The faceted indices are made of gold, and the faceted handset is gold plated. This makes for a cohesive color statement with the 42mm rose gold case. It also means you’ve got varied surfaces that catch the light, giving you some flashes of light without the need for gems to be embedded. Additionally, that large silver dial offsets the color, making the gold, in some ways, an accent color, rather than the predominant one.More replica Zenith El Primero watches.
The case is topped with a domed sapphire crystal (AR coating on both sides), and also has a flat sapphire crystal embedded in the caseback. One unexpected part comes in with the strap. Zenith actually gave it a rubber lining. This is for some protection from water (the watch itself has a 50m WR rating), but I think it will also extend the life of the strap, giving it some additional strength and support. The strap comes standard with a pin buckle (in rose gold), or you can opt for a folding clasp.
The minute hand, then, extends just about out to the very edge of the case, allowing for precise (to the minute) timetelling, as it’s right against the hash marks on the outer edge (also for use with the chronograph seconds hand). Handsets are an item we tend to be tough with, but here I think Zenith did a superb job, both in sizing them, as well as keeping a cohesive look with the indices.
As I mentioned at the outset, this was my first exposure to Zenith and its El Primero – and I think I’ve been spoiled! As many others have said, having a watch on the wrist powered by an El Primero is fantastic. Having the movement modified as it is to get the annual calendar included really elevates the watch as a whole.