In November 2020, Zenith unveiled an exclusive DEFY El Primero 21edition dedicated to its Dubai Mall boutique, the first stop in a travelling pop-up exhibition that brings together a selection of current Haute Horlogerie pieces as well as a selection of rare and sought-after pieces from the past decade.
For this special boutique edition of the DEFY El Primero 21, Zenith opted for tones of green – inside and out. Crafted in a light and robust titanium case, the DEFY 21 Dubai Mall edition features a green dial with white, red and black accents. The 1/100th of second automatic chronograph movement, visible through the partially open dial, is also finished in a metallic green tone – a first for Zenith.
Unlike the regular DEFY 21 that has open chronograph counters, the DEFY 21 Dubai Mall edition mixes tradition and modernity with closed counters, appearing as if floating above the open dial and movement.
Completing the green theme of this special DEFY 21 is a khaki green cordura-effect rubber strap. The watch also comes with a textured black rubber strap. The suggested retail price is 12900 CHF.
Model: Defy 21 Dubai Mall Edition
El Primero 9004, Automatic
Calibre: 14 ½“` (Diameter: 32mm)
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
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 – 50Hz)
Finishing: Khaki green colored main plate on movement + Special khaki green-colored oscillating weight with satined finishing
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/100th of a second
Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Material: Brushed titanium
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Open-worked with 3 green sub-dials
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium -plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Green “Cordura effect” rubber strap
Also available on black rubber bracelet
Titanium double folding clasp