THE STARS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Seeking inspiration, appeasement and beauty by simply turning to the stars: this is the challenge launched by the new watch created by the Manufacture from Le Locle, recently unveiled in Dubai.
As part of the LVMH Watch Week, a new trade show organized by the group whose first edition took place in January in Dubai, Zenith presented a watch mainly aimed at women.
This new Defy Midnight, which comes in six variations, bears the typical curved silhouette of the collection, with its full, beveled shoulder straps. Whether it is intense blue like a summer evening, taupe gray with stormy accents or pearly white like an autumn mist, the dial undeniably evokes the immensity of the sky bursting with a multitude of stars.
Between the Manufacture in Le Locle and the sky, the love story goes a long way back and continues to spark a fiery passion. Turning towards the stars to find inspiration, answers to one’s questions, to have a moment of tranquility or simply to admire the beauty of infinity, such are the emotions conjured up by the dial dressed in a vertical gradation—a dark hue in the upper part that gradually softens as it reaches the lower part—and sprinkled with stars.
These have different sizes and are sometimes luminescent, a brilliance enhanced by the 11 diamonds on the hour-markers and the 44 brilliants when the bezel is set. At the center of this starry night, two rhodium-plated baton-style hands and a second hand with a star-shaped counterweight indicate the hours, minutes and seconds. To optimize information, the date is displayed in black on a white background in an aperture at 3 o’clock.
The Defy Midnight is powered by the Elite 670 SK caliber, an automatic movement that delivers 48 hours of power reserve and is housed in a 36mm-diameter steel case. It is completed by a wide variety of straps (steel links, satin or rubber-lined leather) that are easily interchangeable.
Price: 8,900 CHF (steel) – 10,900 CHF (crimped steel) zenith.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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