ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Zenith offers the first special edition of its most rugged chronograph to date, the DEFY Extreme Desert.

For this first special edition of the rugged DEFY Extreme, Zenith has stepped out onto uncharted territories, resulting in a piece that’s as much precision watchmaking as it is a wearable piece of art.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Inspired by the wild and barren desert landscapes, the DEFY Extreme Desert represents a more artistic reimagining of the monolithic 1/100th of a second chronograph, and the first in a developing series of DEFY EXTREME models inspired by extreme environments.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Crafted in a titanium case, the Defy Extreme Desert evokes the endless sandy horizon in a singular and unprecedented manner.

The component that protects the pushers as well as the dodecagonal bezel are crafted from falcon’s eye, a blue-grey opaque macro-crystalline quartz gemstone that’s named after the bird-of-prey that has accompanied desert nomads for centuries, soaring high above the horizon and symbolizing determination and endurance. When polished, the stone evokes a mirage of an oasis in the scorching desert heat.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

The hand-working of such an exotic gemstone into an integral part of the complex case’s structure is something that has never been attempted before in any watch. And as each stone is different and exhibits slightly different colours and fibrous structures, each of the 50 DEFY Extreme Desert watches is essentially a unique piece.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

The open dial of the DEFY Extreme Desert reveals the inner workings of the El Primero 21 movement beneath, topped by a tinted sapphire crystal for the counters and power reserve indicator in a warm beige-brown hue, complemented by beige luminescent markers and hands as well as applied chronograph counters in a matching tone.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

Completing the look of this conceptual piece are the supplied durable black Velcro strap and beige rubber strap, which can be easily swapped with the titanium bracelet using the quick strap-change mechanism on the back of the case.

ZENITH DEFY Extreme Desert Limited Edition

The DEFY Extreme Desert is available now at all Zenith boutiques around the world as well its online shop.

Technical details

Model: Defy Extreme Desert Edition
Reference: 95.9200.9004/77.I204

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
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 – 50Hz),
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Black colored main plate on movement + Special black colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Functions
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

Case
Material: Brushed titanium & falcon’s eye gemstone
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three beige-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Superluminova
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Superluminova

Bracelet
Titanium triple folding clasp and microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a beige rubber strap and a black Velcro® strap

Certification
Certified Chronometer

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces

Price
21,900 CHF

Zenith X Time+Tide Defy Classic Skeleton “Night Surfer” Limited Edition

Zenith presents the limited series Defy Classic Skeleton “Night Surfer” in collaboration with Time+Tide, one of the world’s leading publishers of watch content. This special edition model evokes Australia’s coastal lifestyle.

Zenith X Time+Tide Defy Classic Skeleton “Night Surfer” Limited Edition

Australia is one of the world’s premier surfing destinations. Millions of Australians take pleasure in surfing and Night Surfers are those, who surf after sunset. The gradient blue skeleton dial with the Super-LumiNova® treated Zenith star logo evokes the skies of Australian coasts during the sunset.

Zenith X Time+Tide Defy Classic Skeleton “Night Surfer” Limited Edition

Made of Micro-blasted titanium, this 41mm diameter timepiece features a desaturated matt black bezel. It is the first Zenith Defy Classic model to be fitted on a micro-blasted titanium bracelet. It is also the first Zenith model to have a Zenith star logo comprised of solid Super-LumiNova®. Moreover, it is the first Defy Classic Skeleton with a gradient dial and a luminous date frame.

Zenith X Time+Tide Defy Classic Skeleton “Night Surfer” Limited Edition

Rated for 100 metres water-resistance, the watch features an exhibition caseback offering a view of the Elite 670SK calibre. The Zenith Defy Classic Skeleton “Night Surfer” will be limited to 100 pieces, with 50 pieces allocated to Time+Tide and 50 pieces for Zenith boutiques around the world.

Zenith X Time+Tide Defy Classic Skeleton “Night Surfer” Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: DEFY CLASSICNIGHT SURFER
Reference: 97.9000.670/26.M9000

Movement
Elite 670 SK automatic skeletonised movement
Frequency: 28,800 VPH (4 Hz)
Silicon escape-wheel and lever
Power reserve min. 50 hours
Special oscillating weight with satined finishing

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand
Date indication at 6 o’clock

Case
Material: Micro-blasted titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 10.75 mm

Dial
Open-worked dial
Applied star logo in SuperLuminova
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Micro-blasted Titanium bracelet

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces: 50 pieces for Zenith Boutiques and at http://www.zenith-watches.com in the US, 50 pieces for Time+Tide

Price
8,900 CHF

Zenith Defy Midnight Pink Ribbon Edition

Pink Ribbon Switzerland is a charitable organization that spreads awareness about the breast cancer and the importance of early detection through various activities and fundraising initiative.

This year, the 11th annual Pink Ribbon breast cancer gala will take place at the Dolder Grand Hotel. A silent auction will be held during the gala dinner, where several one-off items will be sold to help finance breast cancer studies for young patients of the “International Breast Cancer Study Group”, one of the few research projects that focuses on early detection of a breast cancer in a younger demographic of women.

Zenith Defy Midnight Pink Ribbon Edition

The DEFY Midnight Pink Ribbon edition watch by Zenith is a unique piece created exclusively for the Pink Ribbon gala.

The DEFY Midnight is crafted in a 36mm steel case with contemporary sleek lines. This one-off piece features a glossy pink dial, with a vertical gradient effect that darkens from the bottom to the top.

Embellished with stars and diamond hour-markers, the dial evokes the break of dawn. Further enriching the dial, the bezel is set with 44 pink sapphires of varying colours that are arranged to match the gradient effect of the dial.

Zenith Defy Midnight Pink Ribbon Edition

Like all DEFY Midnight pieces, the Pink Ribbon unique piece comes with a steel bracelet as well as a white rubber strap with pink leather and a black rubber strap with a velvet effect, which can easily be interchanged using the quick strap-change mechanism integrated in the case.

Technical details

Model: DEFY MIDNIGHT Reference: 16.9201.670/10.MI001

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: 36mm
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Gem-setting
Carats 1.9 cts total, Bezel 44 VS brilliant-cut pink gradient sapphires, Dial 11 VS brilliant-cut diamonds

Dial
Gradient pink dial with starry sky pattern
Hour-markers: Diamond hour-markers
Hands: Rhodium-plated and faceted, coated with Super-Luminova SLN

Bracelet & Buckle
Stainless steel with interchangeable strap system
Comes with 2 additional straps: a white rubber strap covered in pink leather and a black rubber strap covered in a velvet effect

Edition
Unique piece

Price estimate
13,900-15,900 CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Original E-commerce Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith presents its second exclusive online boutique creation, the Chronomaster Original E-commerce edition.

Launched earlier this summer, the new Chronomaster Original reinterprets the iconic A386 steel El Primero reference from 1969 with the latest generation of the acclaimed automatic chronograph calibre.

Its 38mm bezel-less steel case retains the same proportions as the original, along with the pump-style pushers and raised glass “box”. Beating at the high frequency of 5Hz (36’000 VpH), the El Primero 3600 is a redesigned evolution of the original that allows for a 1/10th of a second chronograph function as well as an extended power reserve of 60 hours.

Zenith Chronomaster Original E-commerce Edition

One of the most distinguishable features of the Chronomaster Original and the A386 that came before is the tri-colour dial. The dial of this online-exclusive Chronomaster Original goes even further chromatically to celebrate the tri-colour theme.

Surrounding the main portion of the dial is split into three sections that take on the same shades of grey and blue as the chronograph counters. The scale surrounding the dial is a historical feature of the A386 that has been cleverly readapted to the Chronomaster Original.

Zenith Chronomaster Original E-commerce Edition

Beyond simply adding a vibrant touch of colour to the dial, the division of the scale into three distinct portions in the E-Commerce edition simplifies reading the 1/10th of a second scale. It is for the first time that another part of the dial besides the chronograph counters are fashioned in the three colours that are linked to the El Primero.

Zenith Chronomaster Original E-commerce Edition

Evoking the tricolor theme, the strap is made of dark grey nubuck leather matching the chronograph’s minute counter at 6 o’clock of the dial, while a looped stitch is done in blue on the right side matching the chronograph’s second counter at 3 0’clock, and a light grey stitch on the left side matching the running seconds register.

The Chronomaster Original E-commerce edition is delivered in a special watch box that looks like a coffee table book, depicting a 2D drawing of the watch on the cover. Inside the box, buyers will also discover three different postcards fashioned in the signature shades of grey and blue depict the watch in a minimalist flat style.

Zenith Chronomaster Original E-commerce Edition

The Chronomaster Original E-commerce edition is available as of now exclusively on the Zenith online boutique.

Technical details

Model: Chronomaster Original E-commerce
Reference: 03.3200.3600/34.C869

Movement
El Primero 3600 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
Stop-second mechanism

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60 minute counter at six o’clock, 60 second counter at three o’clock
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Diameter: 38 mm
Material: stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Caseback: sapphire crystal

Dial
White-lacquered dial with three different colored counters & special 1/10th of a second scale divided in three colors
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Bracelet
Grey calfskin leather with special stitchings and stainless steel triple folding clasp.

Price
8400 CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition

To celebrate the opening of its Manufacture boutique in Le Locle, Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith introduces its latest boutique-exclusive special edition, the Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition. It is one and only Zenith boutique in Switzerland.

This special edition combines the instantly recognizable and lauded design codes of the earliest El Primero steel chronographs from 1969 with the iconic automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre’s latest iteration that measures and displays elapsed time in 1/10th fractions of a second.

Zenith Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition

This Boutique Edition boasts a striking blue dial, paired with silver chronograph registers for a historically inspired yet totally original look..

The watch comes fitted on a steel bracelet with a retail price of 8,900 CHF. The version with blue calfskin leather strap costs 8,400 CHF. The Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition is available at all Zenith boutiques around the world as well its online shop.

Technical details

Model: Zenith Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition
Reference: 03.3200.3600/51.M3200

Zenith Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition

Movement
El Primero 3600 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
Date indication at 4:30
Stop-second mechanism

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter at six o’clock, 60 second counter at three o’clock

Case
38-mm
Material: stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Caseback: sapphire crystal

Dial
Blue-toned with silver-toned counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet and stainless steel double folding clasp.

