The outsized and masculine Defy Excessive assortment elevated the usual Defy fashions with a bigger, angular case and bolder general design. The most recent variant trades titanium (and optionally available gold) for a fabric that’s synonymous with auto racing – carbon fibre. Zenith is the official timekeeper and founding companion of the world’s first off-road electrical rally racing championship, the Excessive E that debuted in 2021. The brand new carbon fibre Zenith Defy Excessive was impressed by the state-of-the-art, off-road electrical automobiles within the worldwide racing sequence.
The case, pushers and crown are all light-weight, sturdy and aesthetically futuristic carbon fibre. They’ve an summary, random sample in lieu of the extra acquainted twill weave seen on efficiency automobiles and bikes. The monolithic case is available in at 45mm in diameter and 15.4mm in peak and includes a 12-sided micro-blasted titanium ring slightly below the carbon fibre bezel. The pusher protectors/crown guard are additionally titanium. There are sapphire crystals back and front, with the latter built-in into the 12-sided, carbon fibre caseback. Water-resistance is rated at 200 metres.
The marginally tinted sapphire dial is a visible deal with with a partial view of the underlying motion and use of a number of printed colors. Massive, barely overlapping sub-dials monopolize a lot of the house with a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock with blue accents, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock with inexperienced accents and small seconds at 9 o’clock with white accents. The outermost monitor with yellow print permits for a time measurement of 1/100th of a second by way of the central chronograph hand. For those who have been questioning why there’s a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, it’s as a result of the central hand spins as soon as per second as a substitute of as soon as per minute for extremely exact timing. Faceted and rhodium-plated indices are crammed with Tremendous-LumiNova SLN C1, together with the partially open-worked hour and minute arms. An influence reserve indicator sits at 12 o’clock.
Powering the newest Defy Excessive is the superior El Primero 9004 automated. This in-house calibre is as excessive because the watch with two escapements and two barrels. It’s not distinctive to the brand new mannequin, however stays the quickest and most exact automated chronograph motion. It has a high-beat of 36,000vph (5Hz) for the time escapement and 360,000vph (50Hz) for the chronograph escapement. Twin barrels enable for a 50-hour energy reserve for time and roughly one hour of steady timing by way of the chronograph. Timing could be measured to 1/100th of a second with the central chronograph hand. The motion has 53 jewels and is a certified-chronometer by Time Lab. The rotor has a black therapy and is formed as an open-worked Zenith star.
The Zenith Defy Excessive Carbon Fibre comes with a black or pink rubber strap with a titanium triple folding clasp (with black DLC coating). There’s a further black Velcro strap with a carbon buckle. The value is CHF 24,900 and it’s not a particular version, however particular editions can be launched for upcoming Excessive E races beginning with the DESERT X Prix in Saudi Arabia in February 2022. For extra info, please go to www.zenith-watches.com.