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Ultra rare Zenith A. Cairelli from the 1960s. Zenith delivered 2500 copies for the Roman jeweler Cairelli, around 2000 went to the Italian military, around 500 to civilian customers (see history)
Cairelli supplied wristwatches, on-board clocks and other mechanical instruments and supplied, among others, the Reale Aeronautica Italiana, Marina Militare (Royal Italian Air Force, Italian Navy). The company signed the dials of the instruments and clocks with its own name. The design of the Cronometro TIPO CP-2 was not created by Zenith, but followed the very detailed catalog of requirements of the military. A total of around 2,500 watches were made, but not all of them were delivered to the military. Cairelli held back about 500 watches as a reserve and for replacement deliveries, which he later sold civilly. The Zenith caliber 146 DP used here is Zenith's first proprietary chronograph caliber based on the Martel caliber 749. It is known for its outstanding reliability and precision.
This model has gone to the civilian sector. Tritium is solid, the dial is in sensational condition, the case is great, the movement did not need any service after its last inspection in November 2020.
Watch is located in Austria.
Unfortunately unable to upload pics but will be provided upon request.
Thank you for looking!