One interesting point about these watches, and about the Classics as well, is that they do use quite nice in-house movements. I feel like this is something easy to miss, as the Elite calibers have been out since the mid-1990s, but the Elite collection does indeed rely on in-house calibers – the Elite caliber 692, in the case of the moonphase watches, and the Elite 670 SK in the case of the Classics. Cal. 692 has the moonphase, and small seconds at 9:00, while Elite cal. 670 SK has a center seconds and date. The SK version of the caliber 670 has a silicon lever and escape wheel, and they all run at 28,800 vph, with a 48 hour power reserve. The fact that Zenith continues to use in-house movements in the Elite collection is worth bearing in mind when evaluating them as a value proposition.
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