Presentation – Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Version

Whereas Zenith's foremost novelty at LVMH Watch Week 2020 would be the reintroduction of the Elite assortment (extra particulars quickly), there might be different watches launched by the model, together with a number of restricted editions based mostly on current fashions. A part of the present is a quite lovely, trendy and stealthy model of the Defy 21, stemming from a partnership with a British automobile producer … Uncover the brand new Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Version.

It isn’t the primary time that Zenith has teamed up with the well-known British specialist in SUVs; earlier editions had been based mostly on Vary Rover automobiles, similar to this El Primero, this Chronomaster or this Defy Skeleton. Nonetheless, the British model shouldn’t be focusing this 12 months on the posh marketing campaign stars which might be the Vary Rover, however on the strong, utterly redesigned and barely controversial Land Rover Defender. So it appears pure that the 2020 version of Zenith ought to observe the identical path.

The Land Rover Defender 2020… Utterly new, utterly redesigned, a lot mentioned…

The essential watch of this Land Rover version is well-known as a result of it’s the trendy and really technical Defy 21. 44 mm case, incorporates a deeply modified model of the legendary El Primero motion (extra on this later). Usually offered in supplies contrasted with skeletonized actions, the selection was made to have a extra stealthy and strong design to match the Land Rover Defender 2020.

Monochromatic and mat tones are used on this Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Version. The 44 mm case retains its distinct form, with built-in horns and faceted bands, however is now designed in matt grey ceramic – case, case again, bezel, pushers and crown. Following this type, the bracelet is an identical grey rubber with a sq. sample – observe that a second grey material bracelet with orange stitching can be included on this bundle.

Relating to the dial, Zenith opts for extra discretion, with a matt grey floor, and a plain dial (no skeleton right here). The markers and inscriptions are discreetly transferred, in white for higher distinction and readability. Right here too, delicate touches of orange add colour to the watch. Particular to the Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Version is the facility reserve indicator, displayed linearly.

The resistance right here, like all Defy 21 watches, is motion. Based mostly on the structure of the legendary El Primero, it has been deeply remodeled to now combine two exhausts. The primary, beating on the conventional frequency (a minimum of for Zenith) 5Hz or 36,000 vibrations / hour is answerable for the timing a part of the watch. The second escapement is answerable for the chronograph and solely works as soon as the pusher is pressed. It operates at an ultra-fast frequency of 50 Hz or 360,000 vibrations / hour, which permits the Defy 21 to be a 1 / 100th second chronograph watch.

The overactive central seconds hand circles the dial as soon as per second in a fluid motion and a 100th / s observe on the inside flange permits exact calculations. The motion has a particular ornament and a rotor within the type of an alloy wheel of a Land Rover Defender.

The Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Version (reference 97.9000.9004 / 01.R787) is a restricted version of 250 copies. Its value might be CHF 13,900 .

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