ZENITH Defy El Primero 21 Diamond Versions

Launched in 2017 and incorporating the very latest technological breakthroughs, the Defy El Primero 21 epitomises the new generation of Zenith chronographs, embodying contemporary mechanics endowed with an unprecedented visual, auditory and dynamic identity. Now the line is being updated with two diamond studded models.

Both variations feature a gleaming 44-mm titanium case and open-worked dial, with red-tipped small seconds at 9 o’clock, central chronograph hand, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock and of course, the Defy’s distinctive contrasting coloured 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Endowed with transparent sapphire crystal casebacks, 50-hour power reserve, and supremely comfortable black alligator-coated rubber straps complete with titanium double-folding clasp, both are water-resistant to 10 ATM.

Epitomising understated elegance, the version that premiered at the exclusive launch of the Zenith pop-up store on the Place Vendôme features a bezel set with 44 baguette-cut diamonds, offset with clean, streamlined faceted rhodium-plated hands and hour-markers.

In a spectacular alternative, the brand-new Defy El Primero 21 Full Diamond stakes extravagant style to the next level, complementing the diamond-set bezel by a magnificent array of 288 brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the case, along with 12 glittering diamond hour-markers, totalling a dazzling 5 carats.

These two remarkable Defy El Primero 21 models house the revolutionary TIMELAB chronometer-certified 1/100th of a second chronograph movement.

Technical details
Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Calibre: 14¼“` (Diameter: 32.80 mm)
Thickness: 7.9 mm
Components: 293
Jewels: 53
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours

Special features
Special oscillating weight with “circular satin-brushed” motif
New 1/100th of a second chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second
One escapement for the Watch(36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
One escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50Hz)
Double-chain structure
TIME LAB Chronometer-certified

Functions
1/100th of a second chronograph functions
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
– Central chronograph hand
– 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
– 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Models
Model: Defy El Primero 21 Diamond
Reference: 33.9000.9004/78.R582

Case
Titanium case
White gold bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds
Diameter: 44 mm
Opening diameter: 35.5 mm
Thickness: 14.50 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Black rubber coated with black alligator leather
Titanium double folding clasp

Gemsetting
Bezel: 44 VVS baguette-cut diamonds totalling approx. 2.46 cts

Model: Defy El Primero 21 Full Diamond
Reference: 32.9000.9004/78.R582

Case
Titanium case with diamonds
White gold bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds
Diameter: 44 mm
Opening diameter: 35.5 mm
Thickness: 14.50 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Openworked
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Black rubber coated with black alligator leather
Titanium double folding clasp

Gemsetting
Case: 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel: 44 VVS baguette-cut diamonds
Carats : approx.. 5.00 cts

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