This 2016, Zenith dishes out another serving of its famous Elite collection; this time, in a completely feminine guise. It breaks beyond the borders of gender, where elegance shines first and foremost. The recent Elite models from the watchmakers have been favorites by men and women with true discerning taste, but this new offering strikes a chord in the heart as the Elite Lady Moonphase embodies the essence of femininity. It comes dashing with a subtle blend of understatement, matched with flowing, lively curves and mastered technical prowess. All of it, wrapped around with a strong hint of modernity.

The Elite woman takes the center stage, making her grand entrance with an air of classic sophistication. On this showcase of a timepiece, the new face of the Elite collection shines with not just one, but five different variations. The Moon Phase model displays its elegance through its luxurious 18k pink gold or stainless steel models. The dial, an ultra-thin, pebble shaped face with a 36mm diameter case, promises more than an alluring piece of art. It comes with water resistance features for up to 50 meters, and is outfitted with a fluted crown that enables smooth adjustments to the moon phase system.

One can only be enchanted by the pure mother of pearl dial; colors vary as the light strikes in different angles, while it is graced with a star-studded, night blue moon disc by the 6 o'clock position. Slender, leaf-shaped hands slowly sweep over the wonderfully stylized engraved markers. The other version, however, contains slim Roman numerals. The bezel radiates with a showering of diamonds, or a handsomely polished facade.

Perhaps another fine work is the exhibition case back, which offers opportunities for wearers to admire the mechanism which is powered by an oscillating weight. It is magnanimously adorned with Côtes de Genève, completing the illustrious charm of this finely made timepiece. At its very core beats the automatic Elite Caliber 692, creating power and rhythm for the watch. It is entirely crafted by Zenith, from design to manufacturing, and has bestowed upon the watch a 50-hour power reserve. This ultra-thin movement, composed of 195 parts all in all, operates at a frequency of 28,8000vph. Despite its capabilities, it measures exceptionally slim: only at about 3.97mm.

The Elite Lady Moonphase watch, exquisitely feminine in all aspects, comes with either a glossy black or a luxurious brown rubber-lined alligatore leather strap. These bracelets are either secured by a stainless steel or pink gold pin buckles.

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