DEFY ZERO G SIAR
Symbols of death are seen everywhere in popular culture in Central America. They now feature on the latest striking creations made by Zenith.
During SIAR 2018 (Salón Internacional de Alta Relojería), Zenith presented three unique models of the Defy Zero G, named Skull, Pirates and Virgen de Guadalupe. Along with the colours of the Mexican flag on an open-work dial, all three share impressive engravings that begin on the bezel of the 44mm-wide case and then flow onto the case back and strap. The first watch shows the symbol of the national festivities celebrating the dead, the Día de los Muertos. The second takes us to the Caribbean, the favourite haunt of pirates, with a skull and crossed swords. The last model is decorated with a Catholic icon that can be seen in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The engravings were made with a chemical engraving process using a laser.
Like all Defy Zero G watches, the fully skeletonised El Primero 8812S calibre comes with a gyroscopic module keeping the regulating organ in a horizontal position at all times. The calibre powers the hour and minute hands, off-centred to 12 o’clock, and a seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. A power reserve indicator at 2 o’clock shows the remaining level of energy out of a maximum of 50 hours.
The trio are made of titanium, yellow gold and rose gold, and all slightly aged to provide a unique patina. Each model comes with a personalised customised presentation box to match the engraving.
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By Dan Diaconu
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