Zenith transforms two Defy watches with sapphire and space

Lishi transformed two of the most complex watches into cosmic messengers, with a brand-new Galaxy theme, striking blue PVD components and a transparent sapphire case. Le Locle watchmakers reworked and reconfigured the components of the existing Defy Zero G and Defy 21 Double Tourbillon, creating stunning contemporary limited editions for each watch.

Challenge Zero Gravity Sapphire

In this update, Zenith brings space travel to the wrist through a miniature mosaic depicting Mars on the dial. Hand-made using meteorites, aventurine glass and miniature paintings, the red planet is visible on the small seconds hand, and the hour and minute dials are partially eclipsed.

Zenith finished the motherboard and bridge in blue tones, with contrasting metallic gray chamfers, dotted with white stars. The wearer can also see this space-inspired finish on the cylindrical container of the movement, which can be seen through the side of the case. Zenith also rebuilt the movement with a more modern architectural outline, which took up 30% less space than the original movement.

You may remember the El Primero 8812 S manual movement and gimbal when Defy Zero G is equipped with Zenith, which keeps the balance wheel and hairspring in a flat position and overcomes the influence of gravity on the timekeeping accuracy of the watch (see the full specifications below) List).

Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire

Zenith engraves the stars on the dial of the new Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire Watch, and reveals a new blue main plate (first created by Zenith) through its skeletonized dial. This watch is still known for its two independent tourbillons. One rotates every 60 seconds at 36,000 vph (for timing), while the second rotates every five seconds at 360,000 vph to adjust the chronograph.

The 20 owners of these two new watches can take advantage of Zenith’s special offers to enhance their galaxy experience. The watchmaker cooperated with Novespace, a subsidiary of the French National Space Center, to provide each owner with a parabolic zero-gravity flight, scheduled for next February at the Novespace facility in Bordeaux.

Specification: Zenith Defy Zero G Sapphire

(Reference: 04.9000.8812/00.R920)

Movement: El Primero 8812 S completely hollowed out. The “gravity control” gyroscope module ensures the horizontal positioning of the adjustment mechanism. It now only accounts for 30% of its initial volume. The frequency is 36,000 VpH (5 Hz) and it has a power reserve of 50 hours. The platinum counterweight of the gyro system.

Function: Hours and minutes in the center. Double tourbillon: 1 escapement of the watch (36,000 vph / 5 Hz-frame turns in 60 seconds) 1 chronograph escapement (360,000 vph / 50 Hz-frame turns in 5 seconds). 1/100-second chronograph: The central chronograph hand rotates one revolution per second, with a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, and a chronograph power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. New two-color signatures on the board and bridge + milled starry sky. best quality replica watches

Case: 46 mm transparent sapphire, water-resistant to 30 meters.

Dial: skeletonized meteorite and aventurine hour and minute dial, hour markers plated with rhodium, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova luminous coating, hands are rhodium plated and faceted gold, coated with SuperLuminova.

Bracelet: black rubber with blue patterned rubber, gray stitching. Titanium double folding clasp.

Specification: Zenith Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Sapphire

(Reference: 04.9000.9020/00.R920)

Movement: El Primero 9020 automatic, 1/100-of-A-second double tourbillon chronograph, 1 tourbillon escapement watch (36000 VPH-5 Hz); 1 tourbillon for chronograph Escapement (360,000 vph – 50 Hz). The chronograph hands rotate one revolution per second. Certified observatory. The power reserve is 50 hours.

Case: 46 mm sapphire crystal glass. Water-resistant to 30 meters.

Dial: skeletonized rhodium-plated hour markers and hands, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1.

Bracelet: black rubber with blue patterned rubber and gray stitching. Titanium double folding clasp.