Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Brushed Titanium

The Zenith DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 represents a quantum leap in both performance and mechanical design. The newly upgraded movement of this outstanding timepiece boasts a frequency of 360,000 A/H (50 Hz), ten times that of its world-famous El Primero predecessor, enabling 1/100th of a second precision.  The Defy El Primero 21 is now available in a super lightweight, brushed titanium and ultra-comfortable case version.

Framed by a 44mm case made of grade 5 titanium, the open-worked dial of the DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 offers a resolutely contemporary background for the key identifying characteristics of the legendary original: a star-tipped sweep-seconds hand, large luminescent baton-type hands and facetted hour-markers all paying proud tribute in a stunning demonstration of futuristic brilliance.

With its tough, lightweight, supremely urbane brushed titanium case providing a perfect complement to its rich inner workings, the DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 Brushed Titanium combines an elegantly complex open-worked dial with a pair of different coloured counters. It’s blue for the 30-minute option at 3 o’clock and black for 60-seconds at 6 o’clock, with a discreet small seconds at 9 o’clock, chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock and sleek rhodium-plated hour-markers and hands for a stylish finish.

The DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 Brushed Titanium comes with a choice of a comfortable sporty black rubber strap with a titanium double folding clasp or a show-stopping brushed titanium bracelet.

Technical details
Model: Defy El Primero 21 Brushed Titanium

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 oscillating weight with “circular satin-brushed” motif

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

Case
Brushed Titanium case
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 with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Titanium Bracelet (Reference: 95.9000.9004/78.M9000)
Black Rubber with titanium double folding clasp (Reference: 95.9000.9004/78.R782)

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