The Resurrection of Defy Classic

After its first appearance in Baselworld 2017, Zenith Defy Collection has been hailed as one of the brands most impressive models and time appears to be consolidating its place among current production pieces. Now, the Defy collection returns in a black ceramic option. 

Style and substance come together seamlessly in the new Zenith Defy Classic Black Ceramic, marking the first time the ultra-hard and inherently black material makes its way to the Defy Classic collection. With an intriguing display of micro-mechanics and the kind of superlative performance that has become synonymous with the Zenith manufacture, the Defy Classic Black Ceramic resonates with the style-conscious urbanite.

Mounted to the 41mm case is a raised circular bezel made of black zirconium oxide ceramic set on a slightly angular tonneau-shape. The surface of the bezel has been satin-brushed, while the sides have been polished to provide enhanced contrasts. Emphasizing its geometric, contemporary case inspired by the original Zenith DEFY collection first launched in the 1970s.

It comes equipped with a riveted setting-crown. All topped by a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, while also assisting with water-resistance being able to reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).

Time is exhibited on a black skeletonized dial with large rectangular ruthenium-plated hour index markers, while on the inner-flange we have a series of white printed second’s markers,

and slightly longer minute markers. With ultramodern angles, the multi-layered element seamlessly blends the display with the movement.

The central hands are also ruthenium-plated and have been facetted, along with the hour index markers, so they could slightly contrast among the overall dark color scheme that characterizes this dial. Visible through the open dial as well as sapphire case back of this watch, is the automatic Elite 670 manufacture movement with power reserve up to 50 hours. It’s the first time the Elite caliber has been open-worked.

Perfectly integrated with the contours of the case and following the structured lines of the dial and movement, the Defy Classic Black Ceramic is fitted with a black unistructure rubber strap, offering sporty, casual elegance and comfort in all situations an urban explorer may encounter.

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