Zenith DEFY Extreme

Unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2021 exhibition, the Zenith DEFY Extreme is a high-performance chronograph with superlative precision and ruggedness.

Zenith DEFY Extreme watch

The DEFY Extreme features a larger 45mm case with a water-resistance of 200 metres. Its sharper lines, more pronounced edges, and an overall silhouette exude robustness, resilience and a penchant for exploring new horizons. The design is reinforced by the addition of components protecting the pushers, and screw-down crown.

Zenith DEFY Extreme chronograph with Microblasted titanium case and bracelet

One of the DEFY Extreme’s most striking elements is the twelve-sided ring placed under the bezel that extends down to the twelve-sided case back; reminiscent of the DEFY A3642 from the 1960s and its faceted bezel. The interplay between materials and their finishes serves to add another dimension of modernity.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium case and rubber strap

The matte titanium and matte titanium with rose gold versions feature an entirely matte-finished microblasted surface for a monolithic look, while the titanium version with blue accents is finished to bring out the different facets of the metal with polished, satin-brushed and matte surfaces.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium case and velcro strap

The dial of the DEFY Extreme has been conceived in a way to enhance legibility while allowing a clear view of the groundbreaking 1/100th of a second chronograph calibre, with two escapements beating at 36’000 VpH for the timekeeping part and 360’000 VpH for the chronograph.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium case and bracelet

Consisting of a transparent sapphire crystal, the dial features applied oversized and slightly overlapping chronograph counters that emphasize volume and legibility.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium case and rubber strap

The hands as well as the applied hour markers are also extra-large and filled with copious amounts of Super-LumiNova guarantee readability in the darkest situations.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium case and velcro strap

And to further enhance the tonality of the watch and the depth of the movement, the movements are coloured galvanically to match and complement their sturdy exterior: Black for the matte titanium, blue for the polished titanium and gold for the titanium and rose gold.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold case and bracelet

Each DEFY Extreme comes with three different straps with quick strap-change mechanisms: A mircroblasted or polished and satin-brushed titanium bracelet, a rubber strap with a folding buckle matching the case and, a first for Zenith and the DEFY line, a Velcro®strap that can be easily and precisely adjusted on the go, with the textile material perfectly suited for any situation.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold case and rubber strap

The retail price range of Zenith Defy Extreme is 17,900 CHF to 21,900 CHF.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold case and velcro strap

Technical details

Collection: DEFY EXTREME

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
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 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

DEFY EXTREME, Reference: 97.9100.9004/02.I001

Movement finishes
Black colored main plate on movement + Special black colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Case
Material: Microblasted titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three black-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a rubber strap and a Velcro® strap

Price
17,900 CHF

DEFY EXTREME, Reference: 95.9100.9004/01.I001

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

Case
Material: Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three 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
Microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a rubber strap and a Velcro® strap

Price
17,900 CHF

DEFY EXTREME, Reference: 87.9100.9004/03.I001

Movement Finishes
Gold colored main plate on movement + Special gold colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Case
Material: Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three black-coloured counters
Hour markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a rubber strap and a Velcro® strap

Price
21,900 CHF