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Zenith Defy Extreme Gold Dial 45mm

by Zenith
$ 22,000.00
SKU 25304
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The DEFY Extreme collection combines the cutting-edge performance of the El Primero 21 high-frequency 1/100th of a second chronograph with a body that exudes resilience, robustness, and a penchant for exploring new horizons. Available in three dials - gold (shown), blue, and black, the DEFY Extreme is built on a titanium bracelet with an interchangeable quick-change strap system including additional rubber and velcro straps.

Ref. 87.9100.9004/03.I001

To inquire about availability please phone 303.572.1111

From an aesthetic perspective, the DEFY Extreme represents a supercharged DEFY, where the outlines and details are accentuated and further holistic details are masterfully integrated: A larger 45mm case, sharper lines, more pronounced edges, and an overall silhouette that exudes robustness, resilience and a penchant for exploring new horizons. The design is reinforced by the addition of components protecting the pushers, and screw-down crown. Ergonomics as well as durability are enhanced, with a water-resistance of 200 metres – an

impressive feat for a cutting-edge chronograph with a display back. One of the DEFY Extreme’s most striking elements is the twelve-sided ring placed under the bezel, which extends down to the twelve-sided case back.

Unequivocally modern in its choice of proportions, architecture, materials and finish, the DEFY Extreme does carry on some of the distinctive traits from the earliest retro-futuristic DEFY models of the 1960s such as the A3642, included the angular case and its faceted bezel. To further highlight its uniquely daring design, the interplay between materials and their finishes serves to add another dimension of modernity. The matte titanium and matte titanium with rose gold versions feature an entirely matte-finished microblasted surface, recalling a monolith subtly and uniformly weathered by the elements over time. Moreover, the titanium version with blue accents is finished to bring out the different facets of the metal with polished, satin-brushed and matte surfaces. 

The dial of the DEFY Extreme has been conceived in a way to enhance legibility while allowing a clear view of the groundbreaking 1/100th of a second chronograph calibre, with two escapements beating at 36’000 VpH for the timekeeping part and 360’000 VpH for the chronograph. Consisting of a transparent sapphire crystal, the dial features applied oversized and slightly overlapping chronograph counters that emphasize volume and legibility. The hands as well as the applied hour markers are also extra-large and filled with copious amounts of Super-LumiNova guarantee readability in the darkest situations. And to further enhance the tonality of the watch and the depth of the movement, the movements are coloured galvanically to match and complement their sturdy exterior: Black for the matte titanium, blue for the polished and gold for the titanium and rose gold.

Because uncompromising performance in extreme conditions also means adapting to the environment around us, each DEFY Extreme comes with three different straps with quick strap-change mechanisms: A mircroblasted or polished and satin-brushed titanium bracelet, a rubber strap with a folding buckle matching the case and, a first for Zenith and the DEFY line, a Velcro® strap that can be easily and precisely adjusted on the go, with the textile material perfectly suited for any situation – and certainly not afraid of getting wet. Going beyond a simple cosmetic switch-up, each option offers different properties for a different wearing experience, perfectly adapted to its surroundings and the activities it takes on, no matter how extreme.

More than just an exceptional chronograph that forges ahead on the path to the future of watchmaking, the DEFY Extreme is a call to aim higher and reach further; an enduring instrument to accompany the wearer on his wildest endeavours.

El Primero

36'000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power Reserve
min. 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 and minutes in the centre. 
- Small seconds at 9 o'clock
45 mm
Microblasted titanium & Rose gold
Tinted sapphire with three black-coloured counters
20 ATM
Rhodium-plated, faceted coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
Rhodium-plated, faceted coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
Bracelet & Buckle
Microblasted titanium bracelet with interchangeable strap system. Rubber and velcro straps are included.

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