zenith defy classic mykonos


The Le Locle-based watchmaker has produced one of its most contemporary models in the colors of Greece and more specifically those of a famous island in the Cyclades for a 25-piece limited edition

Known for its evening festivities and its sometimes quirky fauna, Mykonos is the most visited island of the Cyclades. Surrounded by the Aegean Sea and basking in a warm climate, it is famous for its landscapes peppered with whitewashed houses and pointed-roof windmills, all under an intense blue sky rarely flecked with clouds in the summer. It is the beauty and picturesque charm of this Greek haven that Zenith wanted to reproduce in its special edition Defy Classic Mykonos Edition, limited to just 25 pieces and produced exclusively for its local retailer Gofas.

zenith defy classic mykonos casebackTruly modern, this watch unreservedly displays its cutting-edge mechanisms on its front and back. The openwork dial reveals all the cogs of the Elite 670 SK caliber, a skeletonized automatic movement. Its force provides a power reserve of 50 hours minimum allowing you to take full advantage of the beaches of Mykonos and bask in the sun without worrying about moving your wrist.

The face of the Defy Classic Mykonos Edition sports a stylized star – the emblem of Zenith – coated in blue. This same shade is picked out on the 41 mm high-tech ceramic case and also in the Super-LumiNova® which highlights the faceted index markers placed around the white outer ring and the rhodium-plated hour and minute hands. Even the star-shaped counterweight of the second hand is coated in blue! A date visible at 6 o’clock completes the time information.

zenith defy classic mykonos both strapsSealed with a transparent window, the case back bears a white outline of the famous windmills as well as the word “Mykonos”.

In a nod to the narrow streets of the island lined with large round cobblestones, the central blue band of the white-edged rubber strap picks out the pattern of this characteristic paving.

Price: 7,900 EUR

By Sharmila Bertin