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The DEFY CLASSIC collection is amazing. Its virile silhouette, dynamic lines and elegant power suggest a particular lifestyle: the GT Coupé in the garage, the yacht in the marina, and the private jet at the airport.

Defy Classic Open
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Defy Classic Open
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Defy Classic Chrono Aero
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Defy Classic Chrono Aero
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Defy Classic

A particular lifestyle: the GT Coupé in the garage, the yacht in the marina, and the private jet at the airport

The Watch Quote™ - November 25th, 2006



There are four models in this collection, each of which comes with an asphalt black or white metal face the pattern of which is repeated on the central link of the steel bracelet and on the oscillating weight made of tungsten. Water-resistant to 300 m, yet all the models have a sapphire glass base.



The DEFY CLASSIC OPEN comes with a new version of the harmonic El Primero calibre, the SC 4021. The movement’s oscillations at the rate of 36,000 vibrations per hour can be seen through the window in the dial. Each detail has been well thought out: the power reserve with its indicator, the applied indexes, the open-work luminous hands.



The DEFY CLASSIC CHRONO AERO is a 4000 SC El Primero chronograph, with three counters, in which the use of colours – inspired by aviation – guarantees maximum in-flight readability.

The DEFY CLASSIC POWER RESERVE has an Elite 685 SC movement, which displays a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and a power reserve indicator, which looks like a dashboard counter.

The DEFY CLASSIC HMS, the most refined version, houses the Elite 680 SC calibre, with a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the date indication at 3 o’clock magnified by a lens.


Defy Classic HMS
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Defy Classic HMS
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Defy Classic Power Reserve
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Defy Classic Power Reserve
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The world is changing, and so is Zenith!

The Manufacture is now launching a collection of sport-chic watches – DEFY – and has thus reconnected with its recent past of excellence and records in chronometry. An unusual design, an avant-garde technology, a unique style, an outstanding performance... truly a revolution in both aesthetic and mechanical design. Power, virility, modernity, he who wears it has a racy lifestyle.



Designed like a racing car, the new DEFY makes a powerful statement with its muscle-bound chassis, its racy profile, and athletic build. On the wrist it is impressive and compelling, thanks also to the different watch diameters, which vary according to the movement: 46.5 mm for the El Primero chronograph or 43 mm for the Elite series. Everything is geared to making the watch stand out and be different: from the decorative screw heads in the rotating bezel, to the articulated stainless steel bracelet. It is to watchmaking what the Formula 1 is to the automobile industry: focused high-tech at the service of pure emotion.



A combination of innovative materials equips these timepieces with a movement and a case body intended for use under extreme conditions: unbreakable, able to withstand high temperatures and pressure. They are the product of three years of R & D into the associated physical and chemical properties of these materials. The result is Zenithium, an exclusive ultralight, ultraresistant alloy, from which bridges of the movements are made.



The DEFY CLASSIC collection is already amazing. Its virile silhouette, dynamic lines and elegant power suggest a particular lifestyle: the GT Coupé in the garage, the yacht in the marina, and the private jet at the airport. But Zenith has hit home even harder. Designed by a fearless and unfettered imagination the DEFY XTREME collection cannot be described, it must be experienced. It is an uncaged thoroughbred, an angry beast, aggressive, wild, extravagant, out of this world.

Zenith Defy Classic Open



Caliber:El Primero 4021 SC
Automatic chronograph movement with harmonic plate
13``` caliber. Diameter 30 mm. Height : 7.75 mm. 248 components.
Chronograph bridge, balance & pallet cocks in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
39 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Full tungsten oscillating weight with guilloché pattern
Functions:Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock with a 3-branched hand
Power reserve indicator from hour axis
Central seconds-hand
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Case:Brushed stainless steel case. Diameter: 46.5 mm
Screw-in push buttons with specific guilloche pattern
Screw-in crown engraved with ZENITH star
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel, with stainless steel decorative screw-heads & satin-finished cone-shaped indexes
Transparent sapphire case back
Screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 300 meters
Dial:Silver or black fully guilloché dial
Opening at 10 o’clock revealing heart of 4021 SC El Primero caliber
Applied rhodium numerals and indexes
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 3 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Hands:Rhodium-plated faceted luminous hands with white Superluminova inserts
Hour & minute “skeleton” rhodium hands
Bracelet:Brushed stainless steel bracelet with unique pattern that echoes the dial guilloché, and brushed stainless steel triple folded clasp


