Our Sappire Luxury Watch
Over 40 years on, El Primero is still the most precise series chronograph, the only one capable of measuring short times to the nearest tenth of a second. It is also one of the most titled, having been honoured. The idea was simple but the specification were not. It was to be the first automatic chronograph ever. Better still, the caliber was to be fully integrated and designed inseparable.
Christined El Primero – meaning ‘the first’ in Esperanto – the chronograph that was to have a lasting impact on modern watchmaking was presented on January 10th 1969. Its exceptional performances made it possible to develop and launch two calibers, code-named “3019 PHC”.