LVMH Watch Week Dubai 2020 (an exclusive showcase dedicated to the LVMH watchmaking maisons including Bulgari, Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith) is happening right now and we can confidently tell you that 2020 is shaping up to be a really good one for Zenith and we mean ‘Really Good’. Just hours ago, Zenith unveiled a slew of new timepieces including two new limited editions, part of the highly innovative DEFY 21 series… The DEFY 21 Carl Cox and Defy 21 Land Rover Edition. Allow us to acquaint you…
DEFY 21 Carl Cox
The new 200 piece limited edition DEFY 21 Carl Cox is a watch dedicated to Zenith’s newest Friend of the Brand and world-renowned DJ and producer Carl Cox. An undisputed living legend in electronic music and specifically “techno”, Carl Cox is credited with bringing his craft to new heights and his unique sound to a global audience. Superbly crafted in Carbon (this includes the case, pushers, crown and buckle head), the watch is powered by a COSC-certified El Primero 9004 1/100th of a second chronograph movement. This magnificent movement provides the wearer with a minimum power reserve of 50 hours. The carbon fiber bezel, skeletonised dial and subtle touches of red add to the modern / futuristic appeal. For a very personal touch by Carl Cox, the open dial keeps the beat pumping with a rotating disk shaped like a vinyl record at 9 o’clock, serving as a running seconds indicator. The DEFY 21 Carl Cox is fitted with a red Cordura-effect strap with Super-LumiNova contrast stitching.
DEFY 21 CARL COX EDITION Reference: 10.9001.9004/99.R941 Key points: Full carbon model: case, pushers, crown and buckle head Carbon bezel with SuperLuminova. 1/100th of a second chronograph movement. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz);1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). TIME LAB Chronometer certified. Limited edition of 200 units Movement : El Primero 9004 automatic Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz) Power reserve approx. 50 hours Black colored main plate on movement Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. Special rotating small second disc at 9 o’clock. 1/100th of a second chronograph : Central chronograph hand – one turn per second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock Price 19500 CHF Material: Black carbon Water resistance: 10 ATM Dial: Matt black Hour markers: Black ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLumiNova Black SLN Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova Black SLN Bracelet & Buckle: Black Rubber with red “Cordura effect” & Super-LumiNova stitchings. Titanium double folding buckle with black carbon head.
Defy 21 Land Rover Edition
Coinciding with the release of the next-generation Land Rover Defender, a total redesign of the emblematic, all-terrain vehicle with its most significant evolution to date, Zenith and the famed British carmaker are reinforcing their partnership with their most original collaborative watch to date: the DEFY 21 Land Rover Edition. What we have here is a case crafted from Microblasted Titanium complemented by a deep grey dial. The redesigned display features for the first time in a DEFY 21 a linear power reserve window, with the slightest touches of color for legibility. This edition is a rugged and stealthy reinterpretation of the 21st century El Primero high-frequency chronograph, embodying the resilient spirit of the new Land Rover Defender that combines the ultimate in ruggedness and comfort. The new Defy 21 Land Rover Edition is powered by a COSC-certified El Primero 9004 1/100th of a second chronograph movement and comes with a Grey Rubber “Adventure” strap and an additional “Country” fabric effect strap.
DEFY 21 LAND ROVER EDITION Reference: 97.9000.9004/01.R787 Key points: Tribute to the legendary Defender. 1/100th of a second chronograph movement. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz); 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). Special linear power reserve indicator. TIME LAB Chronometer certified. Limited edition of 250 units Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz) Power reserve approx. 50 hours Functions : 1/100th of a second chronograph functions. Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock. Hours and minutes in the centre. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock Price 13900 CHF Material: Microblasted Titanium Water resistance: 10 ATM Dial: Special matt grey dial with special power reserve indicator Hour markers: transferred and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3 Hands Special anthracite hands, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C3 Bracelet & Buckle: Grey Rubber “Adventure”. Comes with an additional “Country” fabric effect strap. Microblasted titanium double folding buckle