What ought to observe after gradient brown and burgundy purple? Effectively, within the case of Zenith and the funky Defy Revival, it’s gradient turquoise-blue in fact! Simply as we prompt after we confirmed you the non-limited burgundy purple version, it’s not shocking extra colors are following the success of the primary one. And with a design straight from 1969, this enjoyable sequence of watches are rather more than only a assortment of Defy A36XX-impressed fashions. This third act is as soon as once more an especially devoted recreation of the earliest Defy fashions with just about the one departure from the unique being a contemporary motion. And with that, we take a primary have a look at this new Zenith Defy Revival Boutique Version A3690.
This new reference follows the design of the restricted version Defy Revival A3642 from final 12 months, and the non-limited version A3691 launched throughout the LVMH Watch Week 2023 a few weeks in the past. What which means is that we as soon as extra have a strong, edgy chrome steel case of 37mm in diameter and 13.6mm in top created utilizing the manufacturing plans of the unique Defy A36XX watches from 1969. So in essence, every little thing is identical because it was 54 years in the past. And the place the unique Defy was usually described as “The Robust Man”, the fashionable equal doesn’t fall quick in robustness both, because it additionally has a 300m water-resistance score.
The design may be very ‘retro’ in fact, with its angular case and scalloped edges, 14-sided tetradecagonal bezel and contrasting ending. That is by far the most important a part of the watch’s attraction, though it may be a smidge an excessive amount of for some. But it surely doesn’t finish with simply the outside, as every little thing seen beneath the entrance crystal can be very correct to the 1969 unique.
Following the aforementioned gradient brown and purple dials Zenith launched beforehand, this gradient turquoise-blue execution is a color discovered within the unique Defy A3690 as effectively (see above). The distinctive form of the utilized faceted hour markers is highlighted by the polished ridges. Discreet dots of luminous materials look precisely the identical as they did again within the Defy’s early days, which additionally goes for the printed white observe on the surface fringe of the dial. The fingers aren’t any exception as effectively, and regardless of the very fact it’s at all times a subject for debate, the position of the date window between the 4th and fifth hour marker can be correct.
Firstly of the article we already talked about the most important change on this trendy Defy Revival A36XX sequence is the selection of motion and the very fact it’s now seen because of a sapphire crystal caseback. As a substitute of, let’s say utilizing classic NOS actions present in Zenith’s archives, this contemporary recreation packs the Zenith Elite 670 automated. This ultra-thin motion beats at a charge of 28,800vph and delivers 50 hours of energy reserve. The ending may be very properly achieved, with Côtes de Genève and round graining, and it’s topped with a central rotor in typical Zenith model.
Identical to its two siblings, this Zenith Defy Revival Boutique Version A3690 comes on a chrome steel ladder bracelet impressed by those made well-known by Homosexual Frères, secured to the wrist with a folding clasp. It’s a non-limited version however, as anticipated with such a reputation, it’s solely accessible via Zenith’s boutiques and its on-line e-Commerce boutique. The value is ready at CHF 6,900, which is on par with the opposite two.
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