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April 15, 2024

Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium

ZENITH is back on the tennis court as Official Timekeeper of the UTS 2024 Championship with the launch of the Chronomaster Sport in Titanium, and a new line of integrated rubber straps.

Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium

PATRICK MOURATOGLOU’S UTS

UTS is the brainchild of celebrated French tennis coach, entrepreneur and ZENITH friend of the brand Patrick Mouratoglou. As someone who has dedicated his life to the sport, Mouratoglou set out with the mission to bring tennis to a younger and wider audience, while also encouraging players to express themselves on the court in a more natural way than what traditional tennis tours usually allow. With a shorter and more intense format, consisting of matches played over 4 quarters of 8 minutes, the emphasis is on entertainment. 

The Official Timekeeper of UTS since its first edition in 2020, ZENITH looks forward to continuinglending its support to the groundbreaking and youthful tennis championship, which has seen its fandom grow tremendously across the world since its first season. The 2024 season was the perfect opportunity to unveil ZENITH’s latest sports chronograph, the Chronomaster Sport Titanium and the new range of integrated rubber straps.

CHRONOMASTER SPORT TITANIUM

Elevating the sense of performanceas well as endurance,titanium boasts many advantages over traditional alloys used in watchmaking. It is significantly lighter than steel, a property appreciated in sports to keep motion and balance unhindered. It has one of the highest strength-to-density ratios of all metallic elements, ensuring robustness. It’s also very resistant to corrosion – a welcome feature when working up a sweat. It’s also paramagnetic, which means precision is given an added layer of protection from external magnetic fields. With such a unique combination of properties, it’s no wonder that titanium is used in some of the most high-tech and demanding fields.

Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium
Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium

To highlight the sleek grey tones of grade 5 titanium, the Chronomaster Sport Titanium’s 41mm case is given a predominantly satin-brushed finish – including the crown and pump-style pushers. The bezel, also crafted in titanium andengraved with a 1/10thof a second scale,featuresasunburstsatin-brushed decorationthat truly setsitapart from all other Chronomaster Sportreferences. The case and bracelet’s chamfers as well as the rim of the bezel and the case back are polished, which is only possible when working with higher grades of titanium.

Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium
Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium

Keeping with the case’s muted chromatics, the Chronomaster Sport Titanium’s dial reinterprets ZENITH’s signature tricolour design in shades of grey. The sunray-patterned dialis done in a galvanic nickel-greycolour,features chronograph counters in three different tones of anthracite, grey and silver. The three-link bracelet is also with an adjustable clasp is also made in vertically satin-brushed titanium. A tangible difference can immediately be felt when wearing the Chronomaster Sport Titanium, which weighs30% less than its steel equivalent.

Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium

And for those seeking an even sportier look and feel, ZENITH is debuting a newline of strapsit has developed for the Chronomaster Sport line as an alternative reference to the metal bracelets and also available to purchase separately. Crafted from durable and supple FKM rubber, which is considered the gold standard of rubber for its ability to withstand extreme heat and its resistance to aggressive chemicals, the straps are designed to be perfectly integrated with the case. Available in black, blue, green and white, the straps are delivered with foldingclasps.

Zenith: Chronomaster Sport Titanium

The Chronomaster Sport Titanium is equipped with the latest version of the El Primero calibre, dubbed the El Primero 3600. With its high frequency of 5 Hz (36’000 VpH), the movement offers a true 1/10th of second indication. Its autonomy has also been rendered more efficient, with an extended power reserve of 60 hours. The sapphire display back displays the structure of the movement, revealing the blue column wheel and an open rotor marked with the five-pointed star Zenith. (Price €. 12,300)