Zenith Defy 21 UltraViolet: RESERVE
The Zenith Defy 21 UltraViolet is available for PreOrders
If all the colours that our eyes can perceive are to be considered as frequencies of visible light, then violet has the highest frequency of them all, beyond which is invisible ultraviolet light. It was only natural to pair this intense, energetic colour with the highest-frequency chronograph in regular production, the DEFY 21.
A world-first in watchmaking, Zenith has treated an automatic chronograph movement in the regal, opulent tones of violet. Not just any chronograph, Zenith chose its revolutionary 1/100thof a second El Primero 21 chronograph calibre beating at an incredible frequency of 50Hz as the canvas for this visually and mechanically striking creation.
Visible through the open dial, which features three grey chronograph registers and a grey flange ring, the vibrant violet movement is accentuated by the DEFY 21’s uniquely avant-garde movement conception and design with open, angular bridges. A white-tipped central 1/100th of a second chronograph hand makes a complete revolution above the dial in one second. Besides the DEFY 21 El Primero 50th Anniversary edition, which was only available as a box-set with two other watches, the DEFY 21 Ultraviolet is the first stand-alone DEFY 21 with an open dial paired with closed chronograph counters.
PRE ORDER NOW: Availability August
Key points: Unique Violet 1/100th of a second chronograph movement. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH - 5 Hz); 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH - 50 Hz).Special linear power reserve indicator. TIME LAB Chronometer certified.
Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic – Ultraviolet finishings
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours
Functions : 1/100th of a second chronograph functions. Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o'clock. Hours and minutes in the centre. Small seconds at 9 o'clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, 60-second counter at 6 o'clock
Price 13,100 USD
Material: Microblasted Titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Special open dial with grey closed chronograph registers
Hour markers: rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Hands : rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Bracelet & Buckle: Violet fabric effect strap. Microblasted titanium double folding clasp
Zenith Defy 21 UltraViolet: RESERVE is available to order.
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