Zenith Chronographs have remained under the radar, but as of late garnered more attention. In our opinion they are still underrated vintage jewels in the watch world.
This Zenith A271 was made in the 1960s and is a classic sports chronograph in a large (for the era) 37mm stainless steel case with elegant simplicity. This watch performs well as a tool watch, yet with its subtle detailing can easily slide under a dress shirt cuff and be a discreet companion.
Looking closer it features a crisp silver sunburst dial with applied constrasting dial furniture. The art deco '12' gives the watch a nice contrast to the sharp clean lines of the case. The crosshair left sub dial being an excercise in less is more, and makes you focus on the restrained details of the watch.
The watch houses a solid 146DP column wheel movement made by Martel who made movements for Universal Geneve before Zenith bought the rights.
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1960s Zenith A271 'Deco 12' Chronograph
Year: Circa 1960s
Case: Stainless steel, scewback, thick case
Dial: Silver, applied gold dial furniture
Dimensions: 37 mm excluding crown
Function: Manual Chronograph
Caliber: 146DP Martel
Strap: Brown suede
Accessories: No box or papers