The DEFY Classic has made its mark as Zenith’s expression of neo-futuristic watchmaking in its purest form. With the DEFY Classic collection in titanium and open dial, its distinguishing features are brought to life from its subtle nuances and the sense of volume it conveys through balanced geometry and a unique, visionary architecture inside and out.
Forged from exceptionally durable and lightweight titanium, the DEFY Classic’s faceted 41mm case features a combination of polished and satin-brushed surfaces, emphasising its geometric and resolutely contemporary case inspired by the original Zenith DEFY collection first launched in the 1970s. The angular silhouette of the case is softened by the perfectly circular bezel that haloes above it.
The centrepiece of the DEFY Classic Titanium’s is its avant-garde open dial. Taking on a stellar form with ultramodern angles, the multi-layered element seamlessly blends the neoteric display with the movement.
In broad daylight, the faceted hands and applied markers appear as one with the complex of the open dial and visible portions of the movement, with their polished ruthenium-treated surfaces gleaming through the darkness for surprisingly easy legibility. In darkness, they emit a subtle glow from the Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 coating.
Visible through the open dial as well as the sapphire case back of the DEFY Classic, the automatic Elite 670 manufacture movement beats unerringly. A staple movement in Zenith’s lineup for decades, the DEFY Classic represents the first time the Elite caliber has been openworked.
Its entire anatomy has been reimagined, not just aesthetically, with its restructured and open bridges with cutting-edge finishing, but also in its performance, as the Elite caliber in the DEFY Classic features a silicon pallet-lever and escape-wheel.
Perfectly integrated with the contours of the case and following the structured lines of the dial and movement, this DEFY Classic Titanium model is fitted with unistructure rubber straps in black, offering sporty, casual elegance and comfort in all situations an urban explorer may encounter.
For more information about this Zenith DEFY Classic Titanium and any other Zenith’s collection, visit your nearest The Time Place boutique.