1974 Zenith Sporto 'High Beat' - Ref. 01-1300-274
A fine 28.800 Bph Zenith Sporto
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
This particular Zenith houses a high grade caliber 2562 C, manufactured only for a 5 years period (1970 to 1975). The unpolished case is in good condition with the original satin finish on the bezel. The immaculate silver original dial with applied indexes has beautiful 'Sunburst' reflects.
The 2562 C has 17 jewels, a 50 hour power reserve , and beats at 28,800/bph ! It features a screwless Glucydur balance and fine regulator adjustment by eccentric screw. The 2562 is a truly excellent performer, and well-capable of attaining chronometer status.
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 37mm from top to bottom; 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 caliber 2562C, which is a high-beat movement with great performance.
- Maker: Zenith
- Model: Sporto Cushion
- Reference: 01-1300-274
- Year: 1974
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 35x37x10mm
- Caliber: In house Zenith 2562 C
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather
- Lug width: 18mm
- Box/Papers: N/A
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
The cushion case is in good condition, and has kept its original angles nicely. The original silver 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.