Zenith is a Swiss watch manufacture. Georges Favre-Jacot founded the company. It appeared in 1865. Zenith makes high-quality watches. Their watches have won 1,565 awards. Zenith still makes their movements in-house. LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton S.A.) bought Zenith in 1999. It is now a luxury brand.
Zenith makes several lines of watches. One major line is the Zenith Elite line. Zenith launched the Elite line in 1995 in Basel. Zenith Elite watches are ultra-thin chronographs. The mechanical movements are excellent. The press has praised them. There are Zenith Elite watches for men and for women.
Early Zenith Elite watches featured invisible windows. The windows revealed the movement. Newer Zenith Elite watches have different designs. We will examine one men’s watch and one ladies watch.
The Zenith Elite Captain: A New Men’s Chronograph
The Zenith Elite Captain is men’s watch. The updated watch is more refined. There is no window. The design is simple. The Zenith Elite Captain has a sunray dial. The indexes are rose gold. Curved sapphire glass covers the dial. The glass is coated in both sides. The coating is ant-reflective. The Zenith Elite Captain features an automatic movement. It is a finely-crafted Zenith movement. It tracks hours, minutes, central seconds and the date. This Zenith watch has a power reserve. It lasts 50 hours. The watch is a men’s dress watch. It is not a diving watch. It is not very water resistant. You can only dive 50 meters deep.
The Elite Captain has a strap and a bracelet. The strap is alligator leather. The bracelet is stainless steel. The indexes are clearly marked and hands are large. The watch is easy to read.
The Zenith Elite Baby Star: Bezels, Bracelets and Baby Stars
There is no Captain for ladies. Ladies may wear the Zenith Elite Baby Star. The line combines metal and precious stones. The cases are stainless steel or silver. The bezels are usually polished metal. The dials are unique. They feature Arabic numerals. The numerals are different sizes. Zenith Elite Baby Star watches have polished-metal bezels. Some watches have metal bracelets. Other watches have leather straps. The straps are also distinctive. They are oversized. The large straps make the small watches seem more elegant. The Baby Stars are pure dress watches. They exist to look good. And to tell the time. The Captains are not so different. Men just need more features.
There is a more expensive and more distinctive option. The Zenith Elite series is new. The Zenith El Primero is the classic series. The first Zenith El Primero was famous. It featured the first automatic chronograph movement. Do you value history more than fashion? The El Primero is the watch for you.