The Zenith Chronomaster Sport In Titanium

February 20, 2024 By mysun08481 Off

Since Zenith released the Chronomaster Sport in 2021, it’s become one of the brands most popular models, and supposedly was even the subject of waitlists during the boom times. Now Zenith is introducing the Chronomaster Sport Titanium. It’s the same Zenith Chronomaster Sport, but the case and bracelet are now produced in Grade 5 titanium.

Other than the new material, the specs will be familiar. A 41mm case that’s 13.8mm thick – the pushers, bezel, case, and bracelet are all brushed, with polished bevels. Zenith Chronomaster Sport says it weighs 105 grams, or 30 percent lighter than the steel Chronomaster Sport.

Inside is the familiar El Primero 3600 chronograph caliber, a high-frequency movement beating at 5 Hertz with a 60-hour power reserve, all visible through a sapphire caseback.

The titanium also has a new dial, which Zenith calls a “nickel-grey” sunburst. Different shades of grey are used for the classic tri-color subdials.

The Zenith Chronomaster Sport Sport Titanium is offered on both a titanium bracelet and a new line of integrated rubber straps. MSRP: $11,800 (bracelet); $11,300 (rubber strap).

Titanium seems like a solid extension of the Chronomaster Sport line, or at least a pretty obvious one? The Chronomaster Sport Titanium is good-looking and well executed. The CS is the modern answer to the heritage-driven Chronomaster Original, so it makes sense Zenith would introduce titanium in the Sport. And by adding titanium to the collection, Zenith’s (probably) gone where Rolex won’t with its chronograph that surely provided some… inspiration… for the Chronomaster Sport. Of course, I’ll make the obligatory mention that Zenith and the Daytona are historically intertwined, dating back to the ’80s when Rolex went knocking on Zenith’s door to use El Primero calibers in its updated Daytona.

At $11,800 on bracelet, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport Titanium is 18 percent more expensive than the steel CS when the model was introduced in 2021 (the steel CS now costs $11,000). As I’ve mentioned before, I’m more of a Chronomaster Original than a Sport guy – this alone puts me in the minority, as by all accounts the CS is more popular. I honestly haven’t spent enough time with a CS to have strong feelings about it. But I’m not sure the Chronomaster Sport is designed to induce strong feelings anyway. It was a cool way for Zenith to introduce its new El Primero caliber 3600. Now, it’s a commercially successful watch; I have no doubt this well-executed Chronomaster Sport Titanium will cement its status.