ZENITH – Elite Chronograph Classic

“Pick a star, don’t take your eyes off it. It will take you far without tiredness or pain.” You’d be forgiven for thinking that the French-Belgian writer and explorer Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969) was talking about Le Locle watchmaker Zenith. The brand with the star logo is shooting through the watchmaking sky with a timeless model: Elite Chronograph Classic. Its time functions, chronograph and 50-hour power reserve are brought to life by the ultra-accurate El Primero 4069 calibre. Two leaf-shape hands in the centre of the silver dial fly over rhodium or gold-plated engraved time markers. The chronograph seconds appear in the centre, the running seconds tick down in a counter at 9 o’ clock and the minute counter lies at 3. This new 42mm watch comes in steel or rose gold. Price: 8,100 CHF (steel) – 19,500 CHF (rose gold). Sharmila Bertin