Zenith, one of the first brands that come to mind when it gets to luxury timepieces for women, is under the loupe with its Lady Moonphase 18K Rose Gold model from the Elite Collection.
We have witnessed in recent years that many brands in the watch industry have updated their women's collections. In fact, some brands chose to highlight their products for women in the organizations that hold the industry's pulse like SIHH and Baselworld. We can say that the main reason for this new trend, which brings different level brands on common ground, is the interest about fine watches becoming less man-oriented compared to the past. Considering the number of our female readers which have increased rapidly since the first day we became online (the current figure is almost 30% female / 70% male) proves that we are not wrong.
The model we have here for review comes from Zenith, which is one of the essential watch brands about luxury timepieces for women. Being listed under the Elite Collection, which is a long term product line for the brand, aims the women who are interested about fine timepieces with its moon phase function which is considered as one of the most aesthetical complications of traditional watchmaking.
The Ref. 18.2330.692 / 01.C713 model is offered in a 33mm case made of 18K pink gold. The thickness of the frame, which is made entirely of polished surfaces, is set at only 9.25mm. A sapphire crystal glass with double-sided anti-reflection coating was used on the front face of the case, which comes with a 50M water resistance rating. The caseback also features a sapphire crystal display. The case, which is accompanied by an elegantly designed winding crown, wears quite comfortably on the wrist thanks to its ultra-thin structure and well balanced diameter.
“In these days, where the importance of the women’s collections reached its top level, many brands are doing their utmost follow this new trend. Zenith, which created many beautiful designs with its deep heritage and the LVMH Group’s power behind, maintains its place among those brands.”
The dial of the model is also designed with elegant and traditional details. On a light gray surface, the pink gold hour markers and hands, which are compatible with the timepiece, are included. The classic small seconds sub dial is located at 9 o’clock while the moon phase indicator, which gave the model its name, rests at 6 o’clock position. The small seconds hand is finished in matching blue tone with the moon phase disc’s background providing a nice contrast. The dial features no other text or indications than the brand logo.
Zenith Elite Lady Moonphase 18K Rose Gold is powered with the brand’s in-house Caliber Elite 692. 27 jewels self-winding movement beats at 28,800vph (4 Hz) and offers a 50-hour power reserve when fully wound. The movement, which is decorated with the classic Cotes de Genève pattern, can be enjoyed through the sapphire crystal caseback.
Zenith Elite Lady Moonphase product line is notable for its stylish design and moon-phase movement as well as its versatility for options. There is no doubt that the collection, which offers a variety of options such as case materials, leather strap / metal bracelet options, gem setting and different color alternatives, will please even the most unstable customers in shopping. The model we selected for the review comes with a brown alligator strap and a pink gold buckle, which provide an exceptionally harmonious image with the 18K pink gold case.
In these days, where the importance of the women’s collections reached its top level, many brands are doing their utmost follow this new trend. Zenith, which created many beautiful designs with its deep heritage and the LVMH Group’s power behind, maintains its place among those brands.