Zenith introduced two new versions of the Defy Classic, some timepieces that are more affordable and more entry level than the 2017’s innovative and higher range Defy El Primero 21 and Defy Lab. These new watches offer a beautiful sunburst blue dial and openworked dial that certainly will be loved by those who longed for the Defy Lab. The pricing on these new pieces is so attractive and competitive allowing those who have longed for the brand collection to own their own.
The case is crafted at 41mm wide and done in an exquisite brushed titanium. While the brand has always been aligned with chronographs and certainly famous for the El Primero movement, and the impact on horological history for being the first automatic chronograph, most everyday folks just want a great luxury watch with versatility and precision. The greatest aspect of these two new timepieces is they really ‘defy’ the odds in a category heavily populated by other brands like Rolex, Omega, Cartier and others. While they might not be exactly the same timepieces, they do compete for the same demographic.
The openworked Zenith Defy Classic Wrist Watch is such a remarkable timepiece that is crafted to look a lot more expensive than it actually is and is also designed with a symmetrical dial, high legibility, and a movement that is beyond amazing. The Elite 670 SK movement has been used in the brands other Elite and Ultra Thin timepieces, and operates at 28,800 vph and is equipped with a 48 hour power reserve. The brand has also added a silicone lever escape wheel to the movement and with a 3.88mm thickness for the movement, the 10.75mm case is slim, sleek and sporty.
The Zenith Defy Classic Wrist Watch timepieces really deliver two watches that can work for those who like a bold design and those that are more demure. The aesthetic tastes that these timepieces bring to finish just add another level of elegance or ease for the buyer. The titanium bracelet, a rubber strap or the rubber with alligator leather, each provide a fit for the timepieces, allowing you to choose what works best for your wrist. While the watches are sporty, the bracelet can add a little more dressy feel, and still allow you to match your lifestyle.
The timepieces are a great mix of modern, sporty and success. They take the horological world to a new place, opening the door for everyone to enjoy exquisite timepieces with precision, elegance and under five figures. That alone provides the opportunity for so many to enjoy a high-quality timepiece from a brand that was not always affordable.