ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL
ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL ZENITH PROTOTYPE 146HP 1970s PVD ALUMINUM 41MM CHRONOGRAPH TONNEAU BARREL
$ 7,950.00
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For auction is a 1970s Zenith PVD Prototype 'Shadow' caliber 146HP aluminum 41mm. Rare watch with a cool broad arrow hand set. A sleeper piece that is subtle in its black case. An early attempt at PVD these watches also were made of aluminum case uppers which was also a revolutionary use of material at the time. The tonneau cushion case is such a 70's and 80's stalwart; it really has an appealing shape to it and that is why it has been an enduring design. This is one of the best applications of this case shape ever from a number of perspectives: brand (Zenith), case design (this is slightly different from other watches that use this similar case shape) and most importantly movement (it uses a caliber 146HP which while not being a El Primero is a very high grade and beautiful manual winding caliber). And on top of all that it has a great dial.


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Diameter: 41 mm w/out crown, 44 mm w/crown, 45 mm lug to lug

Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)

Height: 13 mm

Power-reserve: 34 hours

Water Resistance: N/A

Gram Weight: 57 grams

Movement: Zenith caliber 146HP manual winding

Crystal: MINERAL


Strap/Bracelet: Leather high grade brown rally strap

Case: PVD on aluminum case upper with stainless steel screw down caseback, original pushers and crown, case shows some wear but is good overall

Dial: MATTE BLACK with applied outer tachymeter chapter in white print, Zenith logo at 12 o'clock, tritium broad arrow style markers, guilloche subdials

Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): nice pre-owned vintage condition showing wear but good overall appearance, working well

Box/Papers: Watch only


  
         
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