Founded in the year 1865 by Georges Favre-Jacot, the Zenith is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that is known for its excellent design and construction. Its Zenith Defy collection radiates innovation and style that has been derived from its typical standards of Zenith watches. This Zenith watch comprises of bold aesthetics, that brings out its extraordinary qualities.
Zenith’s popularity grew in Italy where people have a fine sense of understanding about designs. The day Zenith Defy was launched, it was tagged as "Il casa forte del tempo" the "safe of time". This approach and perception of an accurate timekeeper housed in a reliable fortress of a case illustrate the Zenith watch precisely.
History of Zenith Defy
The Zenith Defy has been produced in a wide range of selection and is available in interesting designs. Two of the most admired cases of this model is its octagonal case and the tonneau case.
Both of these Zenith watch cases feature a screwed in domed mineral crystal along with beveled edges as well as are equipped with a screw back and a screwed down crown. The case size of the octagonal case is 37 mm and is presented on a Gay Freres ladder type bracelet, whereas, the tonneau's case size measures 39 mm. The Zenith watch features a bracelet design which is semi-integrated that resembles a thick armored plate.
The Zenith Defy watches were armed with the movement 2562 PC which could high beat up to 28,800bph. It also comes with a date window that is placed at its 4 o clock and is set in a thick rubber housing inside the case so as to give it the feature of being shock resistant.
There are a number of dial combinations when it comes to the Zenith Defy collection and the one that is held in common is its coffee colored gradient which is equipped with large squared applied markers. The rare ones are presented in the same gradient design but are colored in red or turquoise. The hands of the Zenith watch have been modified into a dauphine style along with an orange luminous paddle on the second hand.
Extending line of the time-only Defy, Zenith presented the Defy as an Zenith El Primero automatic chronograph, as well and these were available under the references - A781 (in red color), A782 (in turquoise color), and A783 (in silver color along with blue subs).
The case design of these Zenith watches reached its apex with the introduction of Espada which is also available under the name Movado Astronic. This features an exceptional 3019PHF which can further be translated into a high beat, unified automatic chronograph along with a triple date and moon phase. It is not only one of the finest movements but is also one of the finest case designs that have ever been created in the golden age of mechanical watches.
The Zenith Defy were usually made available in stainless steel, with a Deluxe model sold in 18K that can be attained in either tonneau and octagonal cases whereas, the Zenith Defy El Primeros is also available in solid 18k.
Now let’s take a quick view at some of its recent releases along with its distinctive models.
Zenith Defy Classic
The classic collection by Zenith Defy exclusively promotes the sports watch that has been equipped with a masculine spirit and has an athletic construction along with a bold bezel. The dial of these Zenith watches is adorned with a unique guilloche dial which perfectly fits well with its guilloche patterned bracelet links. The latest addition to the Zenith Defy Classic took place at the 2018 Baselworld. Two versions of this model were released with a case size of 41 mm and were brushed in titanium which is further accompanied by an integrated titanium bracelet. These Zenith watches are pretty comfortable on the wrist as they do not contain any sharp edges. The combination of a lightweight titanium case along with a unified strap or bracelet is what makes this Zenith watch wearable, as well as makes it count in the list of a satisfied sports watch.
The two versions of this Zenith watch are highly different from each other, while one is presented in blue dial with sunburst brushing, the other one features a skeletonized dial and movement along with some enticing touches. The dial has been given the shape of a star which evokes the brand's logo. Thus, it offers a watch that is not only sporty but has also topped the list of Zenith skeleton watches.
Zenith Defy El Primero 21
The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 was released at the 2017 Baselworld, along with its new movements, it has also acquired new looks. The case size of its dial measures 44mm x 14.5mm and sits nicely on the wrist with sharply tapered lugs that do not make this Zenith watch feel as big as it is. One of its version is Zenith El Primero skeleton, which is an ideal Zenith men's watch that is just state of the art timepiece.
The Zenith Defy collection has been combined with unique designs and possess a strong character. Various Zenith watch models embody the exciting spirit and philosophy of the Zenith brand. With a clear case back, the Zenith watches allow for insight into the art of watchmaking, hence add them to your watch collection if you are a watch lover as it allows you to not only admire its beauty, but also its unique mechanism.