More than living up to its name, Zenith has, without a doubt taken haute horlogerie to the next level with its new Defy Zero G timepiece at Baselworld 2018 this week.
Laws of Nature – The New Zenith Defy Zero G at Baselworld 2018
The ‘G’ stands for Gravity, and as the name suggests, this exquisite horological masterpiece is designed with patented ‘Gravity Control’ technology which completely negates the effect of gravity on the watch.
Zenith’s patented ‘Gravity Control’ technology takes center stage at 6 o’clock as a gyroscopic module that has been scaled down by 70% from its earlier iteration thereby maintaining the 44mm case at a relatively sleek 14.85mm thickness.
The ‘Gravity Control’ gyroscopic module works to maintain the delicate regulating mechanism of the movement in a horizontal position, irrespective of any movement or change in orientation of the wearer’s wrist. This serves to counter the effects of gravity on the watch and improve its efficiency.
More than Mechanics
The skeletonized dial provides an unfettered view of the black-rhodium treated manufacture El Primero movement, which strikes a distinct contrast to the 5-pointed Zenith star motif subtly depicted by thin branches in the same metal as the watch’s case.
The off-set hours and minutes appear towards 12 o’clock surrounded by a blue ring while the small seconds and power-reserve indicators are shown on subdials between 9 and 10 o’clock and 2 and 3 o’clock respectively.
Apart from its stellar mechanical accomplishments, the Zenith Defy Zero G also packs an aesthetic punch. Available in either rose gold or titanium models, with the option of a matching metal bracelet or a rubber strap coated in blue alligator leather, the timepiece is an impressive sight to behold.