Zenith Elite Ultra Thin Lady Moonphase
- Zenith - Heritage & el Primero
An Anthem to contemporary femininity
Clichés often don’t stand up to the test of history, and those that would have us believe that watches are essentially men’s business have certainly got it all wrong! During the fi rst centuries of horological history, they were worn on long chains called chatelaines, as cuff-watches, and on long sautoir necklaces. Later, they were attached to handbags, belts… and to the wrist. Quite clearly, timepieces have always appealed to women. When Georges Favre-Jacot founded the fi rst large watch manufacture in 1865, by bringing together under one roof in Le Locle the entire range of watchmaking professions, he displayed an equal interest in both genders. his visionary idea of thus uniting the skills of numerous artisans served to optimise research and development in the fi eld of horological mechanisms and thereby to provide the most accurate possible movements and the most pleasing watch cases for both him and her. Dials were crafted from mother-of-pearl or stones and mechanisms were miniaturised in order to create genuine pieces of jewellery telling the time, and consistently placing technical skill in the service of beauty. throughout its history, Zenith has loved women just as much as women love watches, and has thereby succeeded in enriching watchmaking with vibrant colour and feminine delicacy.
Witness a letter addressed by countess Anna de noailles in 1912 to the company director regarding her Replica Zenith watch. this author, who became the fi rst woman to be named a commander of the prestigious french Legion of honour and was an eminent fi gure within early 20th century parisian literary circles, expressed fulsome praise for her “charming watch” that she “wore with great pleasure”. in an exquisitely poetic manner, she managed to fi nd just the right words to describe the perfect blend of technical and aesthetic considerations embodied in Zenith’s ladies’ timepieces: “the delightful and salutary agate surrounds the most practical and visually pleasing dial one could possibly imagine.”
Zenith Heritage ULTRA THIN LADY MOONPHASE
Doubtless because it expresses a subtle blend of technical performance and aesthetic beauty, the moon phase is perhaps one of the most feminine and poetic of all horological complications. equipped with the ultra-thin elite movement, the model presented by Zenith in 2011 features the precision of a classic alexandrine, along with the freedom of romantic verse. Set against the backdrop of its mother-of-pearl dial background, its diamond-pavé hour-markers and crown enhance a precious jewellery model that radiates understated elegance for evening wear, and sophisticated chic for daytime. its small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock and its moon-phase display at 6 o’clock lend a classic touch to its subtly asymmetrical design and combine with the modern glow of rose gold to create a timeless, refined and eminently desirable timepiece. Graced with a mother-of-pearl, guilloché silver-toned, chocolate-toned or glacier blue dial, the variations harmonise with the colours of the wristband, while a particularly precious evening dress model with a satin strap and a full-set dial rounds out the range. A rich variety of versions conveying a single vision: that of a delightfully feminine watch.