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Defying the Tradition

The newest version of the Zenith Defy collection redefines the art of watchmaking

Zenith once again revolutionized the watchmaking through the latest edition of their DEFY collection. The DEFY Inventor offers superlative technical performance and a modern aesthetic composed of cutting-edge materials. With its chronometric precision, this avant-garde three-hand watch is now series-produced, and stylized to appeal to urban aesthetes. A brief reminder of its outstanding assets. With its new disruptive “Zenith Oscillator” control system, the brand with the guiding star is revolutionizing mechanical watchmaking. The innovation provides the timepiece with increased reliability, given that this unique ultra-thin element (0.5 mm) replaces the thirty or so components of a standard regulating organ and thus eliminates contact, friction, wear and deformation; and secondly, stability, since it is made of monocrystalline silicon and therefore insensitive to temperature variations and magnetic fields. In addition, its escape-wheel is made of flexible blades, a first in the watch industry.

These exceptional qualities are triple certified: for magnetic insensitivity, thermal insensitivity, and chronometric precision. The heart of the chronometer in encased in a sophisticated open-worked construction. Carved out from ultra-light materials: brushed titanium for the 44 mm diameter case, Aeronith for the textured bezel. The material of the case is the lightest aluminum composite in the world was developed using an exclusive high-tech process. Three times lighter than titanium, made of open-pore aluminum foam, stiffened with a polymer, while asserting a unique modern style. The equally airy open-worked dial forms a stylized propeller, of which the five ‘blades/branches’ evoke the Zenith star. Broad hours and minutes hands sweep over the mechanism, while a slender star-tipped central sweep-seconds hand, equipped with a stop-seconds system enabling ultra-accurate adjustment, marks off the seconds. In an ultimate touch of futuristic sophistication, the iconic DEFY Inventor is secured to the wrist by a black rubber strap with a midnight blue alligator coating.