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ZENITH - El Primero Lady

ZENITH - El Primero Lady

An anthem to contemporary femininity

Clichés often don’t stand up to the test of history, and those that would have us believe that watches are essentially men’s business have certainly got it all wrong! During the fi rst centuries of horological history, they were worn on long chains called chatelaines, as cuff-watches, and on long sautoir necklaces. Later, they were attached to handbags, belts… and to the wrist. Quite clearly, timepieces have always appealed to women. When Georges Favre-Jacot founded the fi rst large watch manufacture in 1865, by bringing together under one roof in Le Locle the entire range of watchmaking professions, he displayed an equal interest in both genders.

ZENITH - El Primero Ladyin 2011, the manufacture Zenith is writing a new chapter in the saga of its enduring romance with the fair sex. the world’s most precise movement, the legendary el primero, appears within a 38 mm case perfectly suited to women’s wrists. its excellent performances are governed by its balance oscillating at the rate of ten times a second, meaning considerably faster than usual – just as a heart beats faster when in the grip of a powerful emotion. the high-frequency automatic chronograph and the tachometric scale are intended for women of action, but also of elegance and refinement: the chocolate-toned dial and chestnut brown crocodile leather strap are in entirely in harmony with the rose gold case and hour-markers. the delicately diamond-pavé bezel and lugs further enhance the sensuality of this model. the date appears between 4 and 5 o’clock. Whether in steel grey or glacier blue dial versions with a mother-of-pearl base or pavé hour-markers, and even fitted with a metal bracelet, the different variations provide a broad spectrum of combinations that is matched only by the many styles of wear that are bound to be explored by their future owners.

Movement El primero 400, automatic
Calibre : 13¼ ``` (Diameter: 30 mm)
Thickness : 6.60 mm
Components : 278
Jewels : 31
Frequency : 36,000 vph – (5 hz)
Power r eserve : min. 50 hours
Finishing : oscillating weight with “côtes de Genève” pattern
Functions Central hour and minute hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock, date indicator at 4:30 o’clock
3-counter chronograph:
  • 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
  • 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
  • central chronograph hand
  • tachometric Scale
Case 18-carat rose gold set with diamonds
Diameter: 38 mm
Dial opening: 33.10 mm
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-refl ection treatment on both sides
Back: transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 Atm
Dial Brown sunray-brushsed
Faceted, gold-plated hour markers with superluminova SLN C1
Bracelet/Strap Shiny brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Diamonds Carats : ~0.6 cts
Diameter: 38 mm
Bezel : 120 VS brilliant-cut diamonds
Case : 44 VS brilliaint-cut diamonds