Price
8,900 CHF

Model: Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition
Reference: 03.3200.3600/51.C902

Zenith Chronomaster Original Boutique Edition

Movement
El Primero 3600 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
Date indication at 4:30
Stop-second mechanism

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter at six o’clock, 60 second counter at three o’clock

Case
38-mm
Material: stainless steel
Caseback: sapphire crystal

Dial
Blue-toned with silver-toned counters
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Bracelet
Blue calfskin leather strap with stainless steel triple folding clasp

Price
8,400 CHF

ZENITH & FELIPE PANTONE DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece

A fervent supporter of the Only Watch auction since its very first edition in 2005, Zenith presents this time a unique piece of the DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon, the Manufacture’s most advanced and complex chronograph to date.

For its 9th consecutive contribution to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, Zenith brought acclaimed op artist Felipe Pantone onboard to take the codes from their highly acclaimed collaborative DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone and push the chromatic concept even further.

Extremely complex and highly technical, the DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon watch incorporates two independent regulating tourbillons operating at 5Hz for the timekeeping function of the movement and 50Hz for the 1/100th of a second chronograph, which rotate at rates of 60 seconds and 5 seconds respectively.

ZENITH & FELIPE PANTONE DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece

In the unique DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021, Felipe Pantone translated his acclaimed design language to the movement’s decoration as well as the open dial.

Using the principal of interference colours, the coating on the bridges reflects a gradient of metallic rainbow tones, marking the first time the innovative three-dimensional PVD with silicon particles as a surface treatment on a tourbillon chronograph movement to produce a spectrum of perfectly transitioning colours.

The entire movement is fixed within a metal container that is also given the same rainbow effect. The case back view also delights with the same rainbow PVD coating on the bridges, where “Unique Piece” is engraved on one of them under the blackened star-shaped winding rotor.

Allowing as much light as possible onto the vividly coloured inner workings of this mechanical marvel, Zenith opted for a case made entirely of transparent sapphire crystal for the first time in the Defy collection. Adored for its crystal-clear transparency and extreme hardness, synthetic sapphire requires a long series of painstaking processes to reach its final form – from precisely moulding the highly three-dimensional elements to finishing and polishing them to perfection.

On the dial side, the central hour and minute hands take on a distorted look resembling lightning bolts, a recurring element in Pantone’s work. Like the movement, a rainbow gradient of colours in PVD is applied onto the hands, while each of the applied hour markers is filled with a different colour. The moiré optical effect on the dial was produced by thin alternating white and black using fine laser-engraving and precise lacquering techniques.

The DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 comes in a special box resembling an art book, as well as an original signed artwork by Felipe Pantone. Titled “Optichromie 135 Z”, this enamel and UV paint on aluminium painting in the artist’s signature style measures 170x120cm and is in fact the artwork that Pantone created for Zenith, which was then miniaturized and reproduced for the DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone edition’s packaging.

The DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 unique piece will be auctioned by Christie’s in Geneva on November 6th 2021, with all proceeds from the sale benefitting the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathie.

Technical details

Model: Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Felipe Pantone Unique Piece
Reference: 04.9001.9020.46.R782

Movement
El Primero 9020 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours
1/100th of a second Double Tourbillon Chronograph movement
1 Tourbillon escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 Tourbillon escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50Hz)
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand
Certified Chronometer

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Double Tourbillon: 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)
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

Movement finishes
“Rainbow” PVD-coated bridges + Black laser engraved main plate on movement and special oscillating weight

Case
Material: Sapphire
Diameter: 46mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with rainbow finishing
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with “Rainbow” varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and “Rainbow” PVD coated

Bracelet
Black rubber, titanium double folding clasp

Price estimate
200’000-220’000 CHF

Zenith Welcomes Xiao Zhan as Its Newest Brand Ambassador

Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith has appointed sensational Chinese actor and singer Xiao Zhanas its newest brand ambassador.

The acclaimed actor and singer is an inspiration and role model to countless youth in and out of China, where he is often the top-ranking and most engaging celebrity on platforms such as Weibo. He sets an example by striving for achievement and giving back to worthy causes, such as donating medical equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zenith Welcomes Xiao Zhan as Its Newest Brand Ambassador

Whether it’s his acting career or his ongoing musical projects, Xiao Zhan addresses every challenge with positivity and perseverance to constantly push himself. His faith, passion and drive have catapulted him to becoming a highly regarded and influential voice in Chinese popular culture. Xiao Zhan is always looking for new challenges to broaden his scope as an actor and sharpen his skills.

It is this spirit of constantly seeking to outperform oneself and break boundaries to reach new stars that make him the perfect ambassador for Zenith and its “Time To Reach Your Star” motto. This is also embodied by the DEFY Extreme collection that combines industry-leading performance and precision into a resolutely modern package, made for exploring unknown horizons and charting one’s own path.

Discussing the partnership, Zenith CEO Julien Tornare said: “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Xiao Zhan to the Zenith family. Undaunted by challenges, he has always pushed himself in his career, and the same can be said for Zenith. Breaking down boundaries to forge ahead, Zenith will partner with its new brand ambassador Xiao Zhan to embrace the future together with the spirit of Time To Reach Your Star.”

Xiao also shared: “It is my pleasure to be the Brand Ambassador of Zenith, a brand possessing ahistory spanning over 150 years. We both share a drive to always do better; to always deliver more out of ourselves and break boundaries. It is the devotion and persistence on excellence in watchmaking that drives Zenith to unceasingly surpass itself, just like I try to do in all my endeavors. Together with Zenith, I will continue to pursue my dream– against all odds.”

Zenith Chronomaster Original

Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith expands its automatic chronograph product range by launching the Chronomaster Original.

Zenith Chronomaster Original  automatic chronograph collection 2021

Not many watches have been as influential and truly iconic as the Zenith A386. Introduced in 1969, it was one of the first steel watches to be equipped with the revolutionary El Primero calibre – the world’s first automatic high-frequency integrated chronograph movement.

Over 50 years later, the El Primero remains the benchmark of precision among automatic chronograph movements, giving way to new versions and iterations in a constant evolution of technology and performance.

While Zenith has paid tribute to many of its emblematic historical references, including gold versions of the A386 in its Chronomaster Revival collection that debuted during the El Primero’s 50th anniversary.

Zenith Chronomaster Original stainless steel chronograph

But beyond a contemporary reinterpretation of this iconic chronograph, Zenith has gone a step further with the Chronomaster Original. It masterfully retains the singular and enduringly relevant design of the A386 while packing the performance of the modern version of the El Primero boasting 1/10th of a second precision and time measurement.

Zenith Chronomaster Original rose gold chronograph

Upon a first glance, the Chronomaster Original, and the A386 it’s based on, appear nearly identical. The 38mm round bezel-less steel case with a raised and domed crystal, the pump-style chronograph pushers, the faceted lugs and the mix of radial brushed and polished surfaces throughout are indistinguishable between the past and present models.

The steel bracelet has been reimagined, foregoing the open “ladder” design of the 1960s for solid links that are sumptuously chamfered and decorated in the same fashion as the case.

Zenith Chronomaster Original automatic chronograph stainless steel version

The Chronomaster Original’s distinctive dial design highlights the emblematic tri-colour chronograph registers in shades of grey and blue, the trapezoid date window at 04:30 and the red chronograph second hand.

The black inner scale surrounding the dial of the A386, once used to calculate time spent working using a 1/100th of an hour time division system, finds a new purpose in the Chronomaster Original, with its 1/10th of a second chronograph hand making a rotation around the dial in 10 seconds, totalling 100 measurable time units.

Zenith Chronomaster Original automatic chronograph rose gold

Substituting the tachymeter scale on the outer circumference on the dial, a 1/10th of a second chronograph scale takes its place, allowing for the measurement and reading of elapsed time in precise fractions of a second.

And for instantaneous, precise reading of the 10th of a second, the paddle-shaped seconds hand of the original A386 has been replaced with a straight, red-lacquered hand. The logo has also been updated to the more contemporary script Zenith uses today.

The Chronomaster Original is equipped with the latest version of the El Primero calibre, dubbed the El Primero 3600. With its high frequency of 5 Hz (36’000 VpH), the movement is able to precisely offer a true 1/10th of second indication. It comes with an extended power reserve of 60 hours.

Zenith Chronomaster Original case back view

Visible through the sapphire display back, the new architecture features a sleeker and more open design, revealing a blue column wheel and open rotor marked with the five-pointed star Zenith.

Apart from the signature steel with tri-colour dial configuration, the Chronomaster Original is available in two other versions: A steel case with a “reverse panda” black dial with silver chronograph registers, and an 18k rose gold version with the tri-colour dial.

The Chronomaster Original collection is available now at Zenith Boutiques, e-commerce and authorized retailers around the world.

Technical details

Key points
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second
Increased power reserve of 60 hours
Date indication at 4:30
Stop-second mechanism

Movement
El Primero 3600 Automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 60 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60 minute counter at six o’clock, 60 second counter at three o’clock.

Models

Chronomaster Original, Reference: 03.3200.3600/69.M3200

Zenith Chronomaster Original stainless steel model with silver dial and stainless steel bracelet

Case
38-mm
Material: stainless steel
Caseback: sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Silver with three-colors sub dials signature
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Bracelet & Buckle
Stainless steel bracelet and stainless steel double folding clasp

Price
8,900 CHF

Chronomaster Original, Reference: 03.3200.3600/69.C902

Zenith Chronomaster Original stainless steel model with silver dial and blue calfskin strap

Case
38-mm
Material: stainless steel
Caseback: sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Silver with three-colors sub dials signature
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Bracelet & Buckle
Blue calfskin strap with stainless steel triple folding clasp

Price
8,400 CHF

Chronomaster Original, Reference: 03.3200.3600/21.M3200

Zenith Chronomaster Original stainless steel model with matte black dial, silver toned counters and Stainless steel bracelet

Case
38-mm
Material: stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Caseback: sapphire crystal

Dial
Black matte with silver-toned counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN

Bracelet & Buckle
Stainless steel bracelet and stainless steel double folding clasp

Price
8,900 CHF

Chronomaster Original, Reference: 03.3200.3600/21.C903

Zenith Chronomaster Original stainless steel model with matte black dial, silver toned counters and Beige calfskin strap

Case
38-mm
Material: stainless steel
Caseback: sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Black matte with silver-toned counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN

Bracelet & Buckle
Beige calfskin strap with stainless steel triple folding clasp

Price
8,400 CHF

Chronomaster Original, Reference: 18.3200.3600/69.C901

Zenith Chronomaster Original 18 carat rose gold model with silver dial

Case
38-mm
Material: 18-ct Rose gold
Caseback: sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Silver with three-colors sub dials signature
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Bracelet & Buckle
Brown calfskin strap with rose gold triple folding clasp

Price
18,900 CHF

Zenith Opens the Doors to Its Newly Revamped Shanghai and Paris Le Bon Marché Boutiques with Two Exclusive Zenith Icons Collections

Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith is continuing its revamping of existing boutiques and opening of new to roll-out its new design concept around the world.

