About the collection

Family company and manufacturer of the Czech watches PRIM has created legendary and original edition of wrist watches PRIM Diplomat 2019 and with that followed the previously sold out editions from years 2002 and 2018. As all of our special editions PRIM, this one can also be distinguished by its exceptional elements.

Watches inspired by the popular models made since 1960 by the national company Chronotechna. These watches are the combination of evening watches manufactured in the early 60s with legendary models such as Brussel, Diplomat or Elegant, creating a new design.

A case of the watches PRIM Diplomat is made in accordance with the original documentation of watches from the national company Chronotechna from 1965 (the original labelling of the watches: 65 104 1, 65 105 3, 66 106 1, 66 107 3, 68 134 3, 68 149 1) with newly designed glass aperture.

Designers’ and constructors’ goal was to create watches, which would both refer to the legendary evening models PRIM with new design and to maintain the combination of specific elements from the original evening watches from the years 1960 to 1968. To emphasise the original character, the oldest and the most famous logo PRIM was used, which is in a “loaf shape” historically referring to the first evening watch PRIM.

Did you know that…?

From the history of the evening watch and of Diplomat.
  • The working title for watches in the national company Chronotecha was “PRIM Repre.”
  • Watches were put into manufacturing with one intention: “by the realisation of this task, wrist watches will be created, which will be able to satisfy even the most demanding of the customers and at the same time will serve as a representational product of the Czech horological industry.”
  • On the 30 June 1966, 15 pieces of prototypes were made and the expenses for the idea’s draft, drawings of prototypes and the actual prototypes, were 30 000 CZK.
  • The introduction of the manufacturing of the watches PRIM Diplomat was, according to the director of the factory, desirable mainly for the enrichment of their portfolio and filling out a previous gap on a consumer’s market that was lacking a representational type of Czech watches.
  • In 1967, first series of 3 000 pieces was to be made, in the following years, the manufacturing was to be 10 000 pieces.
  • Previously, the goal was to make at least 10 000 to 200 000 pieces of the particular models of watches.
  • In the history, more that 16 million pieces of PRIM watches has been made and more than 3 million old retro PRIMs is still in circulation between collectors, pawnshops or various auctions.

Source: archive Hradec Králové, archive Eutech

Models

“PRIM Diplomat 2019 combines the Czechoslovakian classic from the 1960s in a new design. It is mainly classic, elegant and evening watches. The asset of this model is an originally designed dial, which will be as interesting in 60 years as it is today. While creating it, our graphic studio was inspired by the legendary and ageless design of PRIM watches from the 1960s. A very elegant dial in many colourful variants was created, which will satisfy every demanding customer.

One of the asserts of our models is a manufacturing in low volume series. For the model PRIM Diplomat also apply that each colourful variant of this special edition is produced in a limited number. That guarantees that watches PRIM Diplomat 2019 will be extraordinary and original, unlike the original high volume production of watches PRIM in the 1960s.”

PRIM Diplomat Men

Men’s model is available in 3 colourful variations with the watches’ case of 42 mm circumference, made of stainless steel 316L. The primary element is the original dial in an elegant varnished design with innovative “spider-web” motif created by the graphic studio MPM. One of the new elements are protrusive indexes on the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th positions and also newly designed hands with luminescent layer. The shape of the raised glass has remained, however, the actual glass is made of a hardened resistant mineral.

The watches have of course a moulted crown supplemented by the original symbol of the brand PRIM – letter P, which is connected by a circular arc representing the flow of time. Model PRIM Diplomat 2019 is planted with Premium Slim Miyota 9015 caliber and its waterproofness is tested at 5 ATM. The sealing of the watches is ensured by stainless lid with a description of the edition on it, serial number and an aperture with an original symbol of lion. Watches are supplied with a strap of bovine leather and a clip in a colour of the case with PRIM logo.

PRIM Diplomat Lady

Women’s model is offered in 5 different colourful design with the choice of new modern shades, that will definitely mesmerise every woman. The circumference of the case of the watch, which is made of stainless steel 316L, is in the women’s models 34 mm. The primary element is the original dial in an elegant varnished design with innovative “spider-web” motif created by the graphic studio MPM. One of the new elements are protrusive indexes on the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th positions and also newly designed hands with luminescent layer. The shape of the raised glass has remained, however, the actual glass is made of a hardened resistant mineral.

The watches have of course a moulted crown supplemented by the original symbol of the brand PRIM – letter P, which is connected by a circular arc representing the flow of time. Model PRIM Diplomat 2019 is planted with Premium Slim Miyota 9015 caliber and its waterproofness is tested at 5 ATM. The sealing of the watches is ensured by stainless lid with a description of the edition on it, serial number and an aperture with an original symbol of lion. Watches are supplied with either a strap of bovine leather or a delicate milanese bracelet.

Specifications

MovementWater resistanceDimensions
Premium Slim Miyota 90155 ATM

Men: ∅42 x 13 mm (with convex glass)

Lady: ∅34 x 12 mm (with convex glass)

GlassCaseStrap
Mineral convex316L stainless steelMen: Leather, 22 mm, tongue
Lady: Leather/steel, 18 mm, tongue/buckle

Specifications

Movement
Premium Slim Miyota 9015

Water resistance
5 ATM

Dimensions

Men: ∅42 x 13 mm (with convex glass)

Lady: ∅34 x 12 mm (with convex glass)

Glass
Mineral convex

Case
316L stainless steel

Strap
Men: Leather, 22 mm, tongue
Lady: Leather/steel, 18 mm, tongue/buckle

Design

“For buying this special edition PRIM Diplomat 2019, each piece of the watches will be individualised by the owner’s name.
In the comment, please state the first and last name, which you wish to be put on the watch.”

PRIM DIPLOMAT MEN

PRIM DIPLOMAT LADY

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