Heritage Star In Praise Of Slenderness

Heritage Star In Praise Of Slenderness

A classic ladies’ watch harmoniously combining technical excellence and timeless distinction, the Heritage Collection welcomes a new model housed within a cushion-shaped case that is smaller than previously: the Heritage Star 33 mm. Available in rose gold or steel versions, this slim, feminine timepiece will delight the hearts of women who love fine mechanisms but are not prepared to sacrifice the innate elegance of glamour expressed in a refined and understated manner.

Consistently in the vanguard of horological daring, Zenith has made its mark on horological history. In becoming the first ever full-fledged watch Manufacture right from the time of its founding in 1865, it acquired the means to give free rein to its creative aspirations.

This approach has enabled it to enjoy complete independence in constantly inventing watchmaking wonders that it develops and produces entirely in-house. While the Manufacture has laid some of the major milestones in the measurement of time – witness the over 300 patents registered to date – it has also exercised a decisive influence on the destiny of ladies’ watches by writing some of the finest chapters in a history already stretching over more than a century.

Zenith was indeed one of the first companies to devote timepieces specifically to women – from 19th century enamelled pocket watches through to complication wristwatches as well as pendant jewellery-watches.


Embodying the subtle chemistry between technical excellence and eminently feminine seduction, the new Heritage Star 33 mm quickens the pulse of women with a taste for mechanical watchmaking expressed through glamorous interpretations tinged with classicism.

The cushion-shaped retro chic rose gold or steel case is smaller than previously, and deploys its elegant lines in dainty 33 x 33 mm dimensions – as if to magnify the slim approach that determined the design of the watch. While measuring just 9.45 mm thick, it is powered by an exceptionally precise and reliable automatic movement: Elite Calibre 681.

This 3.47 mm ultra-thin gem beats at a frequency of 4 Hz and has an over 50-hour power reserve. Its gear trains and its oscillating weight adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif are revealed through the sapphire case-back, while the inexorable onward course of time is displayed on the dial side. The exquisite silver-toned guilloché “flinqué-froissé” dial base is graced with classic blue or gold-toned Roman numerals punctuated by 12 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.1 cts).

The rhodium-plated or gold-plated facetted hour and minute hands sweep over this composition crafted in accordance with the finest watchmaking traditions, while the small seconds hand spins around its own subdial at 9 o’clock. Water-resistant to 30 metres, the refined and understated Heritage Star 33 mm features a crown set with a cabochon-cut sapphire.

It is complemented by a brown or grey alligator leather strap fitted with a pin buckle and embodies a fine example of what occurs when elegance and excellence meet and merge to form an inseparable whole.