Zenith El Primero Revival A384 Shadow 97.T384.4061/21.C822

  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: 97.T384.4061/21.C822
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Strap Length: Adjustable
  • Scope: Watch Only
  • Year: 2021
  • Case Width: 37mm
  • Listing ID: SD032697
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This watch is in excellent condition. There are some light scuffs on the case.

Watch comes with pouch.

While most of Zenith's Chronomaster Revival line attempts to bring back the brand's most successful designs, through embracing the originals' use of bright and contrasting colours, the Chronomaster Revival Shadow instead takes a more minimalist approach. It's an entirely monochromatic watch (with the exception of the brass wheels, rubies and blued screws on the movement) in a micro-blasted titanium case. It's a very unusual approach to take an ostensibly vintage-inspired collection, but works surprisingly well.

The A384 case is one of the brand's most famous shapes, being the very first Zenith to house the brand new El Primero automatic chronograph in 1969.


Zenith is a watch brand with a storied and genuinely interesting history. Like many other brands, it began its early history making watches for the rich and famous, including a pocket watch which was gifted by Indian independence leaders Indira Nehru to Mahatma Gandhi.

In 1969, Zenith became one of the three companies that released an automatic chronograph movement. This was particularly notable as prior to this horological arms race an automatic chronograph was considered extremely difficult to design.

When the Quartz Crisis hit, however, Zenith's run ended. The El Primero, once Zenith's flagship, went out of production. While other brands scrapped or sold their tooling, Charles Vermot, a senior engineer who helped develop the movement, decided to dismantle but keep the El Primero's tooling.

This saved Zenith. Only a few years later, Rolex chose the El Primero movement to power its new, revamped Daytona. Zenith was able to return the movement to the production line, and as a result won the contract to supply Rolex. This provided them with a lifeline, which allowed Zenith to make its comeback into the globally-recognised brand which it is today.
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