ZENITH DEFY HIGH JEWELRY SERIES

Just in time for the holiday season, Zenith unveils a number of High Jewelry editions of two of its most emblematic pieces from the DEFY collection, the DEFY El Primero 21 and DEFY Classic.

Already a statement piece with its unrivalled 100th of a second chronograph movement and resolutely contemporary looks, the DEFY El Primero 21 High Jewelry pushes boundaries even further. With a rose gold case entirely set with brilliant cut white diamonds and the bezel with baguette cut diamonds, this rendition of the DEFY El Primero 21 turns the exceptional into outstanding.

The DEFY El Primero 21 High Jewelry Rainbow is as joyfully festive as it is an enchanting combination of watchmaking and gem-setting prowess coming seamlessly together. On the rose gold case, white diamonds of varying sizes are applied in a seemingly random pattern, in a technique known as snow setting. The bezel takes on the vibrant “rainbow” treatment, where 44 baguette-cut sapphires are meticulously picked and arranged in a progressive colour scheme that spans the entire visible light spectrum. This rainbow effect continues on to the open dial, where the hour markers are set with sapphires matching those on the bezel.

Perfectly proportioned and boasting a uniquely conceived open dial and movement, the DEFY Classic has all the makings of the perfect daily companion. Making this modern icon even more outstanding is the DEFY Classic High Jewelry, with a titanium case set with brilliant cut-diamonds and baguette diamonds on the bezel. This bejewelled edition retains the signature Zenith blue touches throughout, from the dial to the rubber and alligator leather strap.

Adding a spectacular pop of colour to this holiday season is the DEFY Classic High Jewelry Rainbow, which is all about capturing the beauty of light in all its wavelengths. As white is the combination of all colours, it serves as the perfect backdrop for the rainbow effect on the DEFY Classic, with 48 unique baguette cut sapphires on the bezel arranged by colour graduation, complemented by brilliant white diamonds on the titanium case for the perfect scintillating touch.

These rare gem-set versions of the DEFY collection will make their way to Zenith boutiques and retailers around the world starting from October 2019.

Technical details

Model: Defy El Primero 21 High Jewelry
Reference: 22.9000.9004/71.R585

Movement
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: min. 50 hours
Special 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

Gemsetting
Carats: 5.00 cts
Case: 288 V VS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel: 44 V VS baguette-cut diamonds

Case
Diameter: 44 mm
Diameter opening: 35.5 mm
Thickness: 14.50 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Rose gold set with diamonds
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Strap
Black Rubber with brown alligator leather coating
Buckle: Gold & Titanium double folding clasp

Model: Defy El Primero 21 High Jewelry Rainbow
Reference: 22.9003.9004/72.R585

Movement
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: min. 50 hours
Special 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

Gemsetting
Carats: 5.00 cts
Case: 288 V VS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel: 44 V VS baguette-cut sapphires
Dial: 11 baguettes-cut sapphires

Case
Material: Rose gold full set
Diameter: 44 mm
Diameter opening: 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: 3 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: made out of 11 colored sapphires
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®

Strap
Black Rubber with brown alligator leather coating
Buckle: Gold & Titanium double folding clasp

Model: DEFY CLASSIC HIGH JEWELRY
Reference: 32.9001.670/78.R590

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic
Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)
Movement thickness: 3.88mm
Components: 187
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishing: Special oscillating weight with satin-brushed finishing

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

Gemsetting
Carats: 4.55 cts
Case: 288 V VS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel: 48 V VS baguette-cut diamonds

Case
Material: titanium
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
Water-resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Strap
White rubber strap with blue alligator leather coating
Buckle: Titanium double folding clasp

Model: Defy Classic High Jewelry Rainbow
Reference: 32.9002.670/71.R583

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic
Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)
Movement thickness: 3.88mm
Components: 187
Jewels: 27
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishing: Special oscillating weight with satin-brushed finishing

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

Gemsetting
Carats: 4.55 cts
Case: 288 V VS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel: 48 V VS baguette-cut sapphires

Case
Material: titanium
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
Water-resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
White open-worked
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Strap
White rubber strap with white “satin effect”
Buckle: Titanium double folding clasp

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