Zenith Defy Watch Collection - Robustly Innovative

Dec 03, 2008
Watches from the Zenith Defy collection have been inspired by racing cars. The powerful timepieces are characterized by a racy profile and athletic build. The Defy watches are based on a bold combination of innovative materials, with the famous Zenithium on the list.

Zenithium is the name of an exclusive alloy applied to strengthen the regulating components. Using the alloy, the brand's watchmakers are able to construct exceptional movements and cases.


Zenith Defy Classic Open
The Defy Classic Open watch accommodates a harmonic El Primero calibre, the SC 4021, oscillating at the rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour. The window in the dial allows to admire the oscillating movement.

The timepiece reveals meticulous attention to every detail, including the power reserve indicator at 6 oclock, the applied indexes and the open-work hands with luminous tips for perfect visibility under reduced light conditions.

The case of the Defy Classic Open is crafted in stainless steel or in combination of steel and brushed rose gold and measures 46.5 mm or 43 mm in diameter.
The timepiece reveals either a black or silver dial.

It is secured to the wrist on a rubber or stamped crocodile leather strap.


Zenith Defy Classic Tourbillon Zero-G
The Defy Tourbillon Zero-G (zero gravity) watch boasts a truly innovative character.
The groundbreaking system, incorporating a gyroscope cage tourbillon and constant horizontal escapement, keeps the mechanism away from the gravity effects, thus providing much improved accuracy.

The construction of the Defy Classic is reminiscent of the terrestrial globe. A figure of 8 is featured around the hours and minutes display positioned at 11 oclock and around the Tourbillon opening at 5 oclock. It symbolizes infinity and good luck.

The multi-layered dial is protected by 4 anti-reflective sapphire glass plates.

The case of the timepiece is crafted in rose gold and is presented on a brown alligator leather strap. The Zenith watch is available in a numbered edition with the millesime.


Zenith Defy Xtreme Open
The Defy Xtreme Open watch is powered by the El Primero 4021 SX. The mechanism, beating at 36,000 vibrations per hour, is protected by a special blade with the 3-branched second hand revolving on it.

The watchs face features a power reserve display split into sectors. The hands of the watch are provided with Superluminova inserts for perfect visibility under the reduced light conditions.

The case of the Xtreme Open is crafted in black titanium or combination of black titanium and rose gold. The case construction boasts 1,000-meter water-resistance.

The timepiece incorporates a slightly raised helium valve used for decompression under extreme conditions. The push-buttons catch attention due to carbon fiber inserts.

The multi-layered dial smartly combines honeycomb aluminum, shock-resistant Hesalite and carbon fiber.

The bold Defy Xtreme watches embrace the wrist with a rubber strap or a bracelet crafted from brushed stainless steel or rose gold and composite materials, along with Kevlar lateral inserts.


Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Zero-G
The Defy Tourbillon Zero-G (zero gravity) is a revolutionary addition to the sphere of watchmaking innovations.

The revolutionary system includes a gyroscope cage tourbillon and constant horizontal escapement. It allows the mechanism to avoid the gravity effects and provide much enhanced accuracy.

The creators of the watch have managed to unite the Tourbillon Zero-G and the Defy Xtreme range into one amazing timepiece that demonstrates an unforeseen design.

A figure 8 featured by the watch stands for infinity and a lucky number. It is drawn around the hours and minutes display and around the Tourbillon opening.

The multi-layered dial of the timepiece uses such high-tech materials as hesalite glass, carbon fiber and aluminum. It is protected by two sapphire glasses.

The case of the Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Zero-G is crafted in blackened titanium. It provides remarkable water-resistance - down to 1000 meters.

The case construction incorporates a protected crown, helium valve and titanium bracelet featuring Kevlar inserts. It gives an advantage of high-temperature resistance.

The timepiece is a great timekeeping companion for extreme sports lovers. It is available in a numbered series and with the millesime.


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