Watch Of The Day: Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP2Written by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Zenith Heritage Cronometro TIPO CP2.
Watch collectors with a weakness for storied tickers should be pleased with this Zenith re-edition. Made for the Italian military in the 1960s, the original TIPO CP2 was limited to 2,500 pieces and relied upon by pilots even when they were not on missions. Aficionados will be hard pressed to tell the vintage and new models apart, because much of the forbear’s design has been retained, from the 43mm stainless steel case to the bi-compax chronograph layout. The biggest difference is its calibre, as instead of the historic hand-wound DP 146, it is now fitted with the automatic El Primero movement. Limited to 1,000 pieces.
This succinct review first appeared in CROWN magazine. SUBSCRIBE HERE.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.