DEFY CLASSIC Gateway to the future of watchmaking

DEFY CLASSIC Gateway to the future of watchmaking

DEFY CLASSIC

Gateway to the future of watchmaking

 

It all began with the Defy El Primero 21, the revolutionary hundredth-of-a-second chronograph. Then came the first Defy Lab, the world’s most accurate mechanical watch with an unprecedented oscillator. At Zenith today, the future of watchmaking can be summed up in four letters: DEFY. A modern collection encompassing various degrees of horological complexity. A gateway into this futuristic universe, the new Defy Classic oozes charisma through all 41 mm of its titanium case framing a stellar dial decor, coupled with a choice between a metal bracelet and a strap in leather or rubber.

 

In 2017, Zenith wrote the first chapter of tomorrow’s watchmaking, with the launch of Defy El Primero 21 – the exceptional hundredth-of-a-second chronograph – and the first-generation Defy Lab, the world’s most accurate watch thanks to its new monocrystalline silicon oscillator. DEFY with its futuristic DNA has now given rise to a full-fledged collection featuring several degrees of mechanical complexity, starting with the new Defy Classic, a three-hand plus date watch. With its case forged from ultra-light titanium, its blackened skeleton movement, its star-shaped openworked dial and its shade of blue reflecting the collection’s original colour, this Zenith watch propels casual chic elegance into a whole new dimension.

Stellar architecture

Powered by icons of precision and performance, DEFY sets an elegant and sporty style tone with the new Defy Classic. Hours, minutes, central seconds and date: its essential functions are a distillation of the DEFY aesthetic. Large luminescent baton-type hours and minutes hands and a slim seconds hand with an emblematic star counterweight sweep over five stylised branches also evoking the Zenith symbol. The deep blue minutes ring, punctuated by facetted applied hour-markers, enhances an openworked mechanism sporting contemporary finishing. In a nod to the collection’s legendary origins, this is the exact same shade as its illustrious predecessor, the 1969 El Primero. References to the past stop there however, as DEFY thrusts watchmaking firmly into the future.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 95.9000.670/78.M9000

 

KEY POINTS

New Elite skeletonised movement

New 41mm brushed titanium case

Silicon escape-wheel and lever

 

MOVEMENT

Elite 670 SK, Automatic

Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)

Movement thickness: 3.88mm

Components: 187

Jewels: 27

Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Power-reserve: min. 48 hours

Finishing: Special oscillating weight with satin-brushed finish

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre

Central seconds hand

Date indication at 6 o’clock

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 41mm

Diameter opening: 32.5mm

Thickness: 10.75mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal

Material: Brushed Titanium

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Openworked

Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

Bracelet: Reference: 27.95.9000.670

Designation: Titanium bracelet

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 95.9000.670/78.R584

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 41mm

Diameter opening: 32.5mm

Thickness: 10.75mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal

Material: Brushed titanium

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Openworked

Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

Strap: Reference: 27.00.2218.584

Designation: Black rubber with blue alligator leather coating

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0018.930

Designation: Titanium double folding clasp

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 95.9000.670/78.R782

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 41mm

Diameter opening: 32.5mm

Thickness: 10.75mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal

Material: Brushed titanium

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Openworked

Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C

Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

Strap: Reference: 27.00.2218.782

Designation: Black rubber

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0018.930

Designation: Titanium double folding clasp

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 95.9000.670/51.M9000

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre

Central seconds hand

Date indication at 3 o’clock

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 41mm

Diameter opening: 32.5mm

Thickness: 10.75mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal

Material: Brushed titanium

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Blue-toned sunray-patterned

Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted gold, coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

Bracelet: Reference: 27.95.9000.670

Designation: Titanium bracelet

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 95.9000.670/51.R584

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre

Central seconds hand

Date indication at 3 o’clock

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 41mm

Diameter opening: 32.5mm

Thickness: 10.75mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal

Material: Brushed titanium

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Blue-toned sunray-patterned

Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted gold, coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

Strap: Reference: 27.00.2218.584

Designation: Black rubber with blue alligator leather coating

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0018.930

Designation: Titanium double folding clasp

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 95.9000.670/51.R790

 

FUNCTIONS

 Hours and minutes in the centre

Central seconds hand

Date indication at 3 o’clock

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

 

Diameter: 41mm

Diameter opening: 32.5mm

Thickness: 10.75mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal

Material: Brushed titanium

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Blue-toned sunray-patterned

Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted gold, coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

 

STRAP & BUCKLE

Strap: Reference: 27.00.2218.790

Designation: Blue rubber

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0018.930

Designation: Titanium double folding clasp

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