After the opening of its redesigned Ginza boutique, Zenith now welcomes clients at its freshly refurbished boutiques in Shanghai and Paris to step into the brand’s universe and browse the full range of its watches and exclusive editions.

Visitors will be able to discover a different ZENITH ICONS thematic capsule collection of vintage watches at each boutique, which vary in terms of the offering as well as the theme that unites them.

The recently inaugurated Zenith Shanghai flagship boutique on Nanjing West Road is the ultimate destination for watch lovers and Zenith fans in China. With a novel, immersive boutique concept, Zenith has imagined new ways to recount the many stories that have shaped Switzerland’s first and most innovative integrated manufacture.

Zenith Shanghai flagship boutique on Nanjing West Road

From the outside, the façade of the Zenith Shanghai flagship boutique incites intrigue and curiosity, with backlit stars taking on the four-pointed shape that was once Zenith’s logo from 1969, composed of intertwined “Z” characters. These stars surrounding the logo light up then fade away, evoking the twinkling stars embellishing the night sky.

Upon entering, visitors are greeted to warm neutral tones give way to a central blue element, stretching from the floor to the ceiling and backlit to evoke a starry night sky – a symbolic element central to Zenith’s lore from the time of its foundation.

Zenith Shanghai flagship boutique on Nanjing West Road

Beyond discovering its watches and comprehensive assortment of limited and exclusive editions, the redesign of the two boutiques in Shanghai and Paris now accommodates a “Story Bar”, allowing visitors to take a moment to relax and delve deeper into the Zenith universe in a surprising and unexpected way.

When interacting with any of the various objects on and around the Story Bar, videos about the significance of what these objects represent as well as the inspirational stories of individuals from Zenith’s past and present begin to play on a screen at the end of the bar.

Each of the brand’s four main collections are displayed in specially coloured and designed display cases. And for those who prefer privacy while shopping, the cosy VIP room allows for a more intimate experience.

The Shanghai flagship boutique is the second to receive its own ZENITH ICONS thematic capsule collection, featuring some of the earliest and most important El Primero references in steel from 1969 to 1972 in what has been dubbed “ZENITH ICONS – ACT I”.

ZENITH ICONS WATCH-BOX

For the Paris Le Bon Marché Boutique, a new type of category within ZENITH ICONS is making its debut, where the capsule collection highlights some of the historical references that have inspired current Zenith creations rather than a specific period.

Named “ZENITH ICONS – GENESIS – Chronomaster Sport”, this capsule collection explores some of the most emblematic past models from which the Chronomaster Sport has taken design cues from.

ZENITH ICONS – ACT I @ Shanghai Boutique

A384

The A384 made its debut in 1969 as the face of the El Primero that figured on launch press cuttings and on the cover of the first El Primero brochures. It stands out with its “square barrel” case signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo and its “panda” dial – which has turned tropical in this case, making it all the more desirable.

A385

One of the original trio of stainless steel references that launched alongside the El Primero calibre, the A385 is the model Zenith chose for its advertisements and photo-shoots in 1969. It left its mark on the era with its “shaded smoky brown” gradient dial, unprecedented at the time, and its “square barrel” case, signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo.

A386

What would become the template for Zenith’s signature Chronomaster line, the A386 was launched in 1969 in a more classical round-case with straight lugs variant of the first El Primero-equipped watch. It garnered attention for its unprecedented tri-colour chronograph counters and decimal scale, becoming one of the most significant references in the history of the El Primero calibre and an icon among chronograph wristwatches.

A3818

Nicknamed the “Cover Girl” for its appearance on the cover of Manfred Rössler’s book “Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865”, the A3818 made its debut in 1971 and stood out for its vertically satin-brushed oxidized blue dial, with a “pyramid track” fractional scale. Only 1’000 examples of the A3818 were produced in total.

ZENITH ICONS – GENESIS – CHRONOMASTER SPORT@ Paris Boutique

A277

A chronograph that predates the El Primero by a year, the A277 was produced from 1968 to 1970 and featured a “reverse panda” dial with a black rotating bezel featuring both dot and baton markers. These types of markings inspired the engraved black ceramic bezel of the Chronomaster Sport.

A386

Perhaps the most iconic of all Zenith El Primero chronographs, the A386 was launched in 1969 and is immediately recognizable with its tri-colour chronograph counters; a design element that has been transmitted across generations of the Chronomaster line, including the Chronomaster Sport.

El Primero “DeLuca”

Produced between 1988 and 1996, the El Primero “De Luca” line was featured several references throughout the years with different dial configurations. Across the series however, the De Luca was always fitted on a steel three-link bracelet with satin-brushed side links and polished centre links; a predecessor to the Chronomaster Sport’s metal bracelet in form and finish.

ZENITH WATCHES

Founded in Le Locle in 1865 by a visionary watchmaker, Georges Favre-Jacot, the Manufacture Zenith earned swift recognition for the precision of its chronometers with which it has won 2,333 chronometry prizes in a century and a half of existence: an absolute record in terms of pocket watches, onboard timers and wristwatches.

Having earned fame thanks to its legendary El Primero calibre – an integrated automatic column-wheel chronograph movement launched in 1969 and endowed with a high frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour that ensures short-time measurements accurate to the nearest 1/10th of a second– the Manufacture Zenith has since developed over 600 movement variations. This Manufacture currently stands at the exact spot where its founder built the first company workshop, there by physically embodying a continuity that is a rarity in itself.

From the 1870s onwards, Georges Favre-Jacot played a pioneering role by developing his company on an international scale, as this pocket watch dating from approximately 1890 testifies. It bears his signature and was made for the Russian market, as is apparent from the Cyrillic characters appearing on the white enamelled dial– ГЕОРГЪФАВРЪЖАКO – Локлъ (Georges Favre-Jacot – Locle) – and engraved on the domed cover – Hусскiечасы – Анкеръ 15 Камней – ГЕОРГЪФАВРЪЖАКО – Локлъ – Верныйходъ (Russian watch – 15-jewel lever – Georges Favre-Jacot – Locle – Precise movement).

Zenith Russian pocket watch

Moreover, the three movement bridges form the initials GFJ. Much in vogue during the late 19th century, this type of movement is nonetheless very rare and thus extremely hard to find these days. It is worth noting that the founder of the Manufacture made another innovative move in deciding to have his name registered as a trademark.

It all began in LeLocle, a small village in the Neuchâtel Mountains of Switzerland, with an exceptional young man. His name was Georges Favre. At the age of 9, he left school and began learning the watchmaking trade. At the age of 13, he was ready to set up on his own. Seven years later, while still a minor, he married Louisine-Philippine Jacot-Descombes and took the name Favre-Jacot. A larger-than-life character driven by a fiercely independent spirit, this future captain of industry was also a visionary.

He did far more than just set up his own factory. In an age when movement parts were made by conscientious yet scattered and isolated farmers who turned watchmakers in winter, the future boss invented a milestone concept. It involved regrouping under the roof of his factory all the skills and talents required for the complete production of a watch. Today, we would call this vertical integration. In 1865, it was a revolution in the manner of exercising the watchmaking art in the region. Georges Favre-Jacot was only 22 years old at the time.

Georges Favre-Jacot
Georges Favre-Jacot

Georges Favre-Jacot was to prove himself an innovator in all areas of his company and fought hard to ensure he was constantly able to count on a state-of-the-art industrial facility.

This was already apparent in the architecture of the premises. The spacious and light-filled workshops featured large windows and these buildings were the first in the town to be equipped with electric lighting. They were linked by passages enabling people to walk from one workshop to another while remaining sheltered from the elements. Meeting all requirements and having everything in the same place: Georges Favre-Jacot’s vision of efficiency.

This avant-garde approach also governed the entire production chain. The concept enabled the entrepreneur in LeLocle to play a trailblazing role in the watch industry, by integrating a foundry, rolling-mills, stamping, case and dial-making within his Manufacture. A few years later, Henry Ford was to instate a similar concept in his Detroit factory. In parallel, Georges Favre-Jacot put in place a system that nobody had thought of before: interchangeable components, whatever the movement.

Finally, it also determined the entire work organisation. Georges Favre-Jacot had the idea of varying the tasks accomplished by the artisans in order to avoid monotony. He had them fix their stools on rails, much like today’s office chairs, thus enabling them to move from one workstation to the next without getting up and to maintain the same position in relation to the workbench. Moreover, Georges Favre-Jacot was doubtless the first in the watch industry to implement automated production.

This tireless innovator also instilled into his burgeoning company and his personnel a resolutely enterprising spirit that was to become a Zenith tradition.

The town of Le Locle, as well as being Zenith’s birthplace, is also acknowledged as the worldwide cradle of watchmaking. It is thus no coincidence that in 2009, along with neighbouring La Chaux-de-Fonds, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its industrial watchmaking architecture and town planning. Zenith naturally contributes to this status, having housed for 150 years and in the very same spot one of watchmaking history’s first industrial Manufactures in the modern sense of the term.

At the start of the 20th century, Zenith became one of the first manufacturers to participate in the boom of the new trend that soon appeared on men’s wrists everywhere: the wristwatch. Among the first timepieces of this type produced by the Manufacture, this extremely rare model is fitted with a dial also bearing the signature of Georges Favre-Jacot.

zenith first wristwatch

While its construction is very similar to that of a pocket watch, notably with its large-sized winding crown, this watch is nonetheless driven by a Zenith movement featuring a modern architecture. This model dating from 1911 features a white enamel dial with small seconds at 6 o’clock. The Arabic hour numerals are black from 1 to 11 and red at 12. This visual marker, drawing the gaze and enabling instant reading, was a direct heir to the highly readable dials of pocket watches.

Since its establishment in 1865, Zenith became the first watch manufacture in the modern sense of the term, and its watches have accompanied extraordinary figures that dreamt big and strived to achieve the impossible – from Louis Blériot’s history-making flight across the English Channel to Felix Baumgartner’s record-setting stratospheric free-fall jump.

With innovation as its guiding star, Zenith features exceptional in-house developed and manufactured movements in all its watches. From the first automatic chronograph, the El Primero, to the fastest chronograph with a 1/100th of a second precision, the El Primero 21, as well as the Inventor that reinvents the regulating organ by replacing the 30+ components with a single monolithic element, the manufacture is always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Zenith has been shaping the future of Swiss watchmaking since 1865, accompanying those who dare to challenge themselves and break barriers.

Website: https://www.zenith-watches.com/

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Safari

The Chronomaster Revival Safari is a lush reinterpretation of an iconic Zenith El Primero chronograph from 1969.

