— Replica Zenith UK presents the Elite 6150 model equipped with a new Manufacture movement: the Elite 6150 calibre.
This new mechanical automatic movement is the contemporary version of the Elite base movement developed in the early 1990s – an ultra-thin calibre that earned the title “Best Movement of the Year” when presented at the Basel Fair in 1994. The Zenith engineers and developers have enhanced its performance, as well as its versatility by means of a minimum 100-hour power reserve (by adding a second barrel), a broader 30 mm diameter, along with a central sweep-seconds hand. They have also been careful to preserve the slender nature of a movement comprising 195 assembled parts but measuring a mere 3.92 mm thick!
Powering central hour, minute and seconds hands, the Elite 6150 calibre beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
The first timepiece to house the new Elite calibre, the Elite 6150 model features an entirely redesigned ultra-thin case of which the 42 mm diameter, a first for Zenith, will become a new benchmark size for the brand. This new ultra-thin steel case redesigned in a pebble shape features slim, flowing lines accentuated by tapered, slightly sloping lugs. Water-resistant to a depth of 30 metres, the case of the Elite 6150 reveals through its transparent back the mechanism in motion and its oscillating weight adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif.
The timeless classicism of this timepiece exuding an inherent sense of elegance continues on the display side with a cambered silver-toned dial punctuated by slender baton-type hands. In a striking trompe-l’oeil effect, the long, slender hour-markers hollowed out to form delicate grooves create a distinct sense of depth.
These subtle touches are matched by a rubber-lined alligator strap fitted with a comfortable triple-blade folding clasp.