Zenith reached a 2014 cooperation agreement with the Spindrift racing fleet, becoming a fleet partner and the official timekeeper. The fleet is formed by Italian lady Dona Bertarelli and is led by experienced sailor Yann Guichard. Share advanced racing fleet experience and continue to push the limits with professional ideas. Brands always seize opportunities, participate in top technology projects, and once again witness breakthroughs in great adventures, which reflect the brand value: legitimacy, fearlessness and joy.
The Spindrift racing team is proud of its oversize trimaran, the Spindrift 2, which was born to break the record of maritime races of various manned vessels. It has created 10 events such as the Jules Verne Trophy Round the world record. On Sunday, November 2nd, the trimaran will be under the helm of Yann Guichard for a grand vision at the Route du Rhum solo regatta. This famous transatlantic solo regatta is held every four years, starting at Saint-Malo (France) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe).
Taking this opportunity, Zenith launched the new El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing watch (divided into two versions) to pay tribute to this great human adventure sport.
The dial of the released El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing series has two characteristics. One is a visual escapement at ten o’clock, and the other is the ‘Spindrift racing’ engraved on the surface of the inner ring at 12 o’clock. Equipped with a telemetry function, the wearer can calculate the distance visually and audibly. The oscillating weight is engraved with the fleet’s logo and inscriptions, reminiscent of the marvelous connection between this premium sports watch and the upcoming Lake Leman and worldwide sailing challenges.
This watch is equipped with an El Primero 4061 self-winding movement with a silicon escapement and column wheels. The diameter is 45 mm and the water resistance reaches 100 meters. It is divided into two different versions: rose gold and titanium case with black dial (REF.86.2060.4061 / 21.R573); black stainless steel case with carbon fiber dial (REF. 75.2060.4061 / 21.R573). Both versions are coated with DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon), giving the watch an exquisite matte black tone, which also makes the watch more robust and scratch-resistant, showing a clear men’s style.
The strap made mainly of rubber and fiber fabric is not only very flexible and adaptable, but also durable and more robust.