Designed for extreme performance
The Zenith Defy El Primero, for example, can stop 21 times even more precisely. The wristwatch model, which was presented at Baselworld 2017, is capable of stopping hundredths of a second precisely. However, top performances of this kind can only be achieved with an extraordinary caliber. Zenith has therefore developed an innovative calibre equipped with two independent escapement and oscillation systems. One is responsible for the time display in the Zenith Defy. As is usual with the El Primero caliber, the balance frequency is 36,000 A/h here. The second is used for the chronograph function and has a balance frequency of 360,000 A/h, which corresponds to 50 Hz. With this caliber, Zenith has introduced something very special to the luxury watch market.
Distinctive luxury watches from Le Locle/Switzerland
The Zenith Defy collection was launched in the late 1960s. The Defy series generally consists of tough, highly durable wristwatches that are shockproof and waterproof. Special models are, for example, the Defy-Xtreme chronographs. These are extravagantly designed wristwatches that have a time stop function and are water-resistant to a maximum of 1,000 metres (100 bar).