The geometry and overall proportions of this fresh and modern chronograph are identical to those of the historical A384, but the look and feel of the case couldn’t be more different. Instead of the traditionally finished stainless steel in a mix of satin-brushed and polished surfaces, the Safari is crafted in titanium that’s lighter yet harder than steel.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Safari

The entire case including the star-emblazoned crown and pump-style pushers are fashioned in an intriguingly muted finish that’s entirely micro-blasted to bring out the dark nuances of titanium by absorbing light rather than reflecting it.

Exhibiting tones ranging from deep olive-green to cooler spruce tones, the dial of the Chronomaster Revival Safari is a deep matte green with contrasting black registers and tachymeter scale, with a touch of vintage inspiration with its warm beige-coloured SuperLumiNova on the applied baton markers and hands.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Safari

The white on green date wheel is perfectly camouflaged with the rest of the dial; legible when you need it but never distracting. The rubber and cordura-effect strap takes on the same khaki-green tone as the dial, and is fixed to a matte micro-blasted titanium pin buckle.

The El Primero 400 automatic high-frequency column-wheel chronograph calibre is visible through the display back. In production since 1969 and gradually evolved throughout the years, this is the closest iteration to the original version of the seminal chronograph movement.

The Chronomaster Revival Safari is available from Zenith boutiques & e-commerce from June 2021.

Technical details

Model: Chronomaster Revival “Safari”
Reference: 97.T384.400.57.C856

Movement
El Primero 400 Automatic column-wheel chronograph
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
Chronograph: central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at six o’clock, 30-minute counter at three o’clock
Tachymetric scale
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Diameter: 37mm
Material: microblasted titanium
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Khaki green with black counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN

Price
8900 CHF

Bracelet
Khaki green “cordura effect” strap and white stitching
Microblasted titanium pin buckle

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A3817

When the El Primero calibre made its groundbreaking debut in 1969, Zenith chose to house it in two broad but distinct watch categories. On one hand, there were sportier models in tonneau-shaped steel cases, such as the A384, and on the other, more classical round cases in steel or gold, most notably the A386.

Released in 1971, the A3817 was the exception to the rule. It combined the sportier steel tonneau-shaped case of the earliest steel El Primero references with the striking tri-colour dial of the A386, resulting in a unique and appealing aesthetic that continues to resonate with vintage chronograph enthusiasts. Given that only 1000 of the A3817 were ever produced, it remains one of the most distinguished, elusive and sought-after references among the early El Primero watches.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A3817

The Chronomaster Revival A3817 is crafted in the same angled tonneau-shaped case with pump-style pushers as the original, using historical blueprints and reverse-engineering to preserve the original proportions and finishes. Zenith waited two years after the launch of the El Primero in 1969 before introducing the iconic tri-colour dial to its sportier tonneau case, albeit with a slightly different execution in both function and aesthetic when compared to the A386.

Like its ancestor of 1971, the Chronomaster Revival A3817 features a white lacquered dial with chronograph counters done in the instantly recognizable tones of grey and blue, with the running seconds counter at 9 o’clock done with blue markers, indicated by the single blue hand on the dial.

The outer tachymeter scale also serves as a pulsometer, an especially handy and precise function provided by the high-frequency 5Hz (36’000 VpH) escapement of the El Primero movement. The seconds track is done in a pyramid pattern affectionately nicknamed the “shark tooth” scale, which enhances legibility with a distinctly retro touch.

Through the open display case back, one of the few differences between the original A3817 with a solid steel case back and the Revival model, one can admire the legendary El Primero high-frequency automatic chronograph calibre that has remained a staple among chronograph movements for over 50 years.

Completing the retro look and feel of the Chronomaster Revival A3817, two strap options are proposed: the first is the steel “ladder” bracelet, a modern remake of the Gay Frères bracelets that became emblematic of the early El Primero watches; and the other is a light brown calf leather strap that will develop a patina unique to each wearer.

The Chronomaster Revival A3817 is undoubtedly a welcome addition to the collection for those who appreciate one of the rarer early steel El Primero references, faithfully reproduced with all the charm and performance of the original.

The Chronomaster A3817 is exclusively available at Zenith Boutiques around the world as well as its online shop from May 2021.

Technical details

Model: Chronomaster Revival A3817, Boutique edition
Reference: 03.A384.400/3817.M3817

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A3817

Movement
El Primero 400 Automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
Chronograph: central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at six o’clock, 30-minute counter at three o’clock
Tachymetric scale
Pulsometer scale
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Diameter: 37 mm
Material: stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
White-lacquered dial with three different-coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN

Bracelet
Stainless steel “ladder” bracelet and double folding clasp

Price
8400 CHF

Model: Chronomaster Revival A3817, Boutique edition
Reference: 03.A384.400/3817.C855

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A3817

Movement
El Primero 400 Automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
Chronograph: central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at six o’clock, 30-minute counter at three o’clock
Tachymetric scale
Pulsometer scale
Date indication at 4:30

Case
37 mm diameter
Material: stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
White-lacquered dial with three different-coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN

Bracelet
Light brown calfskin leather strap with protective rubber lining. Stainless steel pin buckle.

Price
7900 CHF

Zenith Icons Collection

In a bid to preserve its most revered historical references and offer them a second life while allowing watch enthusiasts to own a piece of watchmaking history, the Zenith Manufacture has created Zenith ICONS – a new concept offering the possibility of acquiring a curated selection of iconic and highly sought-after vintage Zenith watches.

Offering only the finest examples of historically important references, Zenith Icons watches are sourced, restored and certified by the Manufacture in Le Locle and sold exclusively at Zenith’s boutique.

Zenith invites its customers to discover and shop some of its most significant creations from the comfort and convenience of a Zenith boutique, with the peace of mind in knowing that there can be no doubt about the watch’s provenance and history, and that it has been restored faithfully by the Manufacture with complete traceability.

ZENITH Icons A385

To offer a Zenith Icons watch, it all begins with finding the right piece. The Manufacture laboriously tracks down the finest, most well-preserved examples of its most iconic historical references. Once a watch is found that appears to be in excellent condition, the Manufacture works with its Heritage department that conducts research tracing back the origins of the watch, to ensure that all parts are genuine and coherent.

Thanks to a massive archive spanning the entire history of the manufacture’s production, Zenith is able to identify and authenticate even the smallest component of any watch it has ever built. Once the Heritage Department approves a watch, the Manufacture purchases it and hands it to the Heritage team, who conduct further inspections on it.

After the watch has been approved by the Heritage department, it enters the restoration phase. Here, the objective is to preserve its original condition and respect its patrimony, retaining as much of the original parts and materials as possible. In the event that certain components have to be replaced to preserve the longevity of its functionality, Zenith will use historical components.

The final and most important step in the watch’s future life: The issuing of a passport that ensures its traceability for the rest of its new life. It is printed as a unique example and is stored digitally in the Zenith Archives, within the Manufacture’s Heritage Department.

ZENITH Icons A385

Zenith provides a3-year warranty for its Icons watches, covering the movement and any manufacturing defects and normal wear-and-tear of components. And to complete the historical experience, the watches are delivered in a special blue leather case, inspired by those that Zenith offered in the past.

Given the rarity of these historical references and the amount of time for research and restoration work required, Zenith ICONS is a highly exclusive collection of curated timepieces that are available at Zenith boutiques around the world, beginning with Ginza since October 2020 and next Shanghai, before being offered by other Zenith boutiques around the world over the coming months.

With this second destination added for the Zenith ICONS collection, Zenith is entering a new phase of the program to reach watch enthusiasts in different markets. The aim is to release Zenith Icons pieces as capsule collections, bringing together references with a shared history, function or theme.

One of the first collections, available at Shanghai Nanjing West Road Boutique, will focus on some of the earliest and most iconic El Primero references from 1969 to 1972.

A384

The A384 made its debut in 1969 as the face of the El Primero that figured on launch press cuttings and on the cover of the firstEl Primero brochures. It stands out with its “square barrel” case signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo and its “panda” dial – which has turned tropical in this case, making it all the more desirable.

A385

One of the original trio of stainless steel references that launched alongside the El Primero calibre, the A385 is the model Zenith chose for its advertisements and photo-shoots in 1969. It left its mark on the era with its “shaded smoky brown” gradient dial, unprecedented at the time, and its “square barrel” case, signed with the Zenith 4-pointed star logo.

A386

What would become the template for Zenith’s signature Chronomaster line, the A386 was launched in 1969 in a more classical round-case with straight lugs variant of the first El Primero-equipped watch. It garnered attention for its unprecedented tri-colour chronograph counters and decimal scale, becoming one of the most significant references in the history of the El Primero calibre and an icon among chronograph wristwatches.

A3818

Nicknamed the “Cover Girl” for its appearance on the cover of Manfred Rössler’s book “Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865”, the A3818 made its debut in 1971 and stood out for its vertically satin-brushed oxidized blue dial, with a “pyramid track” fractional scale. Only 1’000 examples of the A3818 were produced in total.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Rose Gold

Zenith expands its Chronomaster Sport by introducing a sporty and elegant rose gold version.

The Chronomaster Sport is a contemporary and versatile chronograph capable of displaying 1/10th of a second. Since the earliest days of the El Primero dating back to 1969, Zenith has offered gold models of its automatic chronographs, with iconic references such as the G381 and G581. Zenith continues to keep this tradition alive with the latest generation of the El Primero calibre in the Chronomaster Sport in rose gold.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Rose Gold

The 41mm case of this new version is crafted in18k rose gold with pump-style pushers. The polished black ceramic bezel is engraved with 1/10th of a second scale, filled with matte gold lacquer matching the case and dial for a bold contrast and exceptional legibility of the fractional elapsed time display on the bezel.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Rose Gold

The white lacquered dial features the iconic tri-colour chronograph counters in shades of rhodium, anthracite and blue, while the hands and applied markers carry on the gold and black palette. A black calfskin strap completes the look by allowing the case and bezel to stand out even more, fixed to a rose gold folding buckle.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Rose Gold

The result of over fifty years of constant innovation and improvement, the Chronomaster Sport is equipped with the latest version of the Manufacture’s most renowned movement, dubbed the El Primero 3600 calibre.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Rose Gold

Pushing its acclaimed performance even higher, Zenith is able to precisely offer a 1/10th of second display from the 5 Hz (36’000 VpH) escapement, as well as an extended power reserve of 60 hours. Its overall form and finish have also been modernised with a new, more open architecture, complete with a blue column wheel and open rotor marked with the five-pointed Zenith star motif.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport Rose Gold

The Chronomaster Sport in rose gold is available as of now at Zenith boutiques and retailers around the world.

