Zenith CP-2*** A Cairelli Military *** 1970's
Zenith CP-2 Italian Military Chronograph, signed A. Cairelli Roma, Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI)
Military Serial # M.M. 202137
Circa: 1970's
Reference No.: CP-2
Serial: M.M. 202137

Dial: Black Dial with A. Cairelli Roma printed on the dial, tritium luminous deco numerals, subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock and 30 minute chrono counter at 3 o’clock

Case: 43mmmm, black bi-directional 60-min bezel, Glass in acrylic, screw back
Military Engraving and stock number engraved on the caseback

Movement: Zenith 146 DP, Hand-wound mechanical column-wheel chronograph movement, 17 jewels

Bracelet: Original flexible steel bracelet included. Fitted on a leather/canvas strap.

Condition Report: Overall excellent condition, the dial and hands are mint. The case is in overall excellent condition, unpolished and only slight wear marks to case and bezel.

NOTES: This particular example includes its original box and bracelet, which are seldom seen with these military issued wristwatches.

The Italian Military ordered their military timepieces from prestigious Swiss watchmakers like Breitling, Leonidas, Rolex (Panerai), Universal Genève, and Zenith. The Cairelli was named after the Roman retailer A. Cairelli, who used to supply these Zenith military watches to the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana). Therefore the AMI engraving on the caseback. Additionally, CP2 engraved on the case back signifies "Cronometro da Polso 2" being the second generation of chronograph ordered by the military in 43mm.