Zenith is one of the few manufactures that can boast a wide range of mechanical-only watches for women; all equipped with its own automatic manufacture movements. Whether classical elegance or urban casual-chic, there’s a Zenith watch for every woman.
More than just a men’s watch that has been adapted for women, the DEFY Midnight can be considered the first Zenith conceived from the ground-up entirely and exclusively for women. With its faceted steel case, an assortment of dial options and additional straps, the DEFY Midnight line of watches is the perfect companion for the modern, confident woman. Depicting the night sky above an urban horizon, where the city lights fade into the dark vastness of a clear, starry night, the dial at once enchants and enlightens the wearer. Evoking the Zenith starry sky, the brand’s faceted star emblem is the highest, brightest point in the depicted night sky. But that’s not to say that women can’t enjoy other timepieces from the DEFY collection. To the contrary, watches such as the DEFY Classic carry a unisex appeal, with as much attention to detail in the aesthetic as well as its open dial with a futuristic star-shaped motif exposing the skeleton movement.
The chronograph, one of the most sought-after watch complications, is something Zenith has mastered for over 50 years. It’s El Primero calibre, the world’s first automatic, integrated high-frequency chronograph movement, was nothing short of revolutionary when it was first unveiled in 1969. Today, this unique legacy lives on through the Chronomaster line, which has evolved to include a number of different designs and, a world-first at the time of its release, a partially open dial revealing the beating heart of the El Primero. The Revival series are literal reproductions of iconic Zenith chronograph watches from the 1960s and 1970s, safeguarding the exact some proportions and looks, as well as the venerable El Primero calibre.
The vintage instrument look is definitely not just for the guys. With the Pilot collection of aviation-inspired watches, Zenith looks back at its heritage of creating time-keepers for the earliest aviation pioneers. Aged steel or bronze cases, textured and colored dials and unrivaled legibility are just some of the details that make Zenith Pilot watches a rugged yet stylish choice with a vintage kind of charm.
In stark contrast, the revamped Elite collection exudes classical minimalism. Inspired by the aesthetics and watchmaking codes of the 1950s and 1960s, the Elite collection combines timeless beauty and proportions with subtle yet outstanding details, typical of Zenith watches. Crafted in a choice of metals with or without diamonds, as well as a number of dial colors, Zenith’s ode to feminine elegance is expressed across two Elite watch models: the three-hand Elite Classic with its sunray-patterned dial, and the Elite Moonphase, a poetic take on a celestial complication. Whichever Elite watch model is chosen, Zenith offers a wide assortment of strap materials and colors, which can be easily swapped without requiring any tools, thanks to the quick strap-change mechanism incorporated directly into the straps.