Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Zenith expands its Defy 21 series by presenting a new model in cool tones of deep indigo and electric blue.

This timepieces with a Micro-blasted titanium case houses Zenith’s state-of-the-art 1/100th of a second chronograph self-winding movement. The El Primero 9004 automatic calibre beating inside this watch has two escapements: one for the watch and second one for the Chronograph. These escapements have the beating frequency of 5 Hz and 50 Hz respectively.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

The partially open dial of the Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue features slightly overlapping closed chronograph counters, finished in a grey tone matching the deep grey of the case with contrasting white markings for legibility.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

The vividly blue movement is accentuated by the DEFY 21’s uniquely avant-garde movement conception and design with open and angular bridges. A white-tipped central 1/100th of a second chronograph hand makes a complete revolution above the dial in one second.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Allowing the blue bridges of the movement to truly stand out while providing a more striking contrast, the faceted 44mm titanium case of the DEFY is given an entirely matte sandblasted finish, bringing out its darker metallic nuances and absorbing much of the light that hits its surface.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Complementing the tones of the open movement, the black rubber strap features a blue cordura-effect rubber insert with tone-matching stitching.

The DEFY 21 Ultrablue is available for purchase at Zenith Boutiques around the world as well as its regional online boutiques from March 2021.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Technical details

Model: DEFY 21 ULTRABLUE
Reference: 97.9001.9004/81.R946

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
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)
Chronometer certified.
Power reserve: min. 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

Movement finishes
Blue colored main plate on movement
Special blue colored oscillating weight with satined finishing

Case
Material: Micro-blasted titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM

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

Bracelet
Black rubber with ultra blue “cordura effect”
Micro-blasted titanium double folding clasp

Price
13400 CHF