The Zenith Grande Port Royal Open is a luxury timepiece that is so many things at the same time, it is an instant classic. It is modern. It is beautiful. It is exciting. It is tremendously useful. It is a watch that is sure to fit even the most demanding timepiece aficionado's predilections.
Most watches in the Port Royal Open line feature blocky, rectangular, brushed stainless steel cases, but some are available in rich rose gold. Dial colors include black, silver, and brown. Centered in a slightly recessed inner dial, hours, minutes, and seconds hands sweep over stylized Arabic numerals and a small 30-minute counter at three o'clock for an additional timekeeping option. A power meter positioned in the lower quadrant of the dial allows the wearer to keep accurate track of the watch's power reserve. The chronographic seconds hand is controlled via the push-button controls immediately above and below the crown. Although these complications are exceptional in their own right, arguably the Grande Port Royal Open's most thrilling feature is the rectangular window vertically spanning the area between nine and 11 o'clock. Through it, the gyrating balance wheel can be clearly viewed.
The Grande Port Royal Open's scratch-resistant sapphire crystal case back reveals the watch's elaborate engineering and its hundreds of moving components that comprise the Zenith-produced and exceptionally accurate 4021 automatic calibre. This unique view will never fail to start a conversation whenever the watch is flipped over.
An exceedingly well-rounded series of timepieces, with a generous 50 meters of water resistance, anti-glare, super-hard sapphire crystal, and a rubber strap option, it is also well suited for outdoor pursuits. Watches without rubber straps feature hand-stitched crocodile leather.