Zenith DEFY Skyline Boutique Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand ZENITH presents the first boutique-exclusive edition of the DEFY Skyline collection.

The new 41mm DEFY Skyline steel watch with a dodecagonal bezel takes inspiration from the earliest DEFY wristwatches from 1969.

The DEFY Skyline Boutique Edition comes with a radiant anthracite dial, engraved with a rose gold motif and set with rose gold hands and hour markers.

The dial design evokes a constellation of golden stars twinkling against the night sky. To achieve this dazzling effect, the four-pointed stars, recalling the ZENITH emblem found in past references, are first engraved on the dial, and then plated with rose gold.

Powered by the El Primero 3620 automatic high-frequency calibre, the DEFY Skyline features a unique running 1/10th of a second indicator that’s driven directly from the 5Hz escapement.

Built with a similar architecture as the El Primero 3600 1/10th of a second chronograph, this automatic manufacture movement visible through the sapphire display back and is also endowed with a stop-second mechanism for precise time-setting. The efficient automatic winding mechanism with bi-directional rotor with a futuristic star motif delivers a power reserve of approximately 60 hours.

The Zenith DEFY Skyline Boutique Edition watch is delivered on a steel bracelet with a satin-brushed surface with chamfered and polished edges, seamlessly following the contours of the angular case.

A black rubber strap with a starry sky pattern is also provided with a steel folding clasp and can be easily swapped without any tools using the DEFY case’s ingenious quick strap-change mechanism consisting of secure buttons on the back.

The DEFY Skyline Boutique Edition will be available exclusively from ZENITH physical and online boutiques around the world.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Defy Skyline Boutique Edition
Reference 03.9300.3620/02.I001

Movement
El Primero 3620
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 60 hours
Silicon escape-wheel and lever
Finishes: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings.

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
1/10th of a second indication at 9 o’clock
Date indication at 3 o’clock

Case
Material: Stainless steel
Case diameter: 41mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Slate-grey-toned sunray-patterned
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp
Comes with a black rubber strap with starry sky pattern and folding clasp

Price
8,900 CHF