Technical details

Model: Chronomaster Sport
Reference: 18.3100.3600/69.C920

Movement
El Primero 3600 automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph able to measure and display 1/10th of a second
Stop-second mechanism
Frequency: 36000VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 60 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 60-second counter at 3 o’clock
1/10th of a second indication on the ceramic bezel

Case
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: 18-ct Rose gold with Black ceramic bezel
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
White matte dial with three different applied coloured counters
Hour-markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
Date indication at 4:30

Bracelet
Black calfskin leather bracelet
Rose gold triple folding clasp

Price
19,900CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th Anniversary Edition

One of the most distinguished and revered Cuban cigar makers, Cohiba is celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2021. To celebrate this milestone, Zenith has created a highly exclusive commemorative edition of the Chronomaster Open watch.

Zenith has reimagined its emblematic Chronomaster Open in a manner that immediately evokes Cohiba’s unique aesthetic.

Zenith Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th Anniversary Edition

Taking on the striking design codes of the packaging and paper bands that wrap each of its entirely hand-rolled and exquisitely blended cigars, the dial of the Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th anniversary edition is done in the distinct saffron-yellow tone and white on black checkered motif.

A yellow chronograph seconds hand with a star-shaped counterweight completes the look, while the black alligator leather strap harmoniously accentuates the checkered pattern of the dial.

Zenith Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th Anniversary Edition

Limited to just 55 pieces, the Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th anniversary edition is completed with a special display back with the special Cohiba 55 logo printed on the interior side of the sapphire crystal. To enjoy the full epicurean experience, each watch will come with a set of 5 special Cohiba cigars presented in an exclusive cobranded porcelain jar.

Zenith Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th Anniversary Edition

The Chronomaster Cohiba 55th anniversary edition will be available exclusively at Zenith boutiques and select retailers around the world from October 2021.

Zenith Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th Anniversary Edition

Technical details

Model: Chronomaster Open Cohiba 55th Anniversary Edition
Reference: 03.2041.4061/55.C496

Movement
El Primero 4061 automatic
Frequency: 36000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Silicon escape-wheel and lever
COSC-certified movement

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

Case
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: Stainless steel
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open dial. Brown and yellow, bearing special COHIBA decorations
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated or blued, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
Steel Folding Buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 55 units

Price
9,900 CHF

Zenith DEFY Extreme

Unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2021 exhibition, the Zenith DEFY Extreme is a high-performance chronograph with superlative precision and ruggedness.

Zenith DEFY Extreme watch

The DEFY Extreme features a larger 45mm case with a water-resistance of 200 metres. Its sharper lines, more pronounced edges, and an overall silhouette exude robustness, resilience and a penchant for exploring new horizons. The design is reinforced by the addition of components protecting the pushers, and screw-down crown.

Zenith DEFY Extreme chronograph with Microblasted titanium case and bracelet

One of the DEFY Extreme’s most striking elements is the twelve-sided ring placed under the bezel that extends down to the twelve-sided case back; reminiscent of the DEFY A3642 from the 1960s and its faceted bezel. The interplay between materials and their finishes serves to add another dimension of modernity.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium case and rubber strap

The matte titanium and matte titanium with rose gold versions feature an entirely matte-finished microblasted surface for a monolithic look, while the titanium version with blue accents is finished to bring out the different facets of the metal with polished, satin-brushed and matte surfaces.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium case and velcro strap

The dial of the DEFY Extreme has been conceived in a way to enhance legibility while allowing a clear view of the groundbreaking 1/100th of a second chronograph calibre, with two escapements beating at 36’000 VpH for the timekeeping part and 360’000 VpH for the chronograph.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium case and bracelet

Consisting of a transparent sapphire crystal, the dial features applied oversized and slightly overlapping chronograph counters that emphasize volume and legibility.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium case and rubber strap

The hands as well as the applied hour markers are also extra-large and filled with copious amounts of Super-LumiNova guarantee readability in the darkest situations.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium case and velcro strap

And to further enhance the tonality of the watch and the depth of the movement, the movements are coloured galvanically to match and complement their sturdy exterior: Black for the matte titanium, blue for the polished titanium and gold for the titanium and rose gold.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold case and bracelet

Each DEFY Extreme comes with three different straps with quick strap-change mechanisms: A mircroblasted or polished and satin-brushed titanium bracelet, a rubber strap with a folding buckle matching the case and, a first for Zenith and the DEFY line, a Velcro®strap that can be easily and precisely adjusted on the go, with the textile material perfectly suited for any situation.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold case and rubber strap

The retail price range of Zenith Defy Extreme is 17,900 CHF to 21,900 CHF.

Zenith DEFY EXTREME Chronograph with Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold case and velcro strap

Technical details

Collection: DEFY EXTREME

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve min. 50 hours
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 forthe Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50Hz)
Certified Chronometer

Functions
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

Models

DEFY EXTREME, Reference: 97.9100.9004/02.I001

Movement finishes
Black colored main plate on movement + Special black colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Case
Material: Microblasted titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three black-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a rubber strap and a Velcro® strap

Price
17,900 CHF

DEFY EXTREME, Reference: 95.9100.9004/01.I001

Movement finishes
Blue colored main plate on movement + Special blue colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Case
Material: Brushed, polished and microblasted titanium
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a rubber strap and a Velcro® strap

Price
17,900 CHF

DEFY EXTREME, Reference: 87.9100.9004/03.I001

Movement Finishes
Gold colored main plate on movement + Special gold colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Case
Material: Microblasted titanium and polished rose gold
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm
Screwed-in crown
Water resistance: 20 ATM

Dial
Tinted sapphire with three black-coloured counters
Hour markers: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Microblasted titanium bracelet
New Interchangeable strap system
Also comes with a rubber strap and a Velcro® strap

Price
21,900 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Collection

Swiss watch brand Zenith presents DEFY 21 Spectrum collection. While brightly coloured dials have recently enjoyed a comeback in watchmaking, Zenith has taken an unexpected and novel approach in the DEFY 21 Spectrum series, by incorporating striking colours everywhere but the dial.

Whether it’s the coloured chronograph movements achieved through innovative pigmentation processes or the natural brilliance and hue of precious stones, the DEFY 21 Spectrum is a whole new take on vivid, kinetic vibrancy.

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Collection

Powering these timepieces is the El Primero 21, Zenith’s revolutionary 1/100th of a second chronograph calibre that beats at the astonishing rate of 50Hz (360’000 VpH). The fastest chronograph in production and the only one to accurately and legibly measure and display 1/100th of a second time measurements, the El Primero 21 elevates high-frequency chronometry to uncharted new heights. To express this exceptional mechanical prowess, Zenith has sought to visualize the notion of frequencies through colour and lights.

Aptly named Spectrum after the range of colours produced by the different wavelengths of visible light, this collection of dazzling DEFY 21 pieces consists of five models that take on different frequencies of visible light. The common element across these five models is the 44mm stainless steel case, which has been entirely embellished with 288 brilliant-cute white diamonds.

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Collection

Each version features a bezel set with 44 baguette-cut precious stones, with matching coloured movements and rubber straps: green tsavorites for the green edition, orange sapphires for the orange edition, blue sapphires for the blue edition, amethyst for the purple edition, and black spinels for the black edition.

Creating these exceptional feats of both advanced watchmaking and traditional gem-setting requires the laborious selection of stones of the same size, colour and VVS quality, then meticulously setting them into the metal by the hands of skilled artisans.

Each limited to 10 pieces, the DEFY 21 Spectrum collection is exclusively available at Zenith boutiques around the world.

Technical details

Collection: DEFY 21 SPECTRUM

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve min. 50 hours
Finishes: colored main plate on movement + colored oscillating weight with satined finishings
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement forthe Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50Hz)
Certified Chronometer

Functions
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

Models

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Orange, Reference: 32.9005.9004/05.R944

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Orange, Reference: 32.9005.9004/05.R944

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS orange baguette-cut sapphire
Carats ~5.00 cts
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Black Rubber with Orange “Cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Blue, Reference: 32.9006.9004/06.R918

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Blue, Reference: 32.9006.9004/06.R918

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS blue baguette-cut sapphire
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Black Rubber with Blue “Cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp

Price
34900 CHF

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Purple, Reference: 32.9007.9004/07.R922

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Purple, Reference: 32.9007.9004/07.R922

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS violet baguette-cut sapphire (Ametyst type)
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Black rubber with ultraviolet “Cordura effect” rubber. Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Green, Reference: 32.9008.9004/08.R943

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Green, Reference: 32.9008.9004/08.R943

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS green baguette-cut sapphire (tsavorite type)
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Black Rubber with green “Cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Black, Reference: 32.9009.9004/09.R921

Zenith DEFY 21 Spectrum Black, Reference: 32.9009.9004/09.R921

Case
Material: Stainless steel set with diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Case set with 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Bezel set with 44 VVS black baguette-cut sapphire (Spinel type)
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 15.40 mm

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Superluminova SLN C1

Bracelet
Black rubber with black “cordura effect” rubber & grey stitching
Titanium double folding clasp

Edition
Limited Edition of 10 units – Boutiques Only

Price
34900 CHF

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Zenith expands its Defy 21 series by presenting a new model in cool tones of deep indigo and electric blue.

This timepieces with a Micro-blasted titanium case houses Zenith’s state-of-the-art 1/100th of a second chronograph self-winding movement. The El Primero 9004 automatic calibre beating inside this watch has two escapements: one for the watch and second one for the Chronograph. These escapements have the beating frequency of 5 Hz and 50 Hz respectively.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

The partially open dial of the Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue features slightly overlapping closed chronograph counters, finished in a grey tone matching the deep grey of the case with contrasting white markings for legibility.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

The vividly blue movement is accentuated by the DEFY 21’s uniquely avant-garde movement conception and design with open and angular bridges. A white-tipped central 1/100th of a second chronograph hand makes a complete revolution above the dial in one second.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Allowing the blue bridges of the movement to truly stand out while providing a more striking contrast, the faceted 44mm titanium case of the DEFY is given an entirely matte sandblasted finish, bringing out its darker metallic nuances and absorbing much of the light that hits its surface.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Complementing the tones of the open movement, the black rubber strap features a blue cordura-effect rubber insert with tone-matching stitching.

The DEFY 21 Ultrablue is available for purchase at Zenith Boutiques around the world as well as its regional online boutiques from March 2021.

