2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
Ref: 03.2290.679/51.C700

2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 39mm 03.2290.679/51.C700
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
$2,901.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 03.2290.679/51.C700
Movement : Automatic Zenith Cal. 679
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : March 2023
Case Size : 39mm
Case Thickness : 9.5mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 Manufacturer Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Zenith box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its Zenith 20mm leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from March 2023 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1peizJNG52QYJY44sWSydfSbBX7g6ePII?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 5:25 - https://youtu.be/A9-1Sa4KKnE


The Watch

Here we have a 2023 Zenith Elite Classic Blue 03.2290.679/51.C700 with a 39mm polished stainless steel round case that curves over your wrist with finely tapered lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 47mm and a case thickness of 9.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit. On the right side is a signed push/pull crown, and a smooth polished bezel holds a sapphire crystal AR coated above the striking sunburst blue dial. An outer minute track is precisely executed with elegant applied slender Rhodium-coated single and double stick indexes marking the hours, exquisite Rhodium-coated leaf hands are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand sitting majestically in the centre of this sophisticated dress watch, at 12 o’clock we have the Zenith star motif. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back showcasing the automatic Zenith Cal. 679, 26 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, the movement is part of their Elite range and has the skeletonised Zenith bidirectional rotor. The watch comes paired with its Zenith 20mm leather strap with a signed buckle and this watch is sold with its original Zenith box and paperwork.


Personal Note

I'm going to nickname this one the "Zenith Chronometre Bleu" after the F.P. Journe as this Zenith has an incredible and mesmerising blue dial, is incredibly simple and elegant and wears beautifully on the wrist! And at nearly 50% off RRP, it is an absolute steal, I wouldn't hesitate to jump on this one. 


The Brand

Zenith was founded in 1865 by 22-year-old watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot. Their manufacturing was based in Le Locle Switzerland. Famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911 and the North Pole in 1926, wore Zenith watches on his expeditions. In 1999 Zenith was purchased by LVMH¬† (Mo√ęt Hennessy Louis Vuitton) joining brands like TAG and Hublot. Zenith is one of the only Swiss manufacturers to still produce their own in-house movements. Their most recognised movement is the El Primero; it was released in 1969, went into production in 1975 and was re-issued in 1986.