ZENITH De Luca Ref. 02.2310.400 Chronograph 1990s
Model: De Luca
Movement: el Primero cal. 400
Case diameter without crown: 40 mm
Bracelet/Strap: original Zenith steel bracelet
Service-history: servicehistory unknown, running strong and keeping time well
What you should know: rare configuration with a white dial and screw-down pushers, stunnning condition
ZENITH De Luca Ref. 02.2310.400 Chronograph 199X
Here we have super cool Zenith De Luca and a rare one on top of that! This beautiful WRISTCLASSIC comes with a crisp-cased in great condition and with sharp edges. Dating to the 1990s, this model measures a 40 mm and comes with classic shaped case in unpolished condition. It offers a fairly wide-set bezel that gives this watch a nice presence. The dial is a gorgeous white MK2 configurated dial in perfect condition. The lume is original and shows just a tiny bit of aging. The simple Zenith-Logo alongside the silver indexes and beautiful hands are harmonious and well balanced. The crown is original with the appropriate Zenith-Logo. This WRISTCLASSIC is powered by the famous el Primero cal. 400 movement. The movement is in running condition and keeping time well, the date is advancing correctly at this time. This beautiful timepiece comes with the original steel bracelet in great vintage condition. One of the highlights of this watch are the screw-down pushers. These have been produced for only a short period. The configuration of the white dial with these rare pushers is hardly seen before. It is not 100% proven how many of these watches have been produced, the numbers are supposed to be around: 1994 350 pieces,1995 125 and 1996 200 pieces. After that this model was discontinued. It’s a true WRISTCLASSIC with perfect proportions, timeless styling, and a rare dial - pusher configuration.
The watch manufacture Zenith was founded in 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot. In 1911 the name was changed into „Fabrique des Billodes“. One day Georges Favre-Jacot finished a new movement which he named after the sky and the stars: Zenith. This is how the brand Zenith was born. 1969 Zenith came up with the first automatic movement called El Primero. Till today the El Primero is one of the most iconic movements in the watch-world.
Why buy a vintage watch?
There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.
I hope this helps you with your decision of buying a vintage watch here at WRISTCLASSICS.