Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Collection

Swiss watch brand Zenith presents DEFY 21 Spectrum collection. While brightly coloured dials have recently enjoyed a comeback in watchmaking, Zenith has taken an unexpected and novel approach in the DEFY 21 Spectrum series, by incorporating striking colours everywhere but the dial.

Whether it’s the coloured chronograph movements achieved through innovative pigmentation processes or the natural brilliance and hue of precious stones, the DEFY 21 Spectrum is a whole new take on vivid, kinetic vibrancy.

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Collection

Powering these timepieces is the El Primero 21, Zenith’s revolutionary 1/100th of a second chronograph calibre that beats at the astonishing rate of 50Hz (360’000 VpH). The fastest chronograph in production and the only one to accurately and legibly measure and display 1/100th of a second time measurements, the El Primero 21 elevates high-frequency chronometry to uncharted new heights. To express this exceptional mechanical prowess, Zenith has sought to visualize the notion of frequencies through colour and lights.

Aptly named Spectrum after the range of colours produced by the different wavelengths of visible light, this collection of dazzling DEFY 21 pieces consists of five models that take on different frequencies of visible light. The common element across these five models is the 44mm stainless steel case, which has been entirely embellished with 288 brilliant-cute white diamonds.

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Collection

Each version features a bezel set with 44 baguette-cut precious stones, with matching coloured movements and rubber straps: green tsavorites for the green edition, orange sapphires for the orange edition, blue sapphires for the blue edition, amethyst for the purple edition, and black spinels for the black edition.

Creating these exceptional feats of both advanced watchmaking and traditional gem-setting requires the laborious selection of stones of the same size, colour and VVS quality, then meticulously setting them into the metal by the hands of skilled artisans.

Each limited to 10 pieces, the DEFY 21 Spectrum collection is exclusively available at Zenith boutiques around the world.

Technical details

Collection: DEFY 21 SPECTRUM

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve min. 50 hours
Finishes: colored main plate on movement + colored oscillating weight with satined finishings
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement forthe Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50Hz)
Certified Chronometer

Functions
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

Models

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Orange, Reference: 32.9005.9004/05.R944

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Orange, Reference: 32.9005.9004/05.R944

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS orange baguette-cut sapphire
Carats ~5.00 cts
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

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

Bracelet
Black Rubber with Orange “Cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Blue, Reference: 32.9006.9004/06.R918

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Blue, Reference: 32.9006.9004/06.R918

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS blue baguette-cut sapphire
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

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

Bracelet
Black Rubber with Blue “Cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp

Price
34900 CHF

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Purple, Reference: 32.9007.9004/07.R922

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Purple, Reference: 32.9007.9004/07.R922

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS violet baguette-cut sapphire (Ametyst type)
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

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

Bracelet
Black rubber with ultraviolet “Cordura effect” rubber. Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Green, Reference: 32.9008.9004/08.R943

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Green, Reference: 32.9008.9004/08.R943

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS green baguette-cut sapphire (tsavorite type)
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

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

Bracelet
Black Rubber with green “Cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Black, Reference: 32.9009.9004/09.R921

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Black, Reference: 32.9009.9004/09.R921

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS black baguette-cut sapphire (Spinel type)
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

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

Bracelet
Black rubber with black “cordura effect” rubber & grey stitching
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF