ZENITH features two new visions of the historic Defy: RevivalShadow e SkylineCeramic.
With the latest addition to the collection DEFY Revival, ZENITH has re-imagined the first DEFY design from 1969 in a stunning version Modern and refined. The new DEFY Revival Shadow is a modern creation with a vintage design, inspired by the total black ZENITH watches produced by the Manufacture as working prototypes in extremely limited series since 1970.
For the first time, the links and buckle of ZENITH's iconic "ladder" bracelet, originally designed in 1969 by the legendary company Gay Freres exclusively for the brand, are made of titanium and feature the same matte finish as the case. The lightness of titanium enhances the comfort of this widely tested bracelet, which features a folding clasp revisited in an ergonomic and essential key.
The DEFY Revival Shadow boasts a dial matte black with a decidedly retro look, which is almost paradoxical when you consider that the original line of DEFY wristwatches was characterized by the bright colors of the dial and the surprising gradient effects. Both hands, treated with pigments Cream Super-LumiNova, that the applied square hour markers featuring horizontal grooves are polished and rhodium-plated for optimum legibility.
Visible through the sapphire crystal case back, which does not compromise the water resistance of 30 ATM (300 metres), the automatic manufacture movement Elite 670 oscillates at the frequency of 4 Hz (28.800 A/hour) and guarantees a power reserve of 50 hours.
DEFY SKYLINE AND THE DEFY SKYLINE SKELETON
From today, the two pillars of the collection – the Defy Skyline and Defy Skyline Skeleton – take on a fascinating total black look thanks to the two new specimens created entirely in black ceramicincluding the bracelet.
Il DEFY Skyline Ceramic it features a dial galvanic black with effect finishes "Sun", which shines in the sunlight. The dial is entirely worked with a geometric motif, which represents the four-pointed star of the historic logo "double Z” which characterized the casebacks of the vintage DEFY models. Paying homage to the starry night, the black star-shaped pattern recessed into the dial boasts sharp inward-facing facets, with various angles catching the light.
The open dial of the DEFY Skyline Skeleton Ceramic features a large black central element in the shape of a four-pointed star, revealing the skeletonized movement with black bridges and main plate. In a refined play of dark-toned contrasts, the visual depth of this unique skeleton watch is further emphasized by an indicator with pinpoint accuracy. 1/10 second. Both the DEFY Skyline Ceramic and the DEFY Skyline Skeleton Ceramic feature polished faceted hands and applied hour markers treated with white Super-LumiNova for easy legibility, day or night.
Both models are powered by the high-frequency automatic in-house movement Primero 3620, which operates at a frequency of 5 Hz (36.000 A/hour) and have an indicator with reading accuracy of al 1/10 of a second, fed directly from the exhaust. Characterized by efficient performance, the bidirectional automatic winding mechanism with star-shaped black rotor guarantees a power reserve of approx. 60 hours.
With these two new references, the DEFY Skyline collection is enriched with avant-garde materials that offer the original silhouette a fascinating "dark" style to be discovered.
New versions will be available at Shop and on the swebsite ZENITH, as well as at authorized resellers worldwide.