Watch Test: WatchTime Reviews the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase

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This WatchTime Spotlight falls on Zenith watches, specifically the Captain Grande Date Moonphase, a Zenith watch that offers two complications in its movement. In this article from our print archives, WatchTime goes past the elegant exterior to see how well it works. This Zenith watch uses a conventional moon-phase display, but has an outsize date with concentric disks that is very easy to reset. If you’re curious about other details of this Zenith watch, download our free article and find out more.

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The Captain Grande Date Moonphase, like many Zenith watches, boasts a manufacture movement; and as with other Zenith watches, you don’t have to spend a year’s salary to own one. What can Zenith watch enthusiasts expect for this price? This classically designed timepiece, with a moon-phase dial and alligator strap, offers versatility – a Zenith watch as appropriate for an evening out as for an ordinary workday. The Captain Grande Date Moonphase has two complications, including a “Grande Date,” one of this Zenith watch’s most useful functions. Rather than relying on overlapping disks, as do many other big-date displays, it uses coplanar, concentric disks, with the inner one fitting into the outer one’s hollow center. The other complication is its distinctive Zenith moon-phase. The lunar display has a traditional cover plate with two lobes. Rays of guilloché decoration emanate from its center, and the motif is repeated on the second subdial. But this just scratches the lunar surface of this Zenith watch and its details! Download our free article for the full results of our Zenith watch test.

Do you want to expand your knowledge about Zenith? Moon-Phase watches are among the most popular styles, and we explain why Zenith’s Captain Grande Date Moonphase stands out in the category. Do you want to know how the movement of the watch performs, and how the design compares to that of other Zenith watches? Do you want to see how WatchTime’s expert test team graded the Captain Grande Date Moonphase? If you answered one or more of these questions with “yes,” you need to download Watchtime Spotlight: Zenith Watches – and devour our test of the Zenith Captain Grande Date Moonphase.

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  • Specs of the Captain Grande Date Moonphase
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  • How the Zenith moon-phase works
  • The watch’s pros, cons and price
  • WatchTime’s scores for this Zenith watch

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This promotional article was originally published in 2013 and has been updated.

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