We recently presented the Zenith Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th Anniversary Edition in our last article in celebration of Cohiba’s 55th anniversary in May 2021. That was by no means the first time that Zenith and Habanos worked together for the Cohiba brand. It was, in fact, Zenith’s fifth year of collaboration with Habanos and the sixth special edition with Cohiba.
Five years ago, at the 50th birthday of Cohiba, both companies released the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Cohiba Edition. If you think 1969 is a mistake and it should be 1966, here’s why 1969 is not wrong – the Cohiba brand was born in 1966, but the Zenith El Primera Chronomaster was launched in 1969.
Fifty rose-gold versions and 500 stainless steel versions of the Zenith El Primera Chronomaster 1969 Cobina Edition were made.
The next Zenith-Cohiba collaboration produced two limited-edition versions of the celebrated Pilot Type 20 model, inspired by the Cohiba Maduro 5 series: the 50-piece Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in 18-carat rose gold and the 150-piece Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in bronze.
Zenith also creates watches for other Habanos brands. There is a series of Zenith Trinidad watches.
The Swiss timekeeper also created two different watches for Romeo y Julieta’s 145th birthday – one for him and one for her.