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.
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 2: Gyroscopic carriage
made of 171 components
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
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
Limited Edition of 5 units