Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

ZENITH presents its most advanced and complicated chronograph movement to date – equipped with two independent tourbillon mechanisms – to the DEFY Extreme line. For the first time, this exceptional 1/100th of a second high-frequency chronograph movement will join the DEFY Extreme core collection in two serially produced references.

Constructed like no other chronograph movement, it is equipped with two independent tourbillons completing rotations in 60 seconds for the time-keeping tourbillon and 5 seconds for the chronograph’s tourbillon, making it among the fastest tourbillons ever made, as well as the only 1/100th of a second chronograph, beating at the phenomenal rate of 360’000 VpH.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

Perfectly suitable for housing such an intricate and complex movement, the Zenith DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon’s angular and robust case measures 45mm wide and is available in two executions.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

The first is crafted entirely in titanium with a mix of satin-brushed, polished and matte surfaces including the bracelet, while the second is done in carbon fiber with sandblasted matte rose gold twelve-sided bezel and pusher protectors on a black textured rubber strap.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

Its open dial, with applied chronograph counters and tinted transparent sapphire elements, allows for an unobstructed view of the groundbreaking movement and its two tourbillon mechanisms with star-shaped cages.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

The movement’s open and satin-brushed bridges are coated in a layer of black PVD. Then, the edges of those bridges are highlighted in rose gold color, revealing the geometric forms of the bridges in a true departure from traditional watchmaking decoration techniques.

Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon movement

The DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon will be available from physical and online Zenith boutiques around as well as official retailers around the world.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

Reference: 12.9100.9020/78.I200

Case
Material: Black Carbon & 18-ct rose gold
Case diameter: 45 mm
Water-resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hour markers]
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hands]

Strap
Black Rubber with microblasted titanium triple folding clasp
Additional strap: Velcro

Price
79,000

Reference: 95.9100.9020/78.I001

Case
Diameter: 45 mm
Material: Brushed titanium
Water-resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hour markers]
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1 [Hands]

Bracelet
Titanium bracelet with titanium folding clasp

Price
69,000

Movement and functions

Movement
El Primero 9020
1/100th of a second Double Tourbillon Chronograph movement
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours for the watch / 50 min for the chronograph
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH / 5 Hz – cage makes a turn in 60 second)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH / 50 Hz – cage makes a turn in 5 second)
Certified Chronometer

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centr
Double Tourbillon
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
Finishes: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings