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Defy 21 Spectrum




Easily one of the most beloved collections from Zenith is the Defy, with its bold and daring appeal. Now, Zenith unveils the Defy 21 Spectrum watches that offer a few surprises. To begin with, the movement inside is equipped with the brand's revolutionary El Primero 21 mechanical chronograph caliber that times to 1/100th of a second and beats at the ultra-high frequency of 360,000 vibrations per hour. The chronograph hand rotates once per second. Additionally, certain movement components that are visible via the dial are coated in color-coordinated PVD to match the shimmering gemstones set into the stainless steel bezel. Each watch (produced in a spectrum of five colors that represent wavelengths of visible light) is set with 288 VVS quality diamonds on the case, and with 44 baguette-cut gemstones on the bezel. In this ultra-violet version, the stones are amethyst. In total, the watch boasts five carats of diamonds and gemstones. Each colorway is offered in a limited edition of just 10 pieces.


Price ($)35,900
Price range< $100,000
Small Seconds
Water resistance100m
Power reserve range (hours)49 - 72
Power reserve50 hours
Case sizeLarge (>39mm)
Case diameter (mm)44
Case height (mm)15
Case backOpen
Case colourStainless Steel
Case materialStainless Steel
Limited editionLimited edition
Where to buyZenith in Zermatt, Switzerland
CaliberEl Primero 9004

For Zenith, 'Master of Chronographs' is not a title but an unreachable aspiration, as there is no point in time at which technical innovation should cease and the master be crowned. Instead, the company continues to expand its countless list of achievements and innovatively contribute to the advancement of mechanical chronographs.A testament to their ethos, the Zenith Chronomaster Sport features a striking tri-color dial, pump style pushes and a steel bracelet that grants it a sleek and modern appearance while its automatic chronograph movement ensures dependability. The El Primo caliber further flaunts the brand's creativity as the world's first chronograph with automatic high-frequency movement. The Defy Zero G line garners equal repute as it boasts a redesigned Gravity Control movement with an open execution. The hand-crafted dial in mosaic meteorite, venturine glass and grand feu enamel on a gold base gleam to add a fascinating visual dimension as well as technical awe.

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