Zenith has completed a trilogy of limited edition El Primero watches made in collaboration with Japanese manga series Lupin The Third.
An unexpected relationship began 50 years ago between the anime series creator and Zenith, with the main character Lupin III’s sidekick Daisuke Jigen pictured wearing the brand’s El Primero chronograph in the very first episode.
The partnership was rekindled and formalized in 2019 when Zenith made a Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third watch using the A384 tonneau-shaped case and recreating an unusual black dial depicted in the first episode.
The following year, a second panda dial version was released.
New for 2022, the third and final limited from the collaboration has arrived.
Zenith faced the dilemma of whether to create a white or black dial in honor of the first two watches and ended up using both.
Limited to 250 pieces, the Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – Final Edition — has a dial divided diagonally into black and white halves.
The black side has deep grey counters and golden applied markers and hands while the white segment has contrasting black counters.
It comes in a reproduction of the 1969 37mm barrel-shaped case made from titanium and houses and El Primero 400 automatic movement.
The limited edition is on sale now for CHF 9,000.