The Heritage Collection by Zenith offers classic ladies’ watch models which harmoniously combine technical excellence and timeless distinction. This year, the Heritage Collection welcomes a new model housed within a cushion-shaped case that is smaller than previously: the Heritage Star 33 mm which is available in rose gold or steel versions.
Zenith was one of the first companies to devote timepieces specifically to women – from 19th century enamelled pocket watches through to complication wristwatches as well as pendant jewellery-watches. Embodying the subtle chemistry between technical excellence and eminently feminine seduction, the new glamorous and classic Heritage Star 33 mm model is dedicated to elegant modern day women with a taste for mechanical watch-making.
Boasting 33 x 33 mm size and 9.45 mm thickness, the cushion-shaped retro chic rose gold or steel case is smaller and thinner than previous models. The 3.47 mm Elite Calibre 681ultra-thin movement which powers the watch beats at a frequency of 4 Hz and has an over 50-hour power reserve. Its gear trains and its oscillating weight adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif are revealed through the sapphire case-back, while the inexorable onward course of time is displayed on the dial side.
The exquisite silver-toned guilloche “flinqué-froissé” dial base is adorned with classic blue or gold-toned Roman numerals punctuated by 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.1 cts). The rhodium-plated or gold-plated facetted hour and minute hands sweep over this composition crafted in accordance with the finest watchmaking traditions, while the small seconds hand spins around its own subdial at 9 o’clock.
Water-resistant to 30 metres, the refined and understated Heritage Star 33 mm features a crown set with a cabochon-cut sapphire. It is complemented by a brown or grey alligator leather strap fitted with a pin buckle.
Elite 681, automatic
Calibre: 11 ½ “` (Diameter: 25.6 mm)
Thickness: 3.47 mm
Frequency: 28,800 VpH – (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Case, Dial & Hands
Material: 18-carat rose gold or stainless steel
Diameter: 33×33 mm
Opening diameter: 28 mm
Thickness: 9.45 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 3 ATM
Dial: Silver-toned with guilloché “flinqué-froissé” effect
Hour-markers: Blue Roman numerals
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted (with or without gold plating)
Rose gold case with silver-toned guilloché dial
Brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and rose gold pin buckle
Steel case with silver-toned guilloché dial
Grey alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and steel pin buckle