A year ago, at Baselworld 2017, Zenith made part of buzz introducing another hundredths of a second El Primero chronograph development, the Defy El Primero 21 .
After the basic commitment to the chronograph history with the high recurrence (5 Hz or 36,000 vibrations each hour) El Primero dispatched in 1969, Zenith took a monster jump with another type beating at the super high recurrence of 50 Hz (360,000 vibrations each hour), multiple times quicker and more exact than its archetype.
This in-house made development is outfitted with its own licensed equilibrium springs made of Carbon-Matrix Carbon Nanotube composite. The outstanding physical and mechanical properties of this offset springs with its graphene framework render it uncaring toward temperature and to the impact of attractive fields, well past the known 15,000 Gauss standard, accordingly ensuring superior accuracy taking all things together states of utilization.
Performed through a crown with two situations (for winding and time-setting), manual twisting works in the two ways: clockwise for the chronograph, counterclockwise for the watch. 25 turns of the crown are sufficient to acquire a 100% charge of the chronograph barrel. A wavering load with a star-formed openworked swaying weight handles single direction programmed twisting of the watch work.
Outlined by a 44 mm case accessible in different materials, the shut or openworked dial of the Defy El Primero 21 highlights an inward bezel bearing a scale moved on from 1 to 100 around which a 1/100th of a recycled clears at a lightning velocity of one turn each second.
In 2018, Zenith is dispatching a few new understandings of this bleeding edge chronograph. We list below some of them. All models are water impervious to 100 meters/330 feet.
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Blue
Intended to satisfy the numerous admirers of the blue tone, this Defy El Primero 21 model is portrayed by an outwardly striking blue mainplate. Blue is likewise the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock while the 60-second counter at 6 o’clock is dark. The openworked dial likewise shows a chronograph power-save sign at 12 o’clock also little seconds at 9 o’clock. Rhodium-plated hour markers and hands coordinate the shade of the sparkling titanium case.
The Defy El Primero 21 Blue offers three alternatives to tie down the watch to the wrist: a graceful blue elastic tie, a dark elastic lash covered with a blue croc cowhide covering or a super light titanium bracelet. Every one of them with a titanium twofold collapsing catch.
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Midnight Black Ceramic
The night-dark earthenware instance of this model gives an incredible complement to the openworked dial animated by smooth ruthenium-plated hour-markers and hands and including a chronograph power-save sign at 12 o’clock, hours and minutes in the middle, little seconds at 9 o’clock, dark 60-second counter at 6 o’clock and a particular blue 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
The Defy El Primero 21 Midnight Black Ceramic can be coordinated to a comfortable dark elastic tie with a coordinating dark DLC-covered titanium twofold collapsing fasten, a complex dark elastic lash covered by dark gator calfskin or a delightfully refined dark ceramic bracelet.
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Rose Gold
The warm sparkle of rose gold gives a dash of elegance to a famously energetic model.
Coordinating gold-plated hour-markers and hands clear around the dark openworked dial highlighting a dark 60-second counter at 6 o’clock and an unmistakable blue 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
The Defy El Primero 21 Rose Gold comes with a decision of a dark elastic lash covered with earthy colored gator cowhide or a rose gold bracelet, both with a gold and titanium twofold collapsing catch.
Costs of the new models with openworked dials start at Euro 11,100 in titanium, Euro 12,100 in dark fired or Euro 26,900 in rose gold. zenithwatches.com