Thursday, July 10, 2014

Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow

It looks like Zenith has released the stainless steel and non Limited Edition version of the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch. The watch is basically the same as the Limited Edition El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow watch but in stainless steel instead of Tialum (Titanium and Aluminium) and no PVD Black coating. Oh, and it comes with a steel bracelet.

The Limited Edition El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow, reference 24.2063.405/21.R515.

Photograph: Zenith

The El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow, stainless steel version. Reference 03.2061.405/21.M2060.

Photograph: PuristSPro

The Rainbow Flyback is of course a modern version of the original Rainbow Flyback from 1997. The original watch was built on the specification from the French Air Force (although some say it was with the Aero-Club De France). I don't really care. I like the watch back then and regret that I did not get one back then. 

The Original Rainbow.

Photograph: A Blog to Watch

The specifications of the El Primero Stratos Flyback Rainbow:


El Primero 405B, automatic
Calibre: 13 14’’’ (diameter: 30 mm)
Thickness: 6.60 mm
Components: 331
Jewels: 31
Frequency: 36,00 VpH – 5 Hz
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishing: oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” pattern


Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
3-counter chronograph:
  • Central sweep seconds hand
  • 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
  • 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
  • Telemetric scale
  • Date window at 6 o’clock


Material: steel
Unidirectional rotating bezel with black aluminium disc
Diameter: 45.5 mm
Opening diameter: 35 mm
Thickness: 14.10 mm
Glass: domed sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides
Case-back: transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: black with 30-minute counter in original colours
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in SLN C1 superluminova

Hands: rhodiumed, faceted and coated with SLN C1 superluminova

As for me, I am just happy I was offered an opportunity to get one, the original one... (minus the colours).

Photograph: Watchionable

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