Zenith 03.1125.691/01.C490

Collection: Class Elite Gender: Men
An elegant classic from the Class collection, Zenith 03.1125.691/01.C490 is a handsome timepiece that offers the best of the both worlds. Boasting superior Swiss construction, its polished steel on luxurious leather combination lends an appreciable versatility, while the manufacture Zenith caliber Elite 691 housed inside delivers a sophisticated timekeeping functionality with a top notch quality of Swiss automatic movement.

Zenith 03.1125.691/01.C490 40mm Class Moonphase Grande Date Automatic for men

Among Zenith’s premium watches, this wrist flattering timepiece belong to the Class Moonphase Grande Date line-up for gents. Needless to say, it has an excellent built quality. The watch is fashioned in an alluring European design with such remarkable details, and constructed of enduring materials that ensures that its beauty would remains as is for years to come.

Based on its size, this Zenith 03-1125-691-01-C490 is a large size for gent’s average wrist, which makes it an oversized one if worn by ladies who are going for a masculine flavored watch. Its polished round case that is made of premium grade stainless steel has a diameter of 40mm and approximately 11mm thick, meanwhile, its rich looking Black strap that is made of genuine alligator-skin and comes equipped with a logoed double folding clasp is around 20mm wide.

Allowing you to take a glance at its finely executed Zenith’s caliber Elite 691 inside, the back of the case features sapphire display. As usual, this caseback that is securely held in place by six screws, is engraved with markers. At the other side, its face is also features sapphire crystal, which treated to be more scratch resistant to makes it even more durable, and enhanced with an anti-reflective coating on both sides for an improved visibility. And at the right hand side, there is a fluted steel crown that is logoed with the brand’s emblem signature.

The watch’s construction that is water resistant to 50 meters makes it practical enough for daily wear as it would surely withstands slight wetness, splashes, and even light rain. Of course, you can also expect that the timepiece wont fog through time and use, too.

Dial. This Class collection Zenith 03.1125.691/01.C490 watch’s dial itself is gorgeous. Bright in Silvered White, and fashioned in such manners that is simple yet stylish, and also offers a nice degree of legibility. On the dial, there are Silver tone ruthenium faceted baton hands that point to the applied, alternating arrow and Arabic numeral hour markers with Black nickle coating, accompanied by a grand date display between 1 and 2 o’clock position, moonphase in an aperture at six o’clock position, continuous small seconds subsidiary at the 9 o’clock position, and painted minute markers along the periphery.

The one that performs all of those functionality, the Elite 691, is Zenith’s own Le Locle mechanical manufacture movement that is developed and produced in-house by the watchmaker. It is a fairly slim 11½ lignes automatic movement with moonphase complication and large date that consists of 228 individual parts, smoothly beating at the frequency of 28,800 alterations per hour, and provides more than 50 hours of power reserve. Zenith Caliber Elite 691 has no official COSC certification, and just like most of automatics, this self-winding 27 jewels movement runs a tad bit fast. Still, overall, its accuracy is quite a satisfactory, and so does its reliability.

Anyway, for all of its quality offerings, this men’s Stainless steel on Black crocs leather Silver dial Zenith Class Moonphase Grande Date 03.1125.691/01.C490 mechanical automatic watch is reasonably priced with an original manufacturer suggested retail price of $9,300.00.

Watch Specification

Brand: Zenith
Collection: Class Elite
Series: Moonphase Grande Date
Model number: 03.1125.691/01.C490

Ref. 03-1125-691-01-C490. also referred as 03112569101C490.

Watch style: Gents, Casual Dress, Elegant
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

Zenith Elite caliber 691. In house, Le Locle mechanical manufacture calibre Elite 691 by Zenith. Swiss made, automatic self-winding mechanical movement.

Functions: Two hands with small seconds, Grande date w/ Instant date change and Rapid date reset, Moon Phase. Size: 11½‴ lignes (Ø 25.6 mm), 5.665 mm thick.

Bi-directional winding. Consists of 228 parts. 27 jewels. beats at 28,800 vph (4 Hz). provides ± 50 hours of power reserve. Incabloc anti-shock system. Regulator assembly with fine adjustment. “Zenith Star Elite” signatured rotor.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Small Seconds, Date, Moonphase
Dial: Silver

Faceted, Ruthenium made hour and minute baton hands. Hand-mounted applied, alternating arrows and Arabic numeral hour markers with Black nickle coating. painted Black minute markers around the outer rim. grand date display between 1 & 2, framed. moonphase at 6, decorated. small seconds at 9, decorated.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

scratch resistant, anti-reflective coated on both sides.

Case: Stainless Steel

Round, Ø 40 mm, 49 mm lug to lug, ± 11 mm thick. fine brushed and polished.

Bezel: Stainless Steel

stationary bezel. polished.

Caseback: See-thru

screwed-in stainless steel with sapphire display. engraved.

Crown: Non-screw crown

Stainless Steel. fluted. logoed.

Bracelet: Alligator / Crocodile leather

Black, textured pattern, with silky Alzavel calfskin and tonal stitching. ± 20 mm wide. men standard length.

Clasp: Deployant folding clasp
Notable Features: Calendar
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 50 m (5 ATM / 165 feet)

daily wear, capable to withstand splashes of water and very light rain.

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The Zenith 40mm Class Moonphase Grande Date Automatic review in this page is written by Anonymous at Thursday, August 15, 2013. The post is tagged as $5000 up to $10000, 40mm, 50m, analog, automatic, date, men, mid end, moonphase, on leather, round, small second, stainless steel, swiss automatic, two hands, watch, zenith.

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