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Zenith Defy 21 UltraViolet 44mm

by Zenith
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$ 14,000.00
SKU 97.9001.9004/80.R922
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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 1/100th of a second El Primero 21 chronograph calibre beating at an incredible frequency of 50Hz as the canvas for this visually and mechanically striking creation.

Ref. 97.9001.9004/80.R922

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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.

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.


El Primero 9004 automatic – Ultraviolet finishings
36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve
approx. 50 hours
1/100th of a second chronograph:
- Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second
- 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock
- 60-second counter at 6 o'clock
- Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o'clock
Hours & minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o'clock
Microblasted Titanium
Water resistance
10 ATM
Hour markers
Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Bracelet & Buckle: Violet fabric effect rubber strap. Microblasted titanium double folding clasp

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