Zenith Defy Classic

After the last year’s ground breaking releases like Defy El Primero 21(hundredth-of-a-second chronograph) and Defy Lab (the world’s most accurate mechanical watch with an unprecedented oscillator), in 2018, Zenith is introducing an elegant and modern mechanical watch collection named Defy Classic.

The new full-fledged collection from DEFY line features several degrees of mechanical complexity.  The Defy Classic, a three-hand plus date watch boasts a case forged from ultra-light titanium, blackened skeleton movement, star-shaped open worked dial and finally, the shade of blue reflecting the collection’s original colour.

Powered by icons of precision and performance, DEFY sets an elegant and sporty style tone with the new Defy Classic. Hours, minutes, central seconds and date: its essential functions are a distillation of the DEFY aesthetic. Large luminescent baton-type hours and minutes hands and a slim seconds hand with an emblematic star counterweight sweep over five stylised branches also evoking the Zenith symbol. The deep blue minutes ring, punctuated by facetted applied hour-markers, enhances an open-worked mechanism sporting contemporary finishing. In a nod to the collection’s legendary origins, this is the exact same shade as its illustrious predecessor, the 1969 El Primero.

Beating inside its light titanium case is a Manufacture Zenith movement – the famous automatic Elite 670 base calibre – reinterpreted in DEFY model. For the very first time, this reliable and accurate engine, fitted with a silicon pallet-lever and escape-wheel, is revealed by means of an ultra-modern open-worked approach. Blackened, structured and topped by a cut-out date disc read off on a white dot at 6 o’clock, it oscillates at 4 Hz and enjoys over 50 hours of autonomy.

The watch comes fitted with an integrated metal bracelet composed of supple links, a rubber strap coated with alligator leather, or a uni-structure rubber version.

The Defy Classic also comes in a version featuring a sunburst blue closed dial with 3 o’clock date window, teamed with the same bracelet/strap options as the open-worked model.

Technical details
Model: Defy Classic

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic
Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)
Movement thickness: 3.88mm
Components: 187
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 48 hours
Finishing: Special oscillating weight with satin-brushed finish

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand
Date indication at 6 o’clock

Case
Diameter: 41mm
Diameter opening: 32.5mm
Thickness: 10.75mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed Titanium
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Versions

Reference: 95.9000.670/78.M9000
Open-worked dial
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Bracelet: Titanium bracelet (Reference: 27.95.9000.670)

Reference: 95.9000.670/78.R584
Open-worked dial
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Black rubber with blue alligator leather coating (Reference: 27.00.2218.584)
Buckle: Titanium double folding clasp (Reference: 27.95.0018.930)

Reference: 95.9000.670/78.R782
Open-worked dial
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Strap: Black rubber (Reference: 27.00.2218.782)
Buckle: Titanium double folding clasp (Reference: 27.95.0018.930)

Reference: 95.9000.670/51.M9000
Dial: Blue-toned sunray-patterned
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted gold, coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Bracelet: Titanium bracelet (Reference: 27.95.9000.670)

Reference: 95.9000.670/51.R584
Blue-toned sunray-patterned dial
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted gold, coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Strap:  Black rubber with blue alligator leather coating (Reference: 27.00.2218.584)
Buckle: Titanium double folding clasp (Reference: 27.95.0018.930)

Reference: 95.9000.670/51.R790
Dial: Blue-toned sunray-patterned
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted gold, coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Strap: Blue rubber (Reference: 27.00.2218.790)
Buckle: Titanium double folding clasp (Reference: 27.95.0018.930)

 

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