A CREATIVE FORCE
New technology, modern elegance. A featherlight case and cutting-edge engineering are united in the first model of the series, which integrates an innovative monolithic oscillator.
At Zenith, the future is now! The manufacturer continues to write its story in the latest chapter, which began in 2017 with the Defy Lab. On the agenda: a star-shaped ajoure dial, high-tech materials and a revolutionary oscillator! The Defy Inventor combines all of these features. Its 44 mm diameter titanium case is paired with a bezel made of Aeronith, an ultra-lightweight aluminum composite material. The monochromatic case helps set the scene for the components of the caliber, including a regulating organ machined in silicon which replaces the traditional spiral balance spring. This technical part, just 0.5 mm thick, oscillates at a frequency of 4Hz, or 128,600 alternations per hour. Thanks to this modern architecture, the case and the components of the caliber add to the esthetic appeal of the watch.
The automatic movement is equipped with a stop-seconds function for precisely setting the time. Furthermore, it has a 50-hour power reserve. Its oscillating mass, embellished with Geneva Stripes, is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The Defy Inventor has been granted three certifications. It’s anti-magnetic and resistant to temperature variations in accordance with the ISO-764 and ISO-3159 standards, respectively. Its 9100 caliber is chronometer certified by TimeLab and the Fondation du Laboratoire d’Horlogerie et Microtechnique of Geneva.
The timepiece comes with a black rubber bracelet covered with blue alligator leather and is equipped with a titanium folding clasp which combines comfort for the wearer and security.
Price: CHF 17,900 zenith.com
By Dan Diaconu
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