Zenith Defy 21 Ultrablue

Technical details

Model: DEFY 21 ULTRABLUE
Reference: 97.9001.9004/81.R946

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Chronometer certified.
Power reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
1/100th of a second chronograph functions
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Movement finishes
Blue colored main plate on movement
Special blue colored oscillating weight with satined finishing

Case
Material: Micro-blasted titanium
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with grey subdials
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super LumiNova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super LumiNova SLN C1

Bracelet
Black rubber with ultra blue “cordura effect”
Micro-blasted titanium double folding clasp

Price
13400 CHF

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

Zenith presents DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone, a limited edition chronograph watch created in partnership with Argentinean-Spanish contemporary artist Felipe Pantone. Limited to 100 pieces, this is a colourful interpretation of Zenith’s most advanced chronograph to date.

Zenith and Felipe Pantone began their collaboration in 2020, when the Manufacture offered the façade of its main building as a canvas to the contemporary artist.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

The DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone is all about playing with frequencies – visually and mechanically. With its 1/100th of a second El Primero 21 chronograph movement beating at an extremely high frequency of 360’000 vibrations per hour for unrivalled precision, the DEFY 21 is a logical choice of canvas onto which Felipe Pantone could express his “visible spectrum concept”, where all the detectable frequencies of light and its refracted colours come into play with the highest-frequency chronograph in production.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

Just as Felipe Pantone constantly explores novel techniques and tools to create his bold works of art, Zenith pushed the boundaries of innovation when it came to executing Felipe Pantone’s version of the DEFY 21 – to the extent of having to develop new techniques previously unheard of in watchmaking.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

This new timepiece boasts striking multi-coloured bridges. Using the principal of interference colours, the coating on the bridges reflects a gradient of metallic rainbow tones.

Requiring months of trials and finding the appropriate solution with specialists to achieve this rainbow effect, the DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone is the first watch to ever use this innovative kind of three-dimensional PVD with silicon particles as a surface treatment on a movement to produce a spectrum of perfectly transitioning colours. While the process has been standardized, each piece will take on slightly different colours, essentially becoming a unique work of art.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

The central hour and minute hands take on an intentionally distorted look resembling the lightning bolts that figure in much of Pantone’s work with a rainbow gradient of colours applied through the same state-of-the-art process as the movement’s bridges.

Both the unusual shape and scale of the hands as well as the precise application of the gradient PVD so that the colours transition perfectly between the different segments of the hands proved far more challenging to create than anyone could have anticipated. But the engineers at Zenith refused to compromise even the littlest details. In the process, the development of this collaborative edition allowed Zenith to think out of the box and accomplish several world-firsts in watchmaking.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

The moiré optical effect produced by thin alternating white and black bands is a recurring theme in Felipe Pantone’s paintings and sculptures, which has been miniaturized and reproduced on the top bridges and portions of the dial of the DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone, using fine laser-engraving and lacquering techniques so precise that they provide an optical illusion of fluidic movement in the contrast of the stripes. The open dial is no less dynamic, with a mix of gradient and block colours on the markers and counters.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

The external parts of the DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone case have been revisited by Felipe Pantone for a dynamic overhaul. The black ceramic DEFY 21 features a grid pattern engraved on the bezel and “FP #1” engraved on the four corners of the case, denoting “Felipe Pantone El Primero”. Allowing the various details of the chromatic dial and movement to stand out, the artist opted for a black textured rubber strap with a warped grid motif.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

For those who prefer an even bolder look that matches the striking tones of the dial and movement, a second rubber strap is offered, with a central insert that goes from dark grey to a flash of all the colours in the spectrum, depending on the angle of light. The colours are not actually embedded in the strap, but are the result of iridescence caused by the surface of the material and how it reflects light.

Zenith DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone Limited Edition

The DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone comes in a presentation box that mimics a hardcover book. On its cover is a miniaturized painting that Felipe Pantone created exclusively for this special series, complete with a signed certificate.

The DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone is available from March 15 2021 at Zenith Boutiques around the world as well as on the Zenith online shop.

Technical details

Model: DEFY 21 FELIPE PANTONE
Reference: 49.9008.9004/49.R782

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
1/100th of a second chronograph functions
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Movement finishes
Rainbow” PVD-coated bridges
Black laser engraved main plate on movement.
Special black colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Case
Material: Black ceramic
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with “Rainbow” varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and “Rainbow” PVD coated

Bracelet
Black Rubber
Titanium double folding clasp with black DLC coating
A second rubber strap is offered with a central insert that goes from dark grey to a flash of all the colours in the spectrum, depending on the angle of light as a result of iridescence caused by the surface of the material and how it reflects light

Certification
Chronometer certified

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Price
18,900 CHF

Zenith Defy 21 Urban Jungle

Through the DEFY collection, Zenith continues to set new standards in both precision and avant-garde design, using innovative and high-performance materials paired with ground-breaking manufacture movements.

An exceptional 1/100th of a second chronograph that pushes the limits of high-frequency precision with a futuristic design language, the DEFY 21 Urban Jungle stands out with its khaki green tones.

Zenith Defy 21 Urban Jungle

In a first for Zenith, the manufacture has cladded its 1/100th of a second chronograph in a green ceramic armour for the DEFY 21 Urban Jungle. Highly scratch-resistant and intensely coloured, the Urban Jungle’s khaki green ceramic case is finished entirely with matte surface, flying under the radar while still standing out to its wearer.

Zenith Defy 21 Urban Jungle

Visible through the open dial with matte silver and black counters, the unrivalled high-frequency chronograph with two regulating organs is decorated with a khaki green coloured main plate and star-shaped oscillating rotor. Completing the look is a grey rubber strap with a green cordura-effect rubber insert.

Technical details

Model: DEFY 21 URBAN JUNGLE
Reference: 49.9006.9004/90.R942

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
Chronometer certified
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
Finishes: Khaki green colored main plate on movement + Special khaki green colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Functions
1/100th of a second chronograph functions
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Material: Khaki green ceramic
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3

Bracelet
Black Rubber with khaki green “Cordura effect” rubber
Micro-blasted titanium double folding clasp

Price
14,400 CHF

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

Revisiting its iconic and historical Pilot aesthetic while drawing inspiration from vintage aircraft design, Zenith unveils the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver, a compelling and richly detailed aviation-themed chronograph crafted in precious sterling silver – a first for a Zenith Pilot chronograph.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

A limited edition of 250 pieces, the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver recalls Zenith’s unique pedigree in the world of aviation timepieces spanning over a century, having accompanied the pioneers of flight in the early 20th century, most notably with Louis Bleriot and his history-making voyage across the English Channel in 1909. With a more direct visual inspiration from historical aircrafts, the 45mm case is made from sterling silver.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

Like the fuselage of an aircraft, the silver dial features riveted details resembling metal panels, with an erratic satin-brushed surface to bring out the raw beauty of the metal. For maximum legibility at all times, the signature Pilot oversized Arabic hour-markers and “cathedral” hands feature white luminescent paint.

Completing the aviator look is the brown calfskin leather strap with a rivet and polished steel pin buckle with a distinctive tab, recalling vintage pilot helmets.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver
Reference: 05.2430.4069/17.I011

Edition
Limited edition of 250 units

Movement
El Primero 4069 Automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve.: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

Case
Material: Silver925
Case back: Silver case-back engraved with the Zenith flying instruments logo
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Brushed riveted dial with shiny reflections
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in SuperLuminova SLN C1®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, coated with SuperLuminova SLNC1®SLN

Bracelet
Brown calfskin leather strap with rivets. Polished steel pin buckle

Price
9900 CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Sport

The new Chronomaster Sport watch from Zenith is capable of measuring stopwatch functions with an accuracy of 1/10th of a second.

Once again pushing the boundaries of high-frequency precision, the Chronomaster Sport is the culmination point in Zenith’s unequalled legacy of automatic chronographs that combines the spirit of the El Primero A386, the form of the Chronomaster De Luca and the high-frequency performance established by the El Primero calibre for over 50 years in a sporty chronograph like no other – in both style and substance.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport

Zenith has built on the foundation of the El Primero caliber with a marked increase in performance directly perceptible by the user. The new El Primero 3600 calibre offers even more performance and precision than its ancestor, with its ultra-readable 1/10th of a second display etched directly on its black ceramic bezel – the only watch to do so.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport

A descendant of the Zenith Chronomaster family, this emblematic chronograph boasts a more refined dial, an integrated steel bracelet with optimized comfort, enhanced finishing details, an ever more accurate search for proportions and an extremely precise tenth of a second reading.

Crafted in a sleek and robust steel case measuring 41 mm wide with pump-style pushers, the polished black ceramic bezel sets the new Chronomaster Sport apart from its predecessors. Graduated over 10 seconds, its bold contrast offers exceptional legibility on the periphery of the dial.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport

The Chronomaster Sport comes in two references. Whether the black or white dial, both features the signature El Primero tri-color chronograph registers in blue, anthracite and light grey, just like the A386 from 1969. Each of the counters is graduated to 60 for an intuitive and instantaneous reading of the chronograph.

Befitting the modern yet timeless aesthetic of this exceptional chronograph, the Chronomaster Sport comes on an integrated steel bracelet similar to those conceived by Gay Frères, who supplied many of Zenith’s metal bracelets in the past. A textured cordura-effect rubber strap option with a steel deployant buckle is also available.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport

The Chronomaster Sport line is equipped with a new version of the Manufacture’s most renowned movement, dubbed the El Primero 3600 calibre. With the experience gained after over five decades of the El Primero and high-frequency chronographs in general, Zenith is able to precisely offer a 1/10th of second display from the 5 Hz (36’000 VpH) escapement, as well as an extended power reserve of 60 hours.

Zenith Chronomaster Sport

The sapphire display back reveals a blue column wheel and open rotor marked with the five-pointed star Zenith.

Technical details

Model: CHRONOMASTER SPORT

References
03.3100.3600/69.M3100 (metal bracelet)
03.3100.3600/69.C822 (blue cordura bracelet)

Movement
El Primero 3600 automatic
Frequency: 36000VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 60-second counter at 3 o’clock

Price
9900 CHF (metal bracelet) & 9400 CHF (Cordura effect bracelet)

Case
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Stainless steel with black ceramic bezel
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
White matte dial with three different applied coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1

Bracelet
Available on metal bracelet or blue rubber bracelet with « Cordura » effect
Double folding clasp with security mechanism

Model: CHRONOMASTER SPORT

References

03.3100.3600/21.M3100 (metal bracelet)
03.3100.3600/21.C823 (black cordura bracelet)

Movement
El Primero 3600 automatic
Frequency: 36000VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
1/10th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn in 10 seconds, 60-minute counter at 6 o’clock, 60-second counter at 3 o’clock

Price
9900 CHF (metal bracelet) & 9400 CHF (Cordura effect bracelet)

Case
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Stainless steel with black ceramic bezel
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Black matte dial with three different applied coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1

Bracelet
Available on metal bracelet or black rubber bracelet with « Cordura » effect
Double folding clasp with security mechanism

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385

Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith is bringing back one of the earliest and most emblematic El Primero-equipped chronographs from the earliest days of the revolutionary calibre in the form of a Chronomaster Revival model.

