th sec­ond at 6 o’clock, and a per­cent­age in­di­ca­tion of the chrono­graph power-re­serve at 12 o’clock. A patented chrono­graph-re­set con­trol mech­a­nism com­posed of three heart pieces

Cal­iber El Primero 9004

Zenith Defy El Primero 21

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