Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 3
Zenith A very rare and attractive Zenith Espada in stainless steel, automatic chronograph with triple calendar ad moon phases
Estimate € 4,200 – 8,500
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 01 0040 418
Caliber: 3019 PHF
Dimensions: 38 mm x 46 mm
Made of only 500 examples, this Zenith model Espada with moon phases can be considered a real rarity for watches’ lovers and a timepiece absolutely not to be missed. The Espada was produced for only 3 years from 1973 to 1975 and presented itself to the world as the first automatic chronograph with moon phases and triple calendar: two references have been produced, the A7817 and, like the present lot, 01.0040.418. The large and massive dimensions of the stainless steel tonneau waterproof case with the screw back of this Espada is equipped with a steel bracelet with a fine mesh. The winding crown positioned between the two round buttons for the chronograph has the unmistakable engraved Zenith logo with the four-pointed star. The silver dial with particular applied indexes also presents 2 blue subsidiary dials with concentric circles for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration, and a silver compax for 12 hours with an aperture able to show the moon phases. At 10, 2 and 4, the windows of the triple calendar, while the external graduated tachometer scale incorporates everything. It is a complex and fascinating watch which, moreover, represents a piece of watchmaking history and precisely for this reason absolutely worthy of attention.