CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 42 mm in diameter
DIAL: Satin black with luminous Arabic hour markers, white printing, large radially printed subregisters
BRACELET MATERIAL: Tan leather strap
BRACELET SIZE: 7 to 8-1/4 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time and chronograph
Sold in the 1960s by the Italian defense contractor, A. Cairelli, the Zenith CP-2 was the choice of the Italian Air Force (AMI). The size, rarity, military provenance, and stylish good looks are a few reasons why the CP-2 is prized by collectors. The present example is considered a civilian example without military branch-specific engravings on the caseback. It is in unusually good condition
Dial and hands in excellent condition. Luminous material on dial and hands fully intact, appears original to the watch, and aged to a beautiful creamy color. Case appears to be unpolished and in excellent condition, only a few light scratches on the case and caseback. Movement running at time of cataloging. Please note that chronograph hand does not reset correctly to the "12" hour marker. Our watchmaker was concerned about the fragility of the tube at the base of the chronograph hand, so purchaser will need to have the watch serviced to make the adjustment. Overall in excellent condition.
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