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Zenith El Primero - Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainsley Racing) Limited Edition - Model Ref: 03.2282.400/91.R578 ***SOLD***

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From the 'Chronomaster Collection' the Zenith El Primero, Land Rover, BAR (Ben Ainsley Racing), Limited Edition, model reference Number 03.2282.400/91.R578. 

In 1969, world-renowned Swiss watch manufacturer, Zenith, developed a high-frequency automatic integrated column-wheel chronograph, powered by the now legendary ‘El Primero’ movement and beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour. 

Incorporating the same powerful technology, this modern men’s Zenith Chronomaster wrist watch is part of a limited edition collection (number 24 of 250) launched in June 2014, in partnership with the Land Rover BAR Team. The team was put together by four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the long-term aim of bringing the America’s cup back home to where it all began, in 1851.

Sharing DNA with the famous 1969 model, which remains one of the world’s most precise series-made chronographs, the famous ‘El Primero’ movement is housed by a robust 45mm-diameter stainless steel case with a screw down crown and chronograph pushers that renders the watch water-resistant to 200 metres. 

The stunning movement can be seen through the display case back and bears Sir Ben Ainslie’s lucky number, three, which has featured on all of his winning boats and the watch is also equipped with its original Zenith black rubber strap coated with carbon fibre, the same material as certain parts of the Land Rover/Zenith team boat. This strap also features a handy folding deployant clasp.

The hands of the watch are Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super Lumi-Nova, sweeping across a stunning slate grey - rhodium coloured dial with a sublime velvet finish.

What’s on offer:

This piece was purchased new by its original owner in December 2018, at a Zenith AD's in Scotland. It’s now being sold with its original limited edition large and fancy jewellery style box, with top tray for watch display and bottom compartments and extending base tray for storage. The sale also includes all original paperwork, swing tag and manufacturer’s warranty card (still valid).

The watch is in excellent (10/10) condition, with no notable marks. 


  • Hours and minutes in the centre.

  • Small seconds at 9 o’clock.


  • Central chronograph hand.

  • 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.

  • 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.

  • Tachymetric scale.

  • Date indication at 6 o’clock.

Additional information:

Made from: 

Case: Stainless steel.
Case back: Transparent Sapphire Crystal.
Dial: Slate grey with velvet finish.
Crystal: Domed Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.
Bracelet: Original Zenith black rubber strap with carbon fibre outer lining.

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual/Auto wind.
Movement type: El Primero 400 B, automatic.
Calibre: 13 ¼.
Jewels: 31.
Water resistance: 200M.
Power Reserve:  50 hours. 

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent, with no notable marks. 10/10
Model reference number: 03.2282.400/91.R578.
Date of issue: Dec. 2018.


Supplied with remainder of Zenith Manufacturers an a balance of 12-months made up by Vintage Watch Specialist guarantee.


Width: (without crown) 43mm
Height: (lug to lug)  mm
Lug width: mm.

Wrist size: Adjustable.