Watch of the Week: Watches of Switzerland Zenith Cronometro TIPO CP-2

Up your wrist armour this spring

Horology master, Watches of Switzerland, has recently teamed up with luxury watchmaker Zenith to create a limited edition timepiece. The result? The Watches of Switzerland Zenith Cronometro TIPO CP-2. Here’s everything you need to know about this spring’s must-have accessory…

The details…

Similar to the standard model from the Zenith range, the latest Cronometro Tipo CP-2 replaces the previous black chronograph with all-new silver sub dials and red chrono hands. Moreover, the Arabic watch-markers still remain and the running seconds hand (positioned at nine o’clock) are coated in black – all of which are enclosed in a 43mm stainless steel case. When it comes to the subtle details, each model also has a special engraved caseback that displays a limited edition number and the strap is crafted from black nubuck leather with a red trim; this fuss-free colourway is perfect to wear with either a casual harrington jacket or a more formal two-piece.

Watch of the Week: Watches of Switzerland Zenith Cronometro TIPO CP-2

Facts to drop into conversation…

“Oh, this thing? It’s nothing special. Besides the fact that there are only 25 pieces available.”

“Don’t worry about the whiskey spillage down my arm – this watch is water-resistant to 100m.”

“The strap doesn’t suit the case? Luckily each timepiece comes with two strap options.”

Watch of the Week: Watches of Switzerland Zenith Cronometro TIPO CP-2

Best paired with…

Stripped-back basics. You want your wristwear to do the talking, after all.

To be worn while…

Weekend yachting, pool partying and swimming in the Italian Riviera. We did mention that it’s water-resistant, didn’t we?

Price

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