Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to The Rolling Stones

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Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones gave a milestone performance in Cuba on March 25th 2016. To mark the concert, Zenith unveiled an exclusive series dedicated to the partnership it has been enjoying with the British band since 2014.

The new model features a patented Gravity Control gyroscopic module and a high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour. The Rolling Stones have been wearing Zenith watches on stages around the world since 2014.

The Cuba concert was the first time even in their illustrious career that Rolling Stones have set foot on the island.  An exclusive five-piece limited edition of the Academy Christophe Colomb model combines cutting-edge mechanics and top-flight artistry in a tribute to the global rock stars. The Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to The Rolling Stones is a 45 mm rose gold watch topped by a domed sapphire crystal. The famous Rolling Stones logo, resides under the 50-hour power reserve indicator, and appears to burst out of the enamelled base adorned with the British flag. The “licking tongue” with its thick red lips framing white was designed in 1970 by the artist John Pasche to express the rebellious spirit of the Stones.

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Hand-engraved Roman numerals mark the quarter-hours on the offset time display at 12 o’clock, while the small seconds tick by at 9 o’clock at the center of the intersecting, overlaid crosses on the Union Jack flag.




 Movement El Primero 8804, Manual

Calibre 16½“` (Diameter: 37 mm)

Thickness: 5.85 mm

Components: 308

Components 2: Gyroscopic carriage

made of 171 components

Jewels: 45

Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)

Power-reserve: Min. 50 hours


 Small seconds at 9 o’clock

Hours and minutes excentred at 12 o’clock

Self-regulating Gravity Control module at 6 o’clock

Power-reserve indication at 3 o’clock

 Case, Dial and Hands

 Material: Rose gold

Diameter: 45 mm

Opening diameter: 38.60 mm

Thickness: 14.35 mm / 21.40 mm (with domed sapphire crystal)

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective

treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal

Water-resistance: 3 ATM

Dial: Enamelled

Hour-markers: Gold-plated, applied

Hands: Gold-plated and faceted

 Straps & Buckles

 Brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining

Rose gold triple folding clasp

Buckle optional

Reference: 18.2213.8804/55.C713

Limited Edition of 5 units

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