Zenith DEFY Collection – DEFY Midnight Sunset and DEFY Midnight Borealis

Introduced in 2020,  Zenith DEFY Midnight is fashionable wristwatch collection dedicated to free-spirited, dream-chasing women. A new addition to the iconic DEFY series, this new range is comprised of versatile sporty-chic timepieces with a distinctly cosmic design.

This year, the collection welcomes two new additions inspired by the starry night sky and some of its ephemeral yet endlessly captivating phenomenon. The new models are: DEFY Midnight Sunset and DEFY Midnight Borealis.

Zenith DEFY Collection - DEFY Midnight Sunset and DEFY Midnight Borealis

Housed in a 36mm stainless steel case embellished with brilliant cut white diamonds on the bezel, these two vibrant versions reinterpret traditional craftsmanship in new and unprecedented form. Endowed with guilloché engraved dials with a radiant wave pattern, like rays of light emanating from the sole applied star near the top of the dial, the dials offer a fresh take on the ancestral art form in an unexpected and visually striking manner.

In the DEFY Midnight Sunset, the dial seamlessly transitions from warm red to a deep yellow tone in a perfect gradient of colours that recalls the beautiful shade of the sky during twilight.

Zenith Defy Midnight sunset watch

The Zenith DEFY Midnight Borealis watch evokes the captivating northern lights phenomenon (aurora borealis) witnessed around the Arctic Circle. It features a midnight blue dial that gradually shifts to a bright emerald green towards to bottom.

Zenith DEFY Midnight Borealis watch

In both models, white diamonds are applied on every hour marker, except at 3 o’clock where the date window is placed.

Visible through the sapphire case back, the automatic Elite 670 automatic manufacture calibre provides a power reserve of 50 hours. A star-shaped oscillating mass adds a celestial touch to the movement.

One of the features that makes the DEFY Midnightso versatile and easily adaptable to any situation and outfit is its quick strap-change mechanism, allowing the integrated stainless steel bracelet to be easily swapped with any of the three supplied leather, textile and rubber straps without requiring any tools. The DEFY Midnight is delivered in a special box that doubles as a storage case for precious items and includes three additional coloured straps and an interchangeable folding buckle.

In partnership with Nona Source, a start-up incubated by LVMH, Zenith is also offering a new line of stylish yet environment-friendly watch straps. They are made of deadstock fabrics from the group’s most prestigious Fashion & Leather Goods Maisons that are upcycled and transformed into lavish straps in a wide array of textiles and colours.

Available at all Zenith boutiques and authorized retailers around the world, the DEFY Midnight Sunset & Borealis are compelling additions to the ultra-modern and confidently feminine collection of watches for women seeking something visually outstanding yet easily wearable.

Technical details

Collection: Zenith Defy Midnight

Model: Zenith Defy Midnight Sunset
Reference: 16.9200.670/33.MI001

Zenith Defy Midnight Sunset watch

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand
Date indication at 3 o’clock

Gem-setting
Carats 1.48 cts, Bezel 44 VS brilliant-cut diamonds, Dial 11 VS brilliant-cut diamonds

Case
Material: Stainless steel with diamond-set bezel
Diameter: 36 mm
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Red to yellow gradient &guilloché
Hour-markers: Diamond hour-markers
Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted, coated with Super-Luminova SLN C1

Bracelet/strap
Stainless steel with interchangeable strap system
Strap box included: 3 different colors straps + an interchangeable folding buckle

Price
11,400 CHF

Model: Zenith Defy Midnight Borealis
Reference: 16.9200.670/34.MI001

Zenith DEFY Midnight Borealis watch

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand
Date indication at 3 o’clock

Case
Material: Stainless steel with diamond-set bezel
Diameter: 36 mm
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Blue to green gradient & guilloché
Hour-markers: Diamond hour-markers
Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted, coated with Super-Luminova SLN C1

Bracelet/ strap
Stainless steel bracelet with interchangeable strap system
Strap box included: 3 different colors straps + an interchangeable folding buckle

Gem-setting
Carats 1.48 cts, Bezel 44 VS brilliant-cut diamonds, Dial 11 VS brilliant-cut diamonds

Price
11,400 CHF