While the fundamental curiosity for Zenith at the 2020 LVMH Watch Week will be the renewed introduction of the Elite assortment (more on that soon), there will be some more watches presented by the brand, including a few restricted editions dependent on existing models. Some portion of the show is a somewhat gorgeous, present day and secrecy rendition of the Defy 21, coming about because of an association with a British vehicle manufacturer… Meet the new Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Edition.
It isn’t the first run through Zenith collaborates with the celebrated British SUV subject matter expert; past editions depended on Range Rover vehicles, for example, this El Primero , this Chronomaster or this Defy Skeleton . Nonetheless, the fundamental center this year at the British brand isn’t on the rich, field stars that are the Range Rovers, however on the rough, completely upgraded and marginally controversial Land Rover Defender . It along these lines feels normal for Zenith’s 2020 edition to follow the equivalent path.
The base watch for this Land Rover Edition is notable since it is the cutting edge, exceptionally specialized Defy 21 . This strong watch, with its tonneau-molded instance of 44mm, incorporates a profoundly changed form of the amazing El Primero development (more on that later). Frequently introduced in standing out materials from skeletonized developments, the decision was made to have a stealthier, more tough plan to coordinate the 2020 Land Rover Defender.
Monochromatic and matte tones are utilized on this Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Edition. The 44mm case holds its unmistakable shape, with coordinated hauls and faceted casebands, however is currently made in matte dark microblasted titanium – case, caseback, bezel, pushers and crown. Following this style, the tie is a coordinating dim elastic with a square example – note that a second dark texture tie with orange stitchings is likewise remembered for this package.
Regarding the dial, Zenith chooses more carefulness, with a matte dim surface, and a plain dial (no skeletonization here). The markers and engravings are prudently moved, in white for better difference and clarity. Here as well, inconspicuous bits of orange add some tone to the watch. Explicit to the Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Edition is the force save marker, shown in a direct way.
The masterpiece here, much the same as all Defy 21 watches, is the development. In light of the design of the incredible El Primero, it has been profoundly changed to now incorporate two escapements. The first, beating at the customary (in any event for Zenith) 5Hz recurrence or 36,000 vibrations/hour is accountable for the timekeeping part of the watch. The subsequent escapement is accountable for the chronograph and just runs once the pusher has been impelled. It runs at a super-quick 50Hz recurrence or 360,000 vibrations/hour, permitting the Defy 21 to be a 1/100th of a second chronograph watch.
The hyperactive focal seconds hand circumvents the dial once each second in a smooth development and a 100th/s track on the inward rib permits exact counts. The development includes a particular embellishment and a rotor formed like an amalgam wheel of a Land Rover Defender.
The Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Defender Edition (reference 97.9000.9004/01.R787) is a restricted edition of 250 pieces. It will be valued at CHF 13,900.
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