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Zenith Defy Classic Chrono Aero



Caliber:El Primero 4000 SC
Automatic chronograph movement
13 _’’’ caliber. Diameter 30 mm. Height : 6.50 mm. 278 components.
Chronograph bridge, balance & pallet cocks in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
36’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
31 jewels
Measures short time intervals to a 10th of a second
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Full Tungsten oscillating weight with guilloché pattern
Functions:Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Date at 4 _ o’clock
Central seconds-hand for the chronograph
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
Case:Brushed stainless steel case. Diameter: 46.5 mm
Screw-in push buttons with specific guilloche pattern
Screw-in crown engraved with ZENITH star
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel, with stainless steel decorative screw-heads & satin-finished cone-shaped indexes
Transparent sapphire case back
Screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 300 meters
Dial:Silver or black fully guilloché dial
Applied rhodium numerals and indexes
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 4 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Magnifying lens over the date window at 4 _ o’clock
Hands :Rhodium-plated faceted luminous hands with white Superluminova inserts
Hour & minute “skeleton” rhodium hands
Bracelet:Stainless steel bracelet with unique pattern that echoes the dial guilloché, and brushed steel triple folded clasp


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Zenith Defy Classic Power Reserve



Caliber :Elite 685 SC
Extra-thin automatic movement
11 _’’’ caliber. Diameter 25.6 mm. Height : 4.48 mm. 179 components.
Balance cock, reverser and going-train bridges in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
38 jewels
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Full Tungsten oscillating weight with guilloché pattern
Functions:Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Date at 4 _ o’clock
Power reserve indicator at 1 o’clock
Case:Brushed stainless steel case. Diameter: 43 mm
Screw-in crown engraved with ZENITH star
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel, with stainless steel decorative screw-heads & satin-finished cone-shaped indexes
Transparent sapphire case back
Screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 300 meters
Dial:Silver or black fully guilloché dial
Applied rhodium numerals and indexes
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 3 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Magnifying lens over the date window at 4 _ o’clock
Hands:Rhodium-plated faceted luminous hands with white Superluminova inserts
Hour & minute “skeleton” rhodium hands
Bracelet:Stainless steel bracelet with unique pattern that echoes the dial guilloché, and brushed steel triple folded clasp


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Zenith Defy Classic HMS



Caliber :Elite 680 SC
Extra-thin automatic movement
11’’’ 1/2 caliber. Diameter : 25.6 mm. Height : 3.28 mm. 143 components
Balance cock, reverser and going-train bridge in shock-absorbing Zenithium Z+
Incabloc® anti-shock device
28’800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve over 50 hours
26 jewels
Automatic winding in both directions
Central rotor on ball bearings
Full Tungsten oscillating weight with guilloché pattern
Functions:Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Date at 3 o’clock
Case:Brushed stainless steel case. Diameter: 43 mm
Screw-in crown engraved with ZENITH star
Graduated unidirectional rotating bezel, with stainless steel decorative screw-heads & satin-finished cone-shaped indexes
Transparent sapphire case back
Screw-in case back
Water-resistance up to 300 meters
Dial:Silver or black fully guilloché dial
Applied rhodium numerals and indexes
Crystal :Sapphire glass, 3 mm thick, with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Magnifying lens over the date window at 4 _ o’clock
Hands:Rhodium-plated faceted luminous hands with white Superluminova inserts
Hour & minute “skeleton” rhodium hands
Bracelet:Stainless steel bracelet with unique pattern that echoes the dial guilloché, and brushed steel triple folded clasp


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