SWISS SMOKED SPLENDOUR
The Captain Central Second from Zenith grabs attention immediately with its sophisticated smoked silvertoned palladium dial. It’s a rarefied colour that has real character and could never become tiresome. The 18K rose gold case measures in at an understated 40mm in diameter and is just 8.15 mm thick. The Zenith Elite Calibre 670 calibre at the heart of this slick timepiece is constructed from 144 components, has 27 jewels, an approximate power reserve of 50 hours, and measures in at a remarkable 3.47mm thick. Polished rose gold-coloured hands & applied indexes add to the sophisticated charm of this classical Zenith timepiece.
A discerning eye will appreciate the proper hand length on this watch. It’s easy to get this vital detail wrong and many a watch suffers due to the hands being slightly out of proportion. Thankfully Zenith is meticulous about having the right hand length on its watches and the Captain Central Second stays true to form. The domed sapphire glass has an anti-reflection treatment on both sides and the alligator strap has a cleaver protective rubber lining. The overall effect is a minimalist elegance – the Captain Central Second is an ideal everyday watch from the Le Locle star brand.