Zenith Heritage Ultra-Thin Lady Moonphase
Zenith holds the distinction of being the very first Manufacture. Founder Georges Favre-Jacot had a vision that revolutionized the watchmaking process. He successfully brought all of the watchmaking professions under one roof in 1865. The number of awards that Zenith has grasped is simply beyond count. Starting at the dawn of the 20th century until today, no other brand has seen anywhere close to the number of accolades that this superlative watch manufacturer has been showered with.
Unlike most other Haute Horlogerie brands, Zenith has paid equal attention to watches geared towards the fairer sex. Whereas most other brands produce simple timepieces for women, Zenith ups the ante and includes high watchmaking complications such as moon phases and chronographs to their lady’s collection. The Heritage Ultra-Thin Lady Moonphase is one such example of Zenith’s unswerving dedication to the tenets of its legacy.
The case of this watch is fashioned from a solid single block of stainless steel and carries case dimensions of 33mm for the diameter (excluding the main crown) and a truly ultra-thin case height of 8.65mm. The bezel is adorned with a single row of individually set, full cut, round brilliant diamonds. These diamonds offer supreme scintillation due to their exceptional quality grading – IF-VVS1 for the clarity, and Top Wesselton color. The main crown is ridged which makes the winding of the watch quite easy.
The dial on this model is blue with a brushed sunray pattern. The hour markers and dauphine hands are faceted and rhodium colored which stand out nicely against the dial. At the 6 o’clock position rests a moonphase which features a guilloche design in a partial sunburst motif. The small seconds can be found at the 9 position.
The Heritage Ultra-Thin Lady Moonphase is powered by the mechanical self-winding elite 692 movement. This movement has the amazing thickness of 3.97mm. This is truly spectacular feat of watchmaking. The movement has a minimum power reserve of 50 hours. The balance wheel beats unremittingly at 28,800 VpH (4 Hz). To decorate this movement, a Cotes de Genève pattern is used on the oscillating weight.
A blue alligator leather strap with large square scales is used and is equipped with a protective rubber lining. Securing the strap is a classic tang type buckle made from stainless steel. The dial window uses a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides for crystal clear legibility under all conditions. Zenith backs the Heritage Ultra-Thin Moonphase with a two year international guarantee.