ZENITH has been showcasing its Defy collection as a platform for the brand’s renewed emphasis on advanced technology and materials, including its single-piece oscillator that beats at an extremely high frequency of 18Hz or 129,600 vph, compared to the usual 4 Hz or 28,800 vph. This year, the watch with the super-oscillator is no longer a limited edition concept and will be produced in a run of several hundred pieces. The revolutionary single-piece oscillator replaces the traditional 30-piece standard regulating organ, and is made of silicon. The case is made of lightweight titanium and the textured bezel is made of Aeronith, an aluminium-polymer composite that is three-times lighter than titanium. The dial is openworked to resemble a stylised propeller, with blades evoking the ZENITH star.
Titanium, 44 mm diameter x 14.5 mm thickness, with aeronith bezel, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, sapphire crystal caseback, water resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165ft).
Blue openworked, with rhodium-plated faceted hands and hour markers coated with Super-LumiNova, star-tipped central sweep seconds.
Mechanical automatic Caliber 9100 with monolithic regulating organ made of silicon, 129,600 vph, with a stop-seconds system for greater accuracy, lubricant-free, impervious to magnetic fields, temperature insensitive, chronometer certified, 50-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, central seconds with stop-second mechanism.
Black rubber, with midnight blue alligator coating, titanium double folding clasp.