Lot No. 14 (95th Auction)
Zenith, Le Locle, "El Primero Automatic - DEFY", Ref. G 7813, Cal. 3019PHC, 38 x 45 mm, circa 1971

A gentleman's extremely rare and heavy automatic wristwatch with chronograph and date indicator - small edition of only 100 pieces
Case: 18k gold, screw back, screwed winding crown. Dial: gilt. Movm.: rotorwind movement, Glucydur balance.

"El Primero surely is one of the best known calibres in the watchmaking industry. Even non-insiders or those who take only a fleeting interest in watches are likely to have heard of El Primero - it is a name that stands for supreme quality chronometers. This should not come as a surprise; it is after all a movement built to meet the requirements for over 40 years. Today’s collectors are particularly keen on the models with featuring 3019. As only small series of the individual models were produced that also had a lot of variants, some watches from this time are almost impossible to find nowadays and the prices asked for them are suitably high."
Source: Manfred Rössler, El Primero - der Chronograph, Forstinning 2015, p. 10f
Estimate  6,500 - 8,000 €

Price Realised  7,700 €
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