1972 Zenith Automatic extremely rare 'High Beat' with original Box - Ref. SC 6741
A fine and extremely rare 28.800 Bph Zenith Automatic
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
This particular Zenith houses a high grade caliber 2562 PC, manufactured only for a 3 years period (1972 to 1975). The unpolished case is in excellent condition with the original satin finish on the bezel. The black original dial with mirror indexes is extremely rare and gives to this watch a very elegant and sporty look.
The 2562 PC has 23 jewels, a 46 hour power reserve, and beats at 28,800/bph. It features a screwless Glucydur balance and fine regulator adjustment by eccentric screw. It winds on ball bearings via a click-wheel switcher on the crown wheel. The 2562 is a truly excellent performer, and well-capable of attaining chronometer status.
This watch comes with its original Zenith box.
Today when one thinks of a vintage Zenith, the first thing that comes to mind is the El Primero chronographs. But other than its chronograph pieces, Zenith was also busy creating other sports models, taking cues from 1960s and 1970s design. This example is another creation by the manufacturer that is simply a workhorse type piece perfect for everyday wear. The case measures 35mm across, but the vertically elongated cushion-shape is 41mm from top to bottom; the lugs and this shape certainly create quite a presence on the wrist. The dial is uncomplicated with legibility in mind, but with the little quirkiness of the date being at four. Keeping in line with Zenith’s legacy as a movement maker, the watch is fitted with a self-winding caliber 2562PC, which is a high-beat movement with great performance that was used in the Respirator models from the same era.
- Maker: Zenith
- Model: Automatic Sport Cushion
- Reference: SC 6741
- Case N°: 808D5xx
- Year: 1972
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 35x41x11,5mm
- Caliber: In house Automatic Zenith 2562 PC
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: Original Zenith box
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
The cushion case is in sharp condition, and has kept its original angles nicely. The original black dial is perfect. The watch comes with a new black leather strap. The dial, case and crown are signed, all parts are original. It has a cool and elegant presence on the wrist an can be worn daily and for more formal occasions.