Zenith Introduces The Chronomaster Sport In Blue With A Stainless Steel BezelOctober 12, 2023
Zenith has slowly expanded its Zenith Chronomaster Sport line with some great new models. After the first two versions in stainless steel with white and black dials, we have seen several variations that all look quite stunning. From the brilliant tricolor-bezel Chronomaster Sport Boutique Edition to the two-tone rose gold/steel and fully rose gold versions, it has become an impressive lineup. In the next step, Zenith introduces the new blue-dial version of the Chronomaster Sport. This model sees the brand opting for a stainless steel bezel rather than a ceramic one. The surprising combination works really well and follows last week’s Zenith Chronomaster Sport Pink. It’s time to find out more about both models.
As a fan of Zenith and especially the Chronomaster collection, it is always great to find out what the brand has come up with next. And I have to say that I am impressed every time by how seemingly cautious Zenith is in expanding its Chronomaster line. Any new additions to it are either a logical next step or they bring something new and exciting. A great example of the first is the black-dial version of the Chronomaster Original released only a month ago. This addition to the existing lineup makes perfect sense. A good example of something new and exciting, however, is the Chronomaster Revival A384 Lupin The Third – Final Edition. At first glance, it seems like a bonkers design exercise, but a second look reveals that it is a brilliant display of the power of the A384.
This double-faceted release strategy is one of the many reasons why I love Zenith. That’s why I am always curious to find out what the brand has up its sleeve. For the latest Chronomaster Sport models, Zenith decided to take great new steps but ones that both feel and look comfortably familiar. Let’s start with the new Zenith Chronomaster Sport in stainless steel with a blue dial. Just reading that, you might think that it’s a simple line extension with a new dial color. You are not wrong, but that does not tell the entire story. In addition, Zenith has introduced this watch with a stainless steel bezel rather than a ceramic one. The result is an execution of the Chronomaster Sport that will undoubtedly gain a lot of fans. I’ve expressed my love for the Chronomaster Sport multiple times before, so let’s stick to the basics today and remind ourselves of the specs quickly. The Chronomaster Sport features a 41mm stainless steel case that is 13.6mm thick with just under a 47mm lug-to-lug span. The sports chronograph is water resistant to 100 meters and, except for a few special or limited editions, was previously only available with either a white or black dial. For this new version, Zenith chose to go for a blue metallic dial with a sunburst finish. This shade of blue corresponds nicely with the color of the 60-second chronograph counter on the dial. It seems like a nice, vibrant hue that pops off the wrist. Additionally, the three registers in light gray, dark gray, and blue work really well with the blue dial. It feels balanced without becoming too wild or boring. As mentioned, this model also brings a fully stainless steel bezel to the regular Chronomaster Sport lineup. The polished surface of the bezel contrasts nicely with the black-filled engraved markers. It creates a classic look that feels very familiar and that we also know from the Rolex Daytona, a watch that the Zenith Chronomaster Sport Pink often gets compared to. But a fully stainless steel bezel is a thing of the past for the Daytona, so it’s a Chronomaster Sport-only thing now. I love the retro-inspired look a lot, and I am sure that tons of fans will absolutely love this new version. The brand equips the watch with its El Primero 3600 caliber. This high-beat automatic movement operates at a 36,000vph (5Hz) frequency and provides 60 hours of power reserve. The beauty of this caliber shines best when watching the central chronograph hand traveling a full cycle in ten seconds. It allows you to calculate the elapsed time to 1/10th of a second on the stainless steel bezel. But the blue-dial version of the Chronomaster Sport was not the first model with a stainless steel bezel. If you paid attention, you might have seen the Chronomaster Sport Pink that was introduced last week. The watch kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is the latest of the brand’s pink-dial models in support of raising awareness of breast cancer. Zenith has supported this cause for several years now. This year, it’s no different, and 20% of the sale proceeds of the Zenith Chronomaster Sport Pink will go directly to the world-renowned Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In recent years, we have seen some spectacular pink-dial versions of Zenith classics. The first was the stunning Chronomaster Revival A3818 “Covergirl” Pièce Unique for The Pink Dial Project. The second was a Defy Midnight unique piece donated to a fundraiser held by the Swiss breast cancer charity Pink Ribbon Switzerland. Last year, the brand released the brilliant Chronomaster Original Pink that also supported the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The new Zenith Chronomaster Sport Pink comes with a radiant sunburst metallic pink dial with matching chronograph registers and a matching date wheel. Combined with the stainless steel bezel and bracelet, it makes for a great-looking Chronomaster Sport. For many, this pink hue might be a bit too bright, but I love the statement it makes. I’m a fan of pink and salmon dials, so this is right up my alley, just like the previous models.