Zenith will soon release its third and final edition of its Chronomaster Revival A384 Lupin the Third. Inspired by Japanese manga and anime series, Lupin the Third, which follows the escapades of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc’s series of novels. Zenith’s seminal El Primero chronograph appeared on the wrist of Lupin III’s best friend, Daisuke Jigen, twice in the series. In the very first episode, Jigen is seen wearing a Zenith El Primero A384 with an entirely fictitious black, grey, and gilt dial configuration. Then, in the final episode of the first series, he is seen wearing a version with a white panda dial.
In 2019, Zenith produced the first in the series of three watches, the first a black, grey, and gilt model before following up in 2020 with a panda version. The third and final watch combines the cream white dial from the second edition and the black/grey/gilt dial that is found on the first edition, bisecting the dial diagonally with both designs. The finish of the right-hand side of the dial is done with silvery-white highlighting the black chronograph counters. The rest of this dial is protected with transparent lacquer. The left half of the dial has been painted black (once the white half has been coated with a transparent layer). With the final layer, grey accents are applied to the left-hand side of the dial.
The Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – Final Edition is housed in a 37mm titanium case in the proportions of Zenith’s famed 1969 A384. Inside is the El Primero 400 automatic integrated chronograph movement. Limited to only 250 pieces, Zenith’s tonneau-shaped watch has been paired with a retro ladder bracelet, and the sapphire crystal case back is engraved with an image of Daisuke Jigen himself.