zenith defy extreme


Should you wish to go beyond the limits of your comfort zone or just step up your style, then the manufacture can help you reach your goals with this trio cut out for any kind of adventure.

The Defy watch collection is forever growing with a host of variations boasting incredible styles. This year, Zenith rolls out a sturdy model, its Defy Extreme, in a larger 45 mm-diameter case, waterproof to depths of 200 m. Unlike the other timepieces in the collection with their curvaceous lines, this time round a dodecagonal ring comes into play under the bezel and boosts the watch’s sporty spirit. This timepiece is available in three versions. The first is imagined around a case crafted in matte-finished titanium. It features a black- and gray-hued dial. The second takes on the same material but with a brushed finish that highlights the blue shades enhancing the counters amongst other elements. The third stands out with a microblasted version of this metal combined with polished rose gold, which adds a touch of elegance to the watch’s face.

zenith defy extreme collectionWhatever your choice, all three host the El Primero 9004 caliber. This movement, an up-to-the-minute interpretation of the prestigious 1969 selfwinder, stands out with its two escapements, a high-frequency one, beating at 360,000 vibrations an hour for measuring time to 1/100th of a second and another set at 5 Hz for time data displays. It also guarantees autonomy of more than two days (around 50 hours).

zenith defy extreme lifestyleEach piece is complemented by a flexi titanium-link bracelet. Thanks to the quick-change strap system, the bracelet can be replaced by a rubber or Velcro® textile strap, both included in the box-set.

Price: CHF17,000 (titanium) – CHF21,000 (titanium – rose gold)

By Dan Diaconu