Zenith Class New Vintage 1955 Chronometer - Ode to Elegance

Jul 23, 2008
If you are lucky enough to be wearing a Zenith Class on your wrist, you are demonstrating a discreet taste for sheer luxury. The Zenith Class is destined for classicism lovers who will definitely appreciate sober lines and pure style of the watch.

The Zenith Class New Vintage 1955 Chronometer introduced at Baselworld 2008 is created to pay tribute to a glorious age of classic design, and in particular to the company's historically important model unveiled in 1955.

The very first glance at the timepiece makes one feel perfect equilibrium its creators wanted to achieve. The redesigned 18K rose gold case of the Zenith watch measures 40 mm in diameter. The case nicely contrasts with the smooth opaline dial completed with dauphine hands and triangular, faceted hour indices. The face of the watch, characterized by supreme clarity, is protected by a convex sapphire crystal.

The New Vintage 1955 Chronometer watch is equipped with the Zenith Elite 689 movement. The ultra-thin, self-winding manufacture caliber has incorporated a 22K gold central rotor. The mechanism provides a 50-hour power reserve. The precision of the caliber is proven by the COSC chronometer certification.

It is noteworthy that the old version of the timepiece accommodated a 135 calibre, a manual chronometer movement, one of the most famous caliber in the entire history of watchmaking. For five years in a row, in the period from 1950 to 1955, the movement was honored by the prize of the Neuchatel Chronometry Observer.

The Zenith Class New Vintage 1955 Chronometer is coupled with an alligator leather strap fitted with a rose gold buckle.

The elegant timepiece will be available in a limited edition of 250 pieces. It is 30-meter water-resistant.

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