Just in time for the holiday season, Zenith unveils a number of high jewelry editions of two of its most emblematic pieces from the DEFY Collection, The DEFY El Primero and DEFY Classic.
A jewelled interpretation of a modern chronograph icon
Let’s start with the DEFY El Primero 21. This stealthy El Primero is already known for its unrivalled 100th of a second chronograph movement, so why not push the boundaries further with the aesthetics? With a rose gold case entirely set with brilliant cut white diamonds and a bezel set with baguette cut diamonds, this rendition of the DEFY El Primero 21 turns the exceptional into outstanding.
If you thought that was astounding, look at its rainbow rendition. The DEFY El Primero 21 High Jewelry Rainbow is as joyfully festive as it is an enchanting combination of watchmaking and gem-setting prowess coming seamlessly together. This one here definitely caught our attention.
With a rose gold case, the snow-set white diamonds sparkle in a seemingly random pattern as the bezel takes on a vibrant “rainbow” treatment, where 44 baguette-cut sapphires are meticulously picked and arranged in a progressive colour scheme that spans the entire visible light spectrum. This rainbow effect continues on to the open dial, where the hour markers are set with sapphires matching those on the bezel.
A skeleton with an alluring twist
Perfectly proportioned, boasting a uniquely conceived open dial and movement, the DEFY Classic has all the makings of the perfect daily companion. Making this modern icon even more outstanding is the DEFY Classic High Jewelry, with a titanium case set with brilliant cut-diamonds and baguette diamonds on the bezel. This bejewelled edition retains the signature Zenith blue touches throughout, from the dial to the rubber and alligator leather strap.
The DEFY Classic High Jewelry is also available with a fun pop of colour to add to the festive season – The DEFY Classic High Jewelry Rainbow. White being the combination of most colours, it serves as a perfect backdrop for the rainbow effect on the DEFY Classic, with 48 unique baguette cut sapphires on the bezel arranged by colour graduation, complemented by brilliant white diamonds on the titanium case for the perfect scintillating touch.
These rare gem-set versions of the DEFY collection will make their way to Zenith boutiques and retailers around the world from October 2019 and are sure to make it to the top of your Christmas wish-lists.