Zenith Defy El Primero 21 and Defy ZeroG Swizz Beatz Editions

After a first special edition presented in New York City last year, hip-hop artist Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) is once again honoured by the issue of three new limited-edition Defy models.  Zenith has chosen Defy El Primero 21 and Defy ZeroG models to create this exclusive edition.

The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 launched in 2017 heralded a new and fascinating chapter in time measurement, while the Defy Zero G continues writing the future of watchmaking in 2018 with its downsized and optimised gyroscopic “Gravity Control” model.

Known for his eclectic and discerning style choices and his mature appreciation of watchmaking, Swizz Beatz had already welcomed the December 2017 NYC launch of a Defy El Primero 21 six-piece Edition Unique that attracted considerable interest among watch connoisseurs and music-lovers.

Defy Zero G Swizz Beatz 

Just three of the Defy Zero G Swizz Beatz will be issued, featuring a 44mm-diameter brushed titanium case framing an open-worked dial featuring orange accents on the hands and hour-markers picking up the bright colour featured on the crown ring and the vivid alligator leather coating of the white rubber strap.

Both the latter and the bezel are inscribed with all or part of an inspirational quote from the music visionary: “Never let people tell you what you can’t do, because sky’s not the limit, it’s just the view”. The same maxim is featured on the two Defy El Primero 21 editions: one a 25-piece white ceramic interpretation and the other an exclusive five-unit gem-studded white gold variation fully set with 288 spectacular round diamonds and complemented by the baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel. Three powerful tributes illustrating what can happen when a key figure on the contemporary musical scene meets a brand committed to writing the future of Swiss watchmaking.

Defy Zero G Swizz Beatz
Reference: 95.9001.8812/77.R591 (Limited Edition of 3 units)

Movement
El Primero 8812 S, Manual
Calibre: 16 ¾“` (Diameter: 38.5mm)
Movement thickness: 7.85mm
Components: 324
Gyroscopic carriage made of 139 components
Jewels: 41
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Platinum counterweight of the gyroscopic system

Functions
Hours and minutes offset at 12 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Self-regulating Gravity Control module at 6 o’clock
Power-reserve indication at 2 o’clock

Case
Diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed Titanium
Bezel engraved with the quote: “Sky’s not the limit, it’s just the view”
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with orange varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with orange varnish

Strap 
Bracelet reference: 27.00.2322.591
Designation: White rubber with Orange alligator leather coating
Special Swizz Beatz quote laser-engraved on the inside
“…Never let people tell you what you can’t do because sky’s not the limit it’s just the view…”
Buckle reference: 27.95.0022.930
Designation: Titanium double-blade folding buckle

Defy El Primero 21 Swizz Beatz 
Reference: 45.9002.9004/76.R591 (Limited Edition of 5 units)

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
Oscillating weight with satin brushed finishing

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
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
White gold case entirely set with diamonds
Bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds and engraved with the quote: “Sky’s not the limit, it’s just the view”
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Silver, openworked, with touches of orange
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with orange varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with orange varnish

Strap 
Bracelet reference: 27.00.2322.591, White rubber with Orange alligator leather coating
Special Swizz Beatz quote laser-engraved on the inside
“…Never let people tell you what you can’t do because sky’s not the limit it’s just the view…”
Buckle reference: 27.31.0022.930, Titanium & white gold double-blade folding buckle

Gemsetting
VVS Quality – F-G Colour
Case: 288 round diamonds totalling ~2.55 cts
Bezel: 44 baguette-cut diamonds totalling ~ 2.46 cts

Defy El Primero 21 Swizz Beatz 
Reference: 49.9003.9004/76.R591 (Limited Edition of 25 units)

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
Oscillating weight with satin brushed finishing

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
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
Material: White ceramic
Bezel engraved with the quote: “Sky’s not the limit, it’s just the view”
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with orange varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with orange varnish

Strap 
Bracelet reference: 27.00.2322.591
Designation: White rubber with Orange alligator leather coating
Special Swizz Beatz quote laser-engraved on the inside
“…Never let people tell you what you can’t do because sky’s not the limit it’s just the view…”
Buckle reference: 27.95.0022.930, Titanium double-blade folding buckle

 

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