Zenith Defy El Primero 21

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 is a chronograph with a display of hundredths of a second. The case has a diameter of 44 mm. It hides the clockwork, El Primero 9004, which is operated via automatic winding. All in all, a whopping 293 components are installed in this luxury chronograph. Convincing technical details: the Zenith Defy El Primero 21 has a power reserve of at least 50 hours. The movement operates at a frequency of a full 36,000 vibrations per hour.

» Continue reading

Currently available Zenith Defy El Primero 21 watches

You couldn't find your dream watch? We're here to help!

Extremely practical displays on the dial

In addition to the precise display of hundredths of seconds, the timepiece has a central chronograph indicator, a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock as well as a 60-second counter at 6 o'clock. The power reserve indicator at the 12 o'clock position is also very practical. At one glance, you know how long the Zenith Defy El Primero will keep ticking thanks to the clever technology. The case is made of brushed titanium and features water resistance up to 10 ATM. The dial is nobly skeletonized. The precious chronograph is attached to a strap made of black rubber, with a coating of alligator leather. It is closed with a double-folding clasp, also made of titanium.

More than 300 patents in 150 years

The Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith was founded over 150 years ago by the young Georges Favre-Jacot. Since then the manufacture has played a pioneering role in the production of complex timepieces. The company has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the art of watchmaking and has been able to register more than 300 patents. Wristwatches, pocket watches, but also on-board instruments were produced by Zenith. The Zenith caliber El Primero, which was released in 1969, became one of the greatest legends in watch history. It impresses with a frequency of no less than 36,000 vibrations per hour. In addition, this caliber was the world's first integrated chronograph with automatic winding.