Zenith El Primero Rainbow ref. 02.0461.400 Steel/Gold with bracelet

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For sale a pre-owned Zenith El Primero Rainbow ref. 02.0461.400 in gold and steel.

An elegant chronograph with a white dial and golden batons: a sporty waterproof watch with a 40mm case, 20mm lugs, fitted with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down crowns and powered by the famous El Primero caliber.

It is equipped with a gold bezel that features a tachymeter.

Why the name Rainbow? For that we have to return to 1934 when the America’s Cup sailing competition was held. As an aside, the America’s Cup sailing competition was formerly called the “Auld Mug”, making it the oldest international sports trophy in the world.

During the 1934 race, the New York Yacht Club was challenged by the British Royal Yacht Squadron. The British were the all-time favourite with their Endeavor yacht which was recognised as the fastest yacht at the time and with which they immediately took home the first 2 series that year. The Americans appeared at the start with the Rainbow, a single mast racing yacht built in 1930. The tide turned for the Americans when the British made some wrong decisions in which the Rainbow, as the underdog, took the next 4 heats and with it the overall victory.

Most likely that underdog position was decisive for the watch’s name choice, but the fact is that Zenith had been supplying their famous El Primero caliber to Rolex since 1988, who, after modifications, spooned it into their Daytona for the following 12 years.

A bit of its "modern" story:
The EP Rainbow was immediately warmly received by the press and public in 1993. In 1994 the watch won the title “Best Chronograph” in Germany, beating the Omega Speedmaster and the Rolex Daytona, among others.

All in all, not that many Rainbows have been produced. 

REFERENCE 02.0461.400
YEAR 2000


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Our warranty is subject to the same terms and conditions as the manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty does not cover theft or loss. Normal wear and tear or damage caused to the watch by accidents or mishandling/mistreatment are also excluded as well as damage caused due to submersion in water against the manufacturer’s guidance. Wear of the watch strap is not covered by the warranty.

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