Not willing to let the rather svelte grey Zenith El Primero 410 Limited Edition get that sweet movement all to itself, Zenith has launched another new 410 model which features a silver sun ray dial. The new Zenith 410 ref 03.2091.410/01.C494 shares most of its design and technical attributes with the 410 LE we showed you back in October. With a 42mm steel case and sapphire on both sides, the 410 forgoes the contrasting white-on-grey coloring and star markers at two and ten seen on the limited model, opting instead for uniform silver dial design.
The silver dial and the blued steel accents make for a very attractive variation that seems a bit more reserved than the previous 410. Obviously still powered by the El Primero 410 movement, this El Primero still receives the 36,000 vph rate, column wheel-chronograph as well as triple date and moonphase complications. The day and month are shown in distinct apertures above the three and nine sub dials while the date is displayed via a conventional window between four and five.
If you didn’t like the grey or the contrasting sub dials of the LE, or simply had trouble getting one due to short supply, you’re in luck. This new model will be available soon, carries a list price of 9500 CHF and comes fitted to a gorgeous looking brown alligator strap with a triple folding clasp.
When I first saw these photos, the dial design seemed a little off, but then I realized that I’ve just grown accustom to seeing El Primeros with colorful and contrasting sub dials and, while I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the metallic blue sub dial seen on models like the Striking 10th, it’s cool to see Zenith expanding and offering a more reserved dial design for a more traditional movement like the 410. zenith-watches.com