Zenith Defy Zero G Latin America Special Edition – Skulls, Pirates and the Virgen de Guadalupe

Zenith presents a set of exclusive special-edition Defy Zero G timepieces destined for Latin America and presented at the 2018 Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR).

Autumn’s number one luxury annual appointment with time in Latin America, the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) is the key reference for the promotion and sale of fine watches. At the 2018 edition of this unique showcase (October 16th to 18th), Zenith launched some unprecedented special editions of its DEFY ZERO G. Featuring a cleverly scaled-down and fine-tuned version of its gyroscopic “Gravity Control” module, these standout timepieces thus belong to the DEFY collection with which Zenith is writing the future of watchmaking.

The highly unusual DEFY ZERO G VIRGEN DE GUADELUPE evokes a venerated Catholic image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Depicting a reported apparition of the Virgin Mary to an Aztec convert to Christianity, it holds a special place in the religious life of Mexico and represents a symbol of devotion that has come to embody national pride.

While skulls have become a trendy fashion motif, Zenith offers a specifically Mexican take on this theme with the DEFY ZERO G SKULL – Dias de los Muertos, celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead which is an extremely popular national holiday that includes festivals, parades and family gatherings.

And speaking of skulls and crossbones, the DEFY ZERO G PIRATES offers watch lovers a chance to set sail on an imaginary maritime adventure filled with exotic islands, buried treasure and swashbuckling sailors.

Each of the three DEFY ZERO G limited editions is available in a choice of titanium, yellow or rose gold, slightly aged to better display its engraved theme. Framing the DEFY ZERO G’s distinctive skeleton dial with its colourful Mexican-themed accents, a 44 mm case features a decorated caseback with a matching metal bracelet and folding clasp. And because every treasure deserves a special treasure chest, each DEFY ZERO G comes nestled in a customised box representing the individual themes.

Providing more than adequate power for the fastest getaway, the heart of the Defy Zero G beats to the fierce pace of the manual-winding El Primero 8812S calibre, oscillating at 5 Hz, while a 50-hour power reserve ensures there’s plenty of time in store before reaching the next high seas hold-up.

Technical details

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

Models

Defy Zero G – 44mm, Pirates Edition-Unique Piece (Brushed Titanium)
Reference: 95.9005.8812/80.M9004

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed Titanium
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Titanium bracelet
Titanium folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm, Pirates Edition – Unique Piece (18-ct Rose Gold)
Reference: 18.9003.8812/76.M9003

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: 18-ct Rose Gold
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with black Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Rose Gold bracelet
Rose gold folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm, Pirates Edition – Unique Piece (18-ct Yellow Gold)
Reference: 30.9002.8812/75.M9002

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: 18-ct Yellow Gold
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with black Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Yellow Gold bracelet
Yellow gold folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm Skull Edition – Unique Piece (Brushed Titanium)
Reference: 95.9003.8812/80.M9002

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed Titanium
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Titanium bracelet
Titanium folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm Skull Edition – Unique Piece (18-ct Rose Gold)
Reference: 18.9001.8812/76.M9001

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: 18-ct Rose Gold
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with black Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Rose Gold bracelet
Rose gold folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm, Skull Edition- Unique Piece (18-ct Yellow Gold)
Référence: 30.9002.8812/75.M9002

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: 18-ct Yellow Gold
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with black Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Yellow Gold bracelet
Yellow gold folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm Virgen De Guadalupe Edition- Unique Piece (Brushed Titanium), Reference: 95.9004.8812/80.M9003

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed Titanium
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Titanium bracelet
Titanium folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm Virgen De Guadalupe Edition- Unique Piece (18-ct Rose Gold), Reference: 18.9002.8812/76.M9002

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: 18-ct Rose Gold
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with black Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Rose Gold bracelet
Rose gold folding buckle

Defy Zero G – 44mm Virgen De Guadalupe Edition- Unique Piece (18-ct Yellow Gold), Reference: 30.9001.8812/75.M9001

Case diameter: 44mm
Diameter opening: 35.5mm
Thickness: 14.85mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal
Material: 18-ct Yellow Gold
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Open-worked with Mexican touches colors
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with black Super-LumiNova®
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®
Yellow Gold bracelet
Yellow gold folding buckle

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