Alex’s tidbits. The start off a new series of videos … The Zenith Cronometro TIPO CP-2 watches belong to the exclusive circle of legendary chronographs that have earned the status of exceptional timepieces in both military and horological history and are now sought-after collector’s items.
At , Zenith presented its tribute to one of the most coveted military pieces, the . The original 1960s TIPO CP-2 is often identified under that name. ‘CP’ stands for cronometro da polso (wrist chronograph).
Zenith launched its first limited-edition Cronometro TIPO CP-2 timepiece in partnership with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us
The Manufacture was proud to be expressing its support by making a donation to this charitable organization that honors and empowers injured service members who bravely volunteered to serve their nation on or after the events of September 11, 2001.
Click here to see a picture Zenith making that donation of $25,000, presented by Zenith’s U.S. president, Thierry Collot.
Commenting on the partnership, Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith said:
“In recognition of , Zenith is honored to partner with to launch this very special limited-edition chronograph. We are happy to support the important work that Wounded Warrior Project is doing for the nation’s service members and their families through this project. We could not think of a better way to celebrate this moving annual commemoration.”
The Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition watch was sold nationwide in a limited run of 50 units.
Now I finally got my hands on this beautiful chronograph and I am happy to be able to show it to you. And I also go back in the history of the and show the chronograph from 1965, plus two other variations of the chronograph in an aged stainless steel and bronze case done meanwhile… Enjoy the video and let me know what you think about the Tipo CP-2 chronograph…
Reinterpretation of the famous model from the 1960s
Tribute to Wounded Warriors
El Primero 405 B, Automatic
Caliber: 13 ¼ ‘’’ (Diameter: 30 mm)
Movement thickness: 6.6 mm
Frequency: 36,000 A/h (= 5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif bearing the flag
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
– Central chronograph hand
– 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
CASE, DIAL & HANDS
Diamater: 43 mm
Dimater opening: 32.5 mm
Thickness: 12.85 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Matte Blue
Bezel: Special Blue
Hour-makers: Arabic numerals in SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
STRAPS & BUCKLES
Bracelet: Blue Kudu leather strap with special stitching
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle