Zenith – DEFY 21 Black & White and DEFY Classic Black & White

Zenith expands their DEFY collection by launching Boutique-exclusive Black & White editions of DEFY 21 and DEFY Classic models.

These on-trend reinterpretations of the two most emblematic models in the DEFY collection emphasize their singularly bold architecture through heavily contrasting black and white tones put forth in an enticing manner.

DEFY 21 BLACK & WHITE

Featuring a matte micro-blasted black ceramic case in 44mm for the DEFY 21 and 41mm for the DEFY Classic, the muted finish enhances the sleek lines of the faceted case as it absorbs light rather than reflect it. The two emblematic DEFY pieces are paired with white ceramic bezels for a sharp contrast, giving way to the three dimensional dials of both models.

On the DEFY 21, a white 1/100th of a second scale and 30-minute chronograph counter appear to seemingly float above the blackened movement.

DEFY CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE

On the DEFY Classic, the ultra-modern open dial with a central star motif is given a similar treatment in this Boutique-exclusive edition, with a white flange ring and a blackened symmetrical open dial.

As the finishing touch, a black and white cordura-effect rubber strap completes the theme. For a more understated look, both editions of the DEFY Black & White also come with a second strap in textured black rubber.

The DEFY 21 Black & White and DEFY Classic Black & White are available exclusively at Zenith Boutiques and e-shop from August 31st2020.

Technical details

Model: DEFY 21 BLACK & WHITE
Reference: 49.9007.9004/11.R923

DEFY 21 BLACK & WHITE

Special features
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
TIME LAB Chronometer certified

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours

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
Material: Black matte Ceramic with white ceramic bezel
Diameter: 44mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

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

Strap
Black rubber with white “cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp with Black DLC coating

Price
13900 CHF

Model: DEFY CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE
Reference: 49.9005.670/11.R943

DEFY CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE

Special features
41mm Black Ceramic case
In house Elite skeletonised movement
Silicon escape-wheel and lever

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic.
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 48 hours

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

Case
Material: Black matte Ceramic with white ceramic bezel
Diameter: 41mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Black 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
Black rubber with white “cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp with Black DLC coating

Price
8400 CHF