In 1969, Zenith unveiled El Primero, the world’s first automatic high-frequency chronograph. It made its debut in three distinct stainless steel models. Among them was the A385, a tonneau-shaped steel chronograph with an eye-catching brown gradient dial, which was the first “smoked” dial ever to be made in the watch industry and for Zenith.

In fact, the A385 made headlines back in 1970, when it took part in Zenith’s “Operation Sky”. This extreme test consisted of strapping the watch to an Air France Boeing 707’s landing gear on a flight from Paris to New York to test its resistance to external aggressions such as drastic temperature fluctuations, wind force and changing air pressure. Upon landing, the watch was still functioning perfectly.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385

The Chronomaster Revival A385 is an actual reproduction of the original model from 1969 in an exercise of “reverse engineering” by the Manufacture. Using the original blueprints and production plans, each part of the A385’s 37mm tonneau-shaped stainless steel case, including the pump-style pushers, is faithful to the original 1969 model. The only differences are the domed sapphire crystal instead of an acrylic glass and the display back instead of the closed solid steel case back, offering an unobstructed view of the El Primero 400 chronograph movement.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385

What made the A385 truly stand was its smoked brown gradient dial with a vignette effect that blackens towards the edges and provides a striking sense of visual depth, as if the dial was domed. For this Chronomaster Revival piece, Zenith sought to recreate the same warm tones and gradient effect, almost indistinguishable from the original with its red chronograph central second hand and silvery-white chronograph counters.

Keeping with the retro theme, the Chronomaster Revival A385 is available in two options that could have come straight from 1969: The first is the steel “ladder” bracelet, a modern remake of the Gay Frères bracelets that became emblematic of the early El Primero watches. The second option is a light brown calf leather strap that will develop a unique patina with wear and time.

The Chronomaster A385 is available at Zenith Boutiques and online shop, as well as at authorized retailers around the world.

Technical details

Model: CHRONOMASTER REVIVAL A385
Reference: 03.A384.400/385.C855

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385

Movement
El Primero 400 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph movement
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve.: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Tachymetric scale
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Material: Stainless steel
37 mm diameter
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Smoked brown gradient dial with white-coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN

Bracelet
Light brown calf leather strap with protective rubber lining and a stainless steel pin buckle

Price
7900 CHF

Model: CHRONOMASTER REVIVAL A385
Reference: 03.A384.400/385.M385

Zenith Chronomaster Revival A385

Movement
El Primero 400 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph movement
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve.: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Tachymetric scale
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Material: Stainless steel
37 mm diameter
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
Smoked brown gradient dial with white-coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova®SLN

Bracelet
“Ladder” bracelet with stainless steel double folding clasp

Price
8400 CHF

Zenith Defy 21 Dubai Mall Edition

In November 2020, Zenith unveiled an exclusive DEFY El Primero 21edition dedicated to its Dubai Mall boutique, the first stop in a travelling pop-up exhibition that brings together a selection of current Haute Horlogerie pieces as well as a selection of rare and sought-after pieces from the past decade.

Zenith Defy 21 Dubai Mall Edition

For this special boutique edition of the DEFY El Primero 21, Zenith opted for tones of green – inside and out. Crafted in a light and robust titanium case, the DEFY 21 Dubai Mall edition features a green dial with white, red and black accents. The 1/100th of second automatic chronograph movement, visible through the partially open dial, is also finished in a metallic green tone – a first for Zenith.

Zenith Defy 21 Dubai Mall Edition

Unlike the regular DEFY 21 that has open chronograph counters, the DEFY 21 Dubai Mall edition mixes tradition and modernity with closed counters, appearing as if floating above the open dial and movement.

Zenith Defy 21 Dubai Mall Edition

Completing the green theme of this special DEFY 21 is a khaki green cordura-effect rubber strap. The watch also comes with a textured black rubber strap. The suggested retail price is 12900 CHF.

Zenith Defy 21 Dubai Mall Edition

Technical details

Model: Defy 21 Dubai Mall Edition
Reference: 95.9016.9004/08.R942

Movement
El Primero 9004, Automatic
Calibre: 14 ½“` (Diameter: 32mm)
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
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 – 50Hz)
Certified Chronometer
Finishing: Khaki green colored main plate on movement + Special khaki green-colored oscillating weight with satined finishing

Functions
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

Case
Material: Brushed titanium
Diameter: 44mm
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with 3 green sub-dials
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium -plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Bracelet
Green “Cordura effect” rubber strap
Also available on black rubber bracelet
Titanium double folding clasp

Price
12900 CHF

Zenith DEFY Classic Carbon

Zenith presents a new DEFY Classic watch featuring carbon case with an integrated carbon bracelet– a first for an automatic watch.

Carbon fiber is appreciated for its rare combination of lightness and durability as well as its unique and futuristic appearance. Yet its use in watchmaking has been fairly limited, and it is extremely difficult to make carbon fibre bracelets.

Zenith DEFY Classic Carbon

Up until now, so-called carbon fiber watch bracelets have either been superficial plaques of the composite material fixed to a metal base or reserved for a handful of highly complicated watches produced in very small numbers. With the DEFY Classic Carbon, Zenith brings forth an ergonomic and eye-catching solid carbon bracelet to an automatic watch, an unprecedented technical feat and edgy design statement.

Producing a full carbon fiber bracelet required the Manufacture to take on an entirely new set of technical challenges. Weighing a mere 65 grams in total with its carbon bracelet and titanium clasp, the DEFY Classic Carbon sets a new benchmark of precision for Zenith that extends beyond the movement.

Zenith DEFY Classic Carbon

In relative terms, it weighs almost half as much as an equivalent DEFY Classic model in titanium with a bracelet in the same metal, which is already significantly lighter than traditional metals like stainless steel and gold. Its intriguingly nuanced appearance gives way to a sensation that’s unexpectedly silky and smooth to the touch.

Zenith DEFY Classic Carbon

Following the angular lines of the DEFY Classic case that’s made in the same material, each link in the bracelet is a piece of solid carbon fiber, molded and milled with precision in such a way that it highlights the layers or “strata” of the carbon fiber, while providing superior ergonomics on the wrist. Its lightness, comfort and visual impact are bound to intrigue.

Because the patterns are layering of carbon fiber can differ from one component to the next, no two watches will be exactly alike. And for those who prefer the contrast of the carbon fiber case against strap, the DEFY Classic Carbon is also available with a black rubber cordura-effect strap, with a carbon and titanium folding buckle.

Zenith DEFY Classic Carbon

The DEFY Classic Carbon’s aesthetic is homogenous with the dark allure of the carbon fiber case and bracelet, emphasizing the unabashedly futuristic and architectural design language of the singular skeleton watch.

Highlighted by the open dial with a star-shaped motif, the automatic Elite manufacture calibre has also been given a dark treatment in ruthenium. And in spite of its palette of anthracite and black tones, legibility is guaranteed with bright green Super-LumiNova on the blackened hands and applied hour markers.

Zenith DEFY Classic Carbon

The DEFY Classic Carbon will be available at Zenith Boutiques and retailers as well as its online shop from November 2020.

Technical details

Model: Defy Classic Carbon

References
10.9001.670/80.M9000 (carbon bracelet)
10.9000.670/80.R795 (rubber bracelet)

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic
In house Elite skeletonised movement
Silicon escape-wheel and lever
Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 48 hours
Finishing: Special oscillating weight with satin-brushed finish

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre, Central seconds hand, Date indication at 6 o’clock

Case
Material: Carbon
Diameter: 41mm
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked
Hour-markers: Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C3
Hands: Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C3

Bracelet
Full carbon bracelet
Also available on rubber bracelet
Carbon folding buckle

Total watch weight
65 grams

Retail price
19900 CHF on carbon bracelet
11900 CHF on rubber bracelet

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Limited edition

This new, special rendition of the Zenith Pilot Type 20 watch pays tribute to the blueprints of earliest Aeronefs, the earliest aircrafts conceived by the pioneers of flight, most notably Louis Blériot and his Type XI aircraft that he flew across the English Channel. As the preeminent watchmaker that accompanied the earliest aviators, Zenith sought to highlight their ingenuity in a surprising way with the Pilot Type 20 Blueprint.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Limited edition

When looking at a watch’s dial, one tends to pay attention to the colors, the finish, the shape of the hands and markers, the typography of the numerals, without giving much thought the precise calculations and design considerations that go into making it. And yet, each Zenith dial is meticulously thought out and developed, where no detail is left to chance. The designers at the Manufacture sought to highlight this “unseen” aspect of the dial, by incorporating its production plans directly onto it.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Limited edition

The uniquely styled dial of this watch features two parts: a matte blue base with all technical plans and notes used by the dial-maker, and above it a sapphire crystal and a sapphire crystal layer with the usual markers and logo. This creates a captivatingly deep visual effect, where the various markings cast a slight shadow on the blue base and give the impression that they’re hovering above the blueprint dial.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Limited edition

Limited to 250 pieces, the Pilot Type 20 Blueprint remains true to the legacy of Zenith’s ubiquitous Pilot watch. The oversized steel case, finished with a mix of polished and satin-brushed surfaces, features the signature oversized “onion” shaped crown that allows the time to be adjusted even while wearing flight gloves.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Limited edition

The side of the case features a screwed plaque bearing the unique limited edition number of the watch.  Beating inside, the Elite 679 manufacture automatic movement provides a minimum autonomy of 50 hours.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Limited edition

In a nod to the earliest years of aviation, the blue calfskin leather strap recalls the classic shearling leather flight jacket, with rivets and a titanium pin buckle as well as a distinctive tab one would find on a vintage pilot’s helmet.

Technical details

Model: Pilot Type 20 “Blueprint”
Reference: 03.2435.679/51.I012

Movement
Elite 679
Frequency: 28’800VpH (4 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand

Case
Diameter: 45-mm
Material: stainless steel, brushed finish
Case-back engraved with Zenith flying instruments logo, Inspired by the legendary Zenith aviation watches
Water-resistance:10 ATM

Dial
Double layered dial: 1 Blue dial + 1 Sapphire dial
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in white varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1

Strap
Blue calfskin leather strap with rivets, Titanium pin buckle

Edition
Limited edition 250 pieces

Suggested retail price
8400 CHF

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Zenith unveiled the second edition of the ‘Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third’ at the opening of its Ginza Boutique on October 14th, 2020.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition

Zenith Ginza Boutique

The new Ginza location is Zenith’s first flagship boutique to showcase the brand’s new concept, placing storytelling as a central element and offering visitors multisensory experience by unfolding the unique tales of Zenith in new and interactive ways. Ideally situated on Namiki Street in Ginza district, Tokyo’s premier luxury shopping area, the Zenith boutique stands out with its atmosphere as well as the services it provides.

