The Zenith DEFY Extreme collection also includes a series of evocative special editions that integrate natural stones within the ruggedness of the toughest 1/100th of a second chronograph around.
Following the ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert launched in 2021, the iconic Swiss manufacture presents the DEFY Extreme Glacier watch inspired by inspired by frozen barren landscapes.
An integral part of the titanium case, the component that protects the pushers as well as the dodecagonal bezel are crafted from chalcedony, a crystalline semi-translucent stone with a pale blue hue that evokes the frozen glaciers. Meticulously cut and polished by hand, each stone is different and exhibits slightly different colours and fibrous structures, making each of the 50 examples of the DEFY Extreme Glacier essentially a unique piece.
The open dial of the DEFY Extreme Glacier reveals the inner workings of the innovative and singular El Primero 1/100th of a second automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre and its two regulating organs beating at 50Hz for the chronograph and 5Hz for the timekeeping.
The chronograph counters are made in transparent sapphire crystal that’s given a frosted finish, recalling a layer of ice that allows light to pass through.
This timepiece is provided with additional black Velcro and white rubber straps, which can be easily swapped with the titanium bracelet using the quick strap-change mechanism on the back of the case.
The DEFY Extreme Glacier is made in a limited edition of 50 pieces, available exclusively at ZENITH physical and online boutiques.
Model: Zenith Defy Extreme Glacier
El Primero 9004, automatic
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 for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 60 hours
Finishes: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings
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
Material: Brushed Titanium & Calcedony
Case diameter: 45 mm
Pusher’s protectors & bezel made of Calcedony
Water resistance: 20 ATM
Tinted sapphire with three silver-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Brushed titanium bracelet
Full Interchangeable strap system
2 straps included: 1 White Rubber with folding buckle & 1 Velcro
Titanium Triple folding clasp