During the inauguration of its first boutique in Cyprus, Swiss luxury watch brand ZENITH presented the blue DEFY Skyline Sapphire, its latest boutique-exclusive edition.
A modern successor to the very first ZENITH DEFY wristwatch model from 1969, the DEFY Skyline seamlessly merges the past and present with bold architectural lines and unwavering robustness that have become hallmarks of the line.
While deep blue tones inspired by the starry night sky have become a signature of many ZENITH Boutique Editions, the DEFY Skyline Sapphire doubles down with brilliant gem-setting. The steel dodecagonal bezel is set with 45 baguette-cut blue sapphires, further embellishing the metallic blue dial with a four-pointed star geometric pattern.
It comes on an integrated steel bracelet, with a blue patterned rubber strap also provided to make the most of the case’s ingenious quick strap-change mechanism that requires no tools.
The DEFY Skyline Sapphire in 41mm is powered by the El Primero 3620 automatic high-frequency calibre, featuring a 1/10th of a second indicator that’s driven directly from the 5Hz escapement. It features a power reserve of approximately 60 hours and is endowed with a stop-second mechanism for precise time-setting.
The DEFY Skyline Sapphire is available exclusively from ZENITH physical and online boutiques around the world.
Model: ZENITH DEFY Skyline Sapphire Boutique Edition, Reference 16.9300.3620/51.I001
El Primero 3620
Frequency: 36’000 VpH – 5Hz
Silicon escape-wheel and lever
Power reserve: approximately 60 hours
Finishes: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings.
Hours and minutes in the centre
1/10th of a second indication at 9 o’clock
Date indication at 3 o’clock
Material: Stainless steel with blue baguette sapphires-set bezel
Crystal: Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Blue-toned sunray starry sky pattern
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp