Zenith Heritage 146: retro blue or brown

‘Look mom, no date!’ The Heritage 146 is a re-interpretation of one of Zenith’s historic 1960s models. The 38mm case is delightfully slender and the absence of a date keeps the dial refreshingly clean. A great new El Primero-equipped chronograph in blue or brown.

The Heritage 146 is not just looks. Inside the steel beats a new high-frequency automatic chronograph movement ensuring a 50-hour power reserve. The original 146D calibre, a pre-El Primero movement, 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, the 2017 El Primero 4069 movement consisting of 254 components 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.

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Lex Stolk

The author Lex Stolk

Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.