In 1971, Zenith introduced the world to the A3818, which was available for a short time and produced in limited quantities, quickly became one of the most sought after El Primero among collectors, its appearance on the cover of Manfred Rossler’s book “Zenith – Swiss Watchmaking Since 1865” even earned her the affectionate nickname “Cover Girl”.
In 2020, the Revival A3818 “Cover Girl” emerged through a collaboration between Zenith and Revolution & The Rake, with only 100 pieces that sold out within hours. Today again by the hands of the same players, it now presents the new Chronomaster Revival of the A3818 “The Airweight Cover Girl”, in another limited edition, now with 250 pieces.
If at first glance it seems identical to the limited edition of 2020, it is necessary to point out some differences, starting with the material of the case and the traditional ladder bracelet that now comes in grade 5 titanium, which gives it a total weight (including bracelet) of 78.2 grams, it should also be noted that it is the first time titanium material has been used on the ladder bracelet, which is now distinguished by its polished central link thanks to the fact that the quality of the titanium used is the only one that can be mirror polished.
The other novelty can be found on the dial, which despite retaining its Superman blue tone with a vertically brushed finish, now comes with the shark tooth scale, tachymeter scale, logo and text in “C1” white Super-LumiNova instead of the “C3” green tone from the previous version.
Inside, it continues to be operated by the high-frequency automatic movement, Caliber El Primero 400, which offers up to 50 hours of power reserve and can be seen through the sapphire glass of its case back.
The watches can be purchased from Revolution & The Rake and also from official Zenith boutiques around the world, priced at CHF 9,900.
More details here.
Model: Chronomaster Revival A3818 “The Airweight Cover Girl”
Dial: “Superman” vertical brushed blue
Lume: “C1” white Super-LumiNova
Case Material: Grade 5 titanium
Case Dimensions: 37 mm diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 50 Meters
Strap: Grade 5 titanium ladder bracelet and blue “Cordura” effect strap with white stitching
Caliber: El Primero 400
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Frequency: 5 Hz (36,000 Vph)
Power Reserve: 50 Hours
Price: CHF 9,900
Limited Edition: Yes, 250 pieces