Watch news : Zenith Cover Girl: rebirth of a clock icon


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On February 25, 2020, Zenith lifted the veil of his collaboration with the online specialized magazine Revolution. Together, they decided to revive a model based on the legendary Cover girl, which contains the famous El Primero movement. A watch appreciated by many collectors of antique watches around the world.

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The First A3818


The First A3818 is an iconic sports chronograph launched by the watch brand Zenith in the 70s. He was nicknamed “Cover Girl” after appearing on the cover of the book. Zenith: manufacture of Swiss watches since 1865 by Manfred Rössler who, seduced by his metallic blue dial, decided to make him the protagonist of his work.

Zenith Cover Girl

The El Primero movement is an icon in itself and has been produced for over 50 years. Before its launch in 1969, Zenith watchmakers would have needed seven years of hard work to create this first fully integrated automatic chronograph movement.

Among the collectors of antique watches, the Cover girl It is a true jewel and probably one of the most sought after and difficult Zenith chronographs in the market.

The Cover Girl is back in a Revival series

Zenith Cover Girl


Therefore, this year, Zenith has joined forces with Revolution and its partner The Rake to revive this elegant and sporty watch in a series limited to only 100 pieces.

Zenith Cover Girl

East Cover girl The 2020 version uses a 37 mm stainless steel angular case, with pump-shaped pushers, as in the original 1971 model. We especially recognize the watch thanks to its fascinating dial, whose texture and stripes superbly capture the light. In this new version, the satin finish and the oil blue color have been preserved. The same applies to the indexes of seconds in the form of ” pyramid “, As well as the alternation of gray and black in the rings surrounding the counters.

For optimal readability and a modern touch, a SuperLuminova treatment has been added to the indexes, the tachymeter scale, the logo and the inscriptions.

Zenith Cover Girl


Zenith Cover Girl

Wristwatch Cover girl shows a red hand of the central chronograph and includes three counters; 30 minutes at 3 a.m., 12 hours at 6 a.m. and small seconds at 9 a.m. The set is surrounded by a tachymeter scale, while the date is between 4 and 5h. To protect the set, a domed and anti-reflective sapphire crystal on both sides.

Zenith Cover Girl

Zenith Cover Girl

On the back of the box, the transparent background allows you to greatly admire the automatic movement El Primero, improved compared to the original. A3818. This caliber of 31 rubies beats at a frequency of 36,000 VpH and offers a power reserve of 50 hours. A true jewel of performance, completed with meticulous finishes with an oscillating weight with the motive “Côtes de Genève”. Splendid!

As for the attachment, this A3818 Revival It is adorned with a steel bracelet “ladder” with double folding clasp.

Given the limited number of pieces, you will have to hurry to acquire this precious blow! 50 pieces will be available in stores and on the Zenith site, another 50 in The Rake / Revolution.

Price: CHF 7,900

Adeline Dol

Adeline, a fairly versatile independent journalist, is passionate about watches, a curious woman who is always looking for new watchmaking.