Zenith 03.1125.691/02.C490

Collection: Class Elite Gender: Men
A timeless elegance. This handsome steel on leather Zenith 03.1125.691/02.C490 is fashioned in such elegant manners that makes it remains stylish for years to come, and is fitted with the long lasting Zenith caliber Elite 691 that offers the superiority of a first class Swiss automatic movement. It is "the" timepiece that is born for those who truly appreciate traditional watchmaking and reliability.

Zenith 03.1125.691/02.C490 40mm Class Moonphase Grande Date Automatic for men

Among Zenith’s watches line-up, this intriguing mechanical timepiece belong to the Class Moonphase Grande Date series for gents. Of course, as expected from the renown Neuchâtel based luxury watchmaker, this "modern jewelry" boasts superior Swiss construction, constructed of enduring materials such as premium grade stainless steel, sapphire crystal and ruthenium for longevity, and meticulously crafted with such remarkable precision craftsmanship.

For men’s average wrist, this Zenith 03-1125-691-02-C490 is considerably a large sized --which makes it an oversized one if worn by ladies who are going for a masculine flavored watch. Who knows, right?

The timepiece’s round case, that is made of premium grade stainless steel and handsomely finished in fine brush and high polish has a diameter of 40mm, and slim enough for an automatic at approximately 11mm thick. Meanwhile, its luxurious Black strap that is hand-made of genuine alligator-skin and silky Alzavel calfskin, and comes equipped with a logoed steel made double folding clasp is around 20mm wide.

Caseback. At the back of the case, there is a sapphire window that allowing you to take a good look at the housed, workshop-crafted Zenith’s caliber Elite 691 inside. This caseback that is securely held in place by six screws, is engraved with markers. At the right hand side, lays a fluted steel crown that is decorated with the brand’s “Star” signature. And upfront, its face is also features a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that offers a better characteristic than the one at the rear by featuring an anti-reflective coating on both side for an improved visibility.

The watch’s construction is designed to be watertight to 50 meters, making it even more practical enough for daily wear as it would surely withstands humidity, splashes, and even light rain. In addition, this level of water resistant also ensure that the timepiece wont fog through time and use, too.

Dial. As one of this Zenith 03.1125.691/02.C490 watch’s most important part, you can easily tell that the watchmaker does put a lots of effort into the dial. It is gorgeous. Simple yet visually captivating, and also offers a nice degree of legibility. Comes in Silver with “Clous de Paris” guilloché pattern at the center, the dial features faceted hour and minute baton hands that are made of ruthenium, applied alternating arrow and Arabic numeral hour markers with Black nickle coating, a grand date at the half past one o’clock, moonphase in an aperture at the six o’clock position, continuous small seconds subsidiary at the 9 o’clock position, and complimented by painted minute markers along the periphery.

Speaking a bit about the movement, Elite 691 is an exclusive caliber that is personally developed and manufactured in-house by Zenith. Caliber Elite 691 is a fairly slim 11½ lignes automatic movement, consisting of 228 individual parts that includes 27 jewels bearing. It smoothly beating at the frequency of 28,800 alterations per hour, and provides more than 50 hours of power reserve. Although this Le Locle mechanical manufacture has no official COSC certification, its accuracy is quite a satisfactory, and so does its reliability. The one fitted in this timepiece has a metal oscillating weight that is decorated with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern, along with the usual “Zenith Star Elite” engraved which can be clearly seen through its exhibition caseback.

Anyway, for all of its quality offerings, this men’s Stainless steel on Black crocs leather Silver guilloché dial Zenith Class Moonphase Grande Date 03.1125.691/02.C490 luxury wrist 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: 03.1125.691/02.C490

Ref. 03-1125-691-02-C490. also referred as 03112569102C490.

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.

Specs
Functions: Two hands with small seconds, Grande date, Moon Phase. Size: 11½‴ lignes (Ø 25.6 mm), 5.67 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. oscillating weight with “Grain d’Orge” guilloché pattern and “Zenith Star Elite” signature. decorated with perlage and circular graining.

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

Silver dial with central “Clous de Paris” guilloché pattern. 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

Case: Stainless Steel

Round, Ø 40 mm, ± 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
Moonphase
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 50 m (5 ATM / 165 feet)

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

Additional info: -

MSRP

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Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Zenith Class Elite watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Zenith 40mm Class Moonphase Grande Date Automatic review in this page is written by Rief 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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