The Defy collection is the embodiment of Zenith’s horological complexity, including the iconic high-frequency Defy El Primero 21 and the Defy Lab, the world’s most accurate mechanical watch thanks to its monocrystalline silicon oscillator. This year, the Defy appears as a full collection, including the Defy Zero G, with gyroscopic “Gravity Control.” The device, fitted here into a skeletonized version of Zenith’s high-frequency El Primero calibre, cancels the effects of gravity by maintaining the regulating organ and balance in a horizontal position. The spherical system is composed of 139 tiny components, which have been redesigned to reduce the module’s dimensions by 70%. This enables it to fit between the two flat sapphire crystals of the Defy case. The 44 mm case is brushed titanium.
Brushed titanium, 44 mm diameter, thickness 14.85 mm, transparent sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. Water resistant to 100 metres (10 bar/330 ft)
Openworked with contrasting offset hour and minute counter, rhodium-plated hands and hour markers coated with Super-LumiNova SLN C1
Mechanical hand-wound, Zenith El Primero calibre 8812 S, 324 components, 36,000 vib/h (5Hz), platinum counterweight of the gyroscopic system, 50-hour power reserve
Offset hours and minutes, small seconds, self-regulating Gravity Control module, power reserve indicator
Brushed titanium bracelet or black rubber with blue alligator leather coating