Technology, reliability, durability and, most importantly, perfect timing is the essence of the classic car rally. This is why Zenith joined hands with the British Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) and served as the official timekeeper for HERCup. HERO pioneered the concept of a long-distance rally dedicated to classic cars. Its race is among the most difficult and meaningful challenges. In fact, HERO’s famous ‘LeJog’ (when driving from Land’sEnd in Cornwall to JohnO’Groats in Scotland in the middle of the winter season, the car must be produced before 1986) is regarded as the most difficult classic car race in Europe and even the world.
HEROWinterChallengetoMonte-Carlo crosses Europe’s most complicated snow-covered road. HEROChallenge lasts for one day, using a series of special tests and timed competitions. Of course, there are other events, such as the enduring ScottishMalts. Participants need to complete a series of driving tests, follow a strict schedule, and follow the track connected to the famous whisky distillery. RoyalAutomobileClub1,000MileTrial is an exclusive pre-war car event. SummerTrial injects fresh blood into the regular rally, on the other hand, the famous RACRallyoftheTests will return in 2016.
Zenith is the official timekeeper of HEROCup, and for this purpose launched the new ElPrimeroChronomasterOpen1969HEROCup watch, limited to 100 pieces. At that time, the HEROCup champion will receive one.
Movement: Self-made El Primero 4061 self-winding mechanical movement with Zenith, 31 gems, 36,000 vibrations / hour (5 Hz), 50 hours power reserve, COSC certified, Oscillator decorated with Geneva ripple
Functions: Central hour and minute hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph seconds, 30 minutes at 3 o’clock, 12 hours at 6 o’clock, tachymeter scale
Case: stainless steel, diameter 42 mm, thickness 14 mm, anti-glare sapphire crystal, transparent bottom, water-resistant to 100 meters
Dial: Silvery white tone, decorated with HERO Cup logo, rhodium-plated faceted hands and scales are coated with SuperLuminova fluorescent layer
Strap: black alligator leather strap, rubber lining, red stitching, stainless steel triple folding clasp