Zenith Friend of the Brand Patrick Mouratoglou is one of the most influential and outspoken coaches in the tennis; training some of the greatest tennis players.
Now, Mouratoglou has formulated his own tennis league, in a totally new and innovative format that seeks to appeal to a younger, more inclusive demographic while emphasizing the sense of entertainment in the sport. Dubbed the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, the tournament was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of bringing tennis to the masses in an unprecedented format that features a lighter code of conduct, where players can bring out more of their personalities on the court. Zenith is supporting Patrick Mouratoglou in his new endeavour.
To celebrate the debut Ultimate Tennis Showdown tournament and the brand’s close association with Patrick Mouratoglou, Zenith presents DEFY 21 Patrick Mouratoglou edition, a special rendition of its 1/100th of a second chronograph.
The DEFY 21 Patrick Mouratoglou edition features a case and bezel crafted in light yet robust carbon, a composite material used in professional tennis rackets, the sleek and sporty chronograph style and performance are not mutually exclusive.
The partially open dial with closed chronograph counters are treated in a blue tone, matching the tennis courts of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown tournament. Touches of yellow are applied in the same tone as the ubiquitous tennis ball.
For some words of wisdom from the coach himself, the rim of the carbon bezel is engraved and filled in luminescent pigments with a motto Patrick Mouratoglou lives by: “Little details make big difference”.
A limited edition of just 50 pieces, the collaborative DEFY 21 Patrick Mouratoglou edition is slated for a commercial release in November 2020 at Zenith Boutiques around the world as well as the Zenith Online Boutique. Those interested can sign up to receive an alert as soon as the watch is available to purchase online.
The winner of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown will be awarded the watch as a commemorative prize. And for the 50 lucky owners of the watch, they will receive the exclusive opportunity to spend one night at the Mouratoglou Academy in the south of France and enjoy a one-on-one training session with Patrick Mouratoglou.
Model: Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours
Blue colored main plate on movement and rotor
1/100th of a second chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
TIME LAB Chronometer certified
Hours and minutes in the centre
1/100th of a second chronograph with yellow dots recalling tennis balls
Central chronograph hand – one turn per second
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
60-second counter at 6 o’clock with “M” Mouratoglou logo
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Material: Black carbon case and bezel. Bezel filled with SLN
Bezel adorned with Patrick Mouratoglou’s motto: “Little details make big difference”
This sentence is engraved and filled with SuperLuminova
Pushers and crown in black carbon
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Black with 3 blue colored counters inspired from tennis court.
Touch of yellow on the hand of the 6 o’clock counter and on power reserve indication.
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN
Black rubber with blue “Cordura effect”
Titanium double folding clasp with black carbon head
Limited edition of 50 units