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Zenith - Defy Classic

The Defy collection expands. After the Defy El Primero 21, the hundredth-of-a-second chronograph presented at Baselworld last year, and the Defy Lab, the world’s most accurate mechanical watch featuring a breakthrough oscillator, Zenith is adding a new three-hand plus date watch, the Defy Classic.


Presented in a 41 mm brushed titanium case, the Defy Classic comes in two dial variations: openworked or closed.


In the openworked version, large luminescent baton-type hours and minutes hands and a slim seconds hand with an emblematic star counterweight sweep over five stylised branches evoking the Zenith symbol. The colour of the minutes ring, punctuated by faceted applied hour-markers, is a deep blue which reflects the original shade of its predecessor, the 1969 El Primero.


Beating inside is a Manufacture Zenith movement – the automatic Elite 670 base calibre – reinterpreted for the Defy. For the very first time, this accurate engine, fitted with a silicon pallet-lever and escape-wheel, is revealed by means of an ultra-modern openworked approach. Blackened, structured and topped by a cut-out date disc read off on a white dot at 6 o’clock, it oscillates at 4 Hz and guarantees over 50 hours of autonomy.

For those who prefer a more classic style, Zenith created another version featuring a sunburst blue closed dial with 3 o’clock date window.


Both models are water resistant to 100 metres / 330 feet and can be matched to an integrated metal bracelet composed of supple links, a rubber strap coated with alligator leather, or a unistructure rubber version.



The Zenith Defy Classic with closed dial (ref. 95.9000.670/78) has a price of Swiss Francs 5,900 with strap or Swiss Francs 6,900 with metal bracelet while the skeletonised version (ref. 95.9000.670/51) retails for Swiss Francs 6,500 with strap and Swiss Francs 7,500 with bracelet. zenith-watches.com



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Time and Watches: Zenith - Defy Classic
Zenith - Defy Classic
Baselworld 2018: Zenith Defy Classic. The Defy collection expands. After the Defy El Primero 21, and the Defy Lab, Zenith is adding a new three-hand plus date watch, the Defy Classic. Presented in a 41 mm brushed titanium case, the Defy classic comes in two dial variations: openworked or closed. The Zenith Defy Classic with closed dial (ref. 95.9000.670/78) has a price of Swiss Francs 5,900 with strap or Swiss Francs 6,900 with metal bracelet while the skeletonised version (ref. 95.9000.670/51) retails for Swiss Francs 6,500 with strap and Swiss Francs 7,500 with bracelet.
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