After a week of teasers, Revolution & The Rake are introducing a new collaboration with Zenith, that revisits the same A3818 “Cover Girl” we saw them release back in 2020. The latest variant is called the “The Airweight Cover Girl” and it places the same brilliant blue dial within the confines of a titanium case and bracelet. It weighs just 78.3 grams, rightfully earning the Airweight title with which it’s been bestowed. The same great dial, case shape, and movement remain. If you missed out on the first one, it might have been for the better.
As Mr. Kazan explained with the first collab launched, the Zenith A3818 picked up its ‘Cover Girl’ moniker from having appeared rather prominently on the cover of Manfred Rössler’s book, Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865 about, well, all things Zenith. The blue dial and ‘shark tooth’ hashes between each minute made for a dramatic presence that captured Zenith’s tendency to push boundaries in unexpected ways. Now, more than 50 years later, they still have a pretty rad effect.