Zenith Ginza Boutique

The new Zenith Ginza Boutique is also the first to host Zenith Icons, a new concept offering the possibility of acquiring a curated selection of iconic and highly sought-after vintage Zenith watches sourced, restored and certified by the Manufacture and sold exclusively at Zenith’s boutiques. Emblematic chronographs can be expected, with all details of each watch’s provenance thoroughly researched and documented by the Manufacture’s Heritage department.

Zenith Ginza Boutique

 

With an archive spanning Zenith’s entire production since its foundation in 1865, as well as a vast inventory of spare parts, Zenith Icons vintage watches are restored in the very same place that they were originally made and using historical components; a feat very few watch manufactures can claim.

Lupin the Third – The Second Chapter

In 2019, Zenith launched the Chronomaster A384 “Lupin The Third”, the brand’s first watch ever made to be inspired by a Japanese anime series. After the overwhelming success of the first series and the fact of a second Zenith watch appearance in the anime series Lupin The Third, Zenith is unveiling the Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition

Limited to 200 pieces, the special series is directly inspired by a second appearance of a Zenith watch in the Lupin The Third anime series, seemingly based on an A384 El Primero chronograph and a testament to its wide-reaching significance in the 1970s. It features a white dial with contrasting black chronograph counters; a so-called “panda” dial as colloquially referred to by watch aficionados.

It comes on the steel ladder bracelet, just as the original A384 did and as depicted in Lupin The Third. The sapphire display back revealing the El Primero chronograph calibre is engraved with a drawing of Daisuke Jigen, the partner of the title character Lupin III.

Zenith Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition

The Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition is exclusively available at the Zenith Ginza Boutique, before making its way to other Zenith boutiques and e-shop as well as its retailers in the coming weeks.

Technical details

Model: Chronomaster Revival Lupin The Third – 2nd Edition
Reference: 03.L384-2.400/07.M384

Movement
El Primero 400 Automatic
Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at nine o’clock
Chronograph: central chronograph hand, 12-hour counter at six o’clock, 30-minute counter at three o’clock
Tachymetric scale
Date indication at 4:30

Case
Diameter: 37-mm
Material: stainless steel
Water-resistance: 5 ATM

Dial
White dial with black-coloured counters
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova® SLN
Hands: Black rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with beige Super-LumiNova® SLN

Bracelet
Stainless steel “ladder” bracelet

Edition
Limited edition of 200 pieces

Price
9400 CHF

Zenith – DEFY 21 Black & White and DEFY Classic Black & White

Zenith expands their DEFY collection by launching Boutique-exclusive Black & White editions of DEFY 21 and DEFY Classic models.

These on-trend reinterpretations of the two most emblematic models in the DEFY collection emphasize their singularly bold architecture through heavily contrasting black and white tones put forth in an enticing manner.

DEFY 21 BLACK & WHITE

Featuring a matte micro-blasted black ceramic case in 44mm for the DEFY 21 and 41mm for the DEFY Classic, the muted finish enhances the sleek lines of the faceted case as it absorbs light rather than reflect it. The two emblematic DEFY pieces are paired with white ceramic bezels for a sharp contrast, giving way to the three dimensional dials of both models.

On the DEFY 21, a white 1/100th of a second scale and 30-minute chronograph counter appear to seemingly float above the blackened movement.

DEFY CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE

On the DEFY Classic, the ultra-modern open dial with a central star motif is given a similar treatment in this Boutique-exclusive edition, with a white flange ring and a blackened symmetrical open dial.

As the finishing touch, a black and white cordura-effect rubber strap completes the theme. For a more understated look, both editions of the DEFY Black & White also come with a second strap in textured black rubber.

The DEFY 21 Black & White and DEFY Classic Black & White are available exclusively at Zenith Boutiques and e-shop from August 31st2020.

Technical details

Model: DEFY 21 BLACK & WHITE
Reference: 49.9007.9004/11.R923

DEFY 21 BLACK & WHITE

Special features
1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
TIME LAB Chronometer certified

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours

Functions
1/100th of a second chronograph functions
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Material: Black matte Ceramic with white ceramic bezel
Diameter: 44mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Strap
Black rubber with white “cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp with Black DLC coating

Price
13900 CHF

Model: DEFY CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE
Reference: 49.9005.670/11.R943

DEFY CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE

Special features
41mm Black Ceramic case
In house Elite skeletonised movement
Silicon escape-wheel and lever

Movement
Elite 670 SK, Automatic.
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 48 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand
Date indication at 6 o’clock

Case
Material: Black matte Ceramic with white ceramic bezel
Diameter: 41mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Black Open-worked
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1

Strap
Black rubber with white “cordura effect” rubber
Titanium double folding clasp with Black DLC coating

Price
8400 CHF

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Pink Edition

Zenith has created its most flamboyantly feminine watch to date, the DEFY 21 Pink Edition featuring the world’s first pink-treated movement. In association with Pink Ribbon Switzerland, Zenith commits to supporting a cause that affects countless women around the world.

Fitting of the DEFY 21’s lightning-fast 1/100th of a second chronograph movement and edgy design, Zenith has created for the first time ever in a mechanical watch an astonishingly pink PVD treated movement in the DEFY 21 Pink Edition.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Pink Edition

Its rose gold case with sharp facets exudes out a different kind of brilliance, with 288 white diamonds of varying sizes perfectly set into the case. The rose gold bezel adds another layer of vivid sparkle, with 44 scintillating baguette-cut pink sapphire stones.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Pink Edition

Echoing the dashing tones of the watch’s exterior, the open black and golden dial reveals the striking metallic pink treated movement, which extends from the dial side right through to the star-shaped oscillating rotor on the back.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Pink Edition

Recognizing the need to spread positivity and hope to countless women around the world who are battling breast cancer, pink takes on another meaning with the DEFY 21 Pink Edition. The Pink Ribbon is the international symbol for those who have been affected by the indiscriminate disease, helping to spread awareness and support for those who need it.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Pink Edition

Zenith will be joining the global Pink Ribbon awareness movement, where a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DEFY 21 Pink Edition will be donated to Pink Ribbon Switzerland.

Zenith will also take part in the 10th Anniversary Pink Ribbon Switzerland Music Gala as an auction partner, to be held on 26th September at the Dolder Grand in Zurich. To lend its support and help raise funds, Zenith will offer a unique execution of this watch, the DEFY 21 “Pink Ribbon” edition, for the charity auction, where all proceeds from the auction sale will finance the VISION I project of SAKK (The Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research), a non-profit organization which has been conducting clinical trials in oncology since 1965 and promises to provide breast cancer patients gentler and better care.

The DEFY 21 Pink Edition will be available at Zenith boutiques and retailers worldwide as of August 2020.

Technical details

Model: Defy El Primero 21 Pink Edition
Reference: 22.9004.9004/73.R598

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic Pink PVD treated movement
Pink colored main plate on movement + Special pink colored oscillating weight with satined finishings
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second
1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz)
TIME LAB Chronometer certified

Functions
1/100th of a second chronograph functions
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Case
Material: Rose gold set with sapphires& diamonds

Gem-setting
Case 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
Carats ~5.00 cts
Bezel 44 VVS pink baguette-cut sapphire ~2.12 cts

Dial
Open-worked with two different-coloured counters
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Hour markers: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1
Hands: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Bracelet
Black Rubber with Pink alligator leather coating
Gold & Titanium double folding clasp

Price
64900 CHF

Zenith Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition

Zenith Friend of the Brand Patrick Mouratoglou is one of the most influential and outspoken coaches in the tennis; training some of the greatest tennis players.

Now, Mouratoglou has formulated his own tennis league, in a totally new and innovative format that seeks to appeal to a younger, more inclusive demographic while emphasizing the sense of entertainment in the sport. Dubbed the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, the tournament was conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of bringing tennis to the masses in an unprecedented format that features a lighter code of conduct, where players can bring out more of their personalities on the court. Zenith is supporting Patrick Mouratoglou in his new endeavour.

To celebrate the debut Ultimate Tennis Showdown tournament and the brand’s close association with Patrick Mouratoglou, Zenith presents DEFY 21 Patrick Mouratoglou edition, a special rendition of its 1/100th of a second chronograph.

Zenith Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition

The DEFY 21 Patrick Mouratoglou edition features a case and bezel crafted in light yet robust carbon, a composite material used in professional tennis rackets, the sleek and sporty chronograph style and performance are not mutually exclusive.

Zenith Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition

The partially open dial with closed chronograph counters are treated in a blue tone, matching the tennis courts of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown tournament. Touches of yellow are applied in the same tone as the ubiquitous tennis ball.

Zenith Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition

For some words of wisdom from the coach himself, the rim of the carbon bezel is engraved and filled in luminescent pigments with a motto Patrick Mouratoglou lives by: “Little details make big difference”.

Zenith Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition

A limited edition of just 50 pieces, the collaborative DEFY 21 Patrick Mouratoglou edition is slated for a commercial release in November 2020 at Zenith Boutiques around the world as well as the Zenith Online Boutique. Those interested can sign up to receive an alert as soon as the watch is available to purchase online.

The winner of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown will be awarded the watch as a commemorative prize. And for the 50 lucky owners of the watch, they will receive the exclusive opportunity to spend one night at the Mouratoglou Academy in the south of France and enjoy a one-on-one training session with Patrick Mouratoglou.

Technical details

Model: Defy 21 Patrick Mouratoglou Edition
Reference: 10.9000.9004/M99.R939

Movement
El Primero 9004 automatic
Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours
Blue colored main plate on movement and rotor
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)
TIME LAB Chronometer certified

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
1/100th of a second chronograph with yellow dots recalling tennis balls
Central chronograph hand – one turn per second
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
60-second counter at 6 o’clock with “M” Mouratoglou logo
Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock

Case
Material: Black carbon case and bezel. Bezel filled with SLN
Bezel adorned with Patrick Mouratoglou’s motto: “Little details make big difference”
This sentence is engraved and filled with SuperLuminova
Pushers and crown in black carbon
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Black with 3 blue colored counters inspired from tennis court.
Touch of yellow on the hand of the 6 o’clock counter and on power reserve indication.
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova SLN

Bracelet
Black rubber with blue “Cordura effect”
Titanium double folding clasp with black carbon head

Price
19500 CHF

Edition
Limited edition of 50 units