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The return of Zenith’s Tipo CP-2

The return of Zenith’s Tipo CP-2

Monday, 29 January 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Originally made in the 1960s for the Italian military as a run of 2,500 pieces, Zenith is reissuing its Cronometro Tipo CP-2 chronograph as part of its Pilot range, with versions in bronze and in aged stainless steel.

In October 2016, Zenith presented its tribute to one of the most coveted military pieces, the Heritage Cronometro Tipo CP-2, affectionately referred to by collectors as the ‘Cairelli’ watch. It belongs to the lineage of chronographs that have earned the status of remembered timepieces in both military and watchmaking history. The original piece, a military chronograph created throughout a decade from the mid-1960s on, was commissioned by the Italian Army through the Italian dealership A. Cairelli in Rome. ‘CP’ stands for cronometro di polso (wrist chronometer). In recent years, the 2,500 units produced by Zenith in the 1960s for the Italian armed forces have fetched the interest of collectors

Today, the brand with a star launches its Pilot Tipo CP-2 Flyback now equipped with an automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph with flyback function. This latest revival of the famous Cairelli model from the 60’s is designed for intrepid adventurers, both male and female. Offering a choice of a bronze or aged stainless steel case, the 2018 Pilot Tipo CP-2 Flyback exudes its demanding technical specifications in terms of reliability, indications, readability, and robustness in every situation.

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