Every year, a watch with a high price can be auctioned at a watch auction. It must be a watch with very few words and a very special character! In fact, it doesn’t have to be how expensive the material is. Just like this ZENITH was sold in the 1960s by the Italian dealer A. Cairelli to the Italian military’s Cairelli military pilot chronograph, one of the top five auction houses in the world. “The Phillips auction house sold for 62,500 Swiss francs more than three times the estimated price (estimated price is 20,000 Swiss francs). Today, in order to commemorate this legendary watch, Zenith has launched a replica series of TIPO. The CP-2 chronograph watch is not only the appearance of the classic design features, but also the El Primero automatic movement inside is expected!
Before we officially introduce this series of TIPO CP-2 chronograph watches, let us review this history! Since the early 1960s, when the Italian military selected Zenith, it produced military watches for its naval and air force. The Roman dealer “A. Cairelli” was responsible for transporting 2,500 chronographs to the Italian Navy and Air Force; until the late 1970s, the pilot of the Lockheed F104 “F104 Starfighter” was still wearing this. watch.
The original military chronograph, codenamed TIPO CP-2, features two chronograph discs, 43 mm in diameter, ensuring legibility that is critical to the pilot. Powering this top-flight is the Zenith DP 146 movement, which is exemplary in terms of reliability – it has proven to be decisive for the accuracy of the tasks performed. With its extraordinary practicality, this Zenith chronograph is the perfect complement to all kinds of airborne instruments in the cockpit. Even if the pilot has no mission, it rarely leaves the watch away from the wrist. Full trust in this watch. Since the beginning of the 20th century, various military forces have come to the fore, and they have commissioned Zenith to create military watches to meet their stringent technical specifications. That is, they require the timepieces created by Genelec to be highly reliable and accurate. Excellently readable and rugged in any environment.
The most striking part of the design of the new TIPO CP-2 chronograph watch is the highly redesigned design element of the original watch. Details such as the size of the case, the style of the rotating bezel, the configuration of the faceplate, and the style of the hour markers, scales, and hands all reproduce the look of the classic CP-2. Of course, the texture of the details is better than the classic ones. It is very good work for collectors who love the classic CP-2 design or watchmakers who love flying watches.
With an unquestionable and powerful “gas field”, wearing the wrist, its military genes are self-evident; it is subtle and impeccable in its subtleties, so it is enough to disappoint all kinds of fleeting fashion trends and time itself. Time, a model of timelessness. The Cal. 146DP hand-wound movement is the basis and predecessor of the classic El Primero movement developed by Zenith in 1969. In the new Heritage Revival Cronometro Tipo CP-2 engraved watch, the El Primero caliber, which has a strong blood relationship with the classic Cal. 146DP caliber, has a strong heritage. Of course, the performance of the El Primero movement is much higher, and in order to pay tribute to the classic, the brand deliberately canceled the configuration of the 12-hour counter and date window in this replica, making the appearance more original design. With only a high frequency of 36,000 vph, you can also feel Zenith’s intentions in this replica watch.
The Zenith Heritage Series TIPO CP-2 Chronograph Watch has an unmistakable “gas field”, and its wrists are self-evident; its subtleties are subtle and impeccable, so it’s enough to stand out The so-called fleeting fashion trend and time itself have become a model of timeless and timeless.