zenith defy zero g closeup



From the Defy collection, the Zero G combines the visual design of the model of the same name launched in 2017 with a miniaturised mechanism in a skeletoned El Primero calibre.

Defy. Four letters resonating like a promise for Zenith. The promise of a timepiece in a very contemporary collection, featuring a movement with up-to-date performances and a visual design that is not inspired by 20th century models. With this collection, the manufacture is not looking to turn the page of a rich watchmaking past, but to write a new chapter. The Defy Zero G, introduced at Baselworld 2018, epitomises this orientation. Powered by the El Primero 8812 S movement, the model has a trick up its sleeve to combat the effects of gravity: a gyroscopic module named “Gravity Control”, which was already found in the impressive Academy Christophe Colomb in 2013. Its purpose? To keep the escapement and balance wheel in a horizontal position irrespective of the position of the watch!

zenith defy zero g closeupThe timepiece comes in a brushed titanium or pink gold case, depending on the version, and with a diameter of 44mm. The earth’s attraction may be eliminated, but the visual attraction is at its zenith!

Price: 95,400 EUR (titanium with alligator strap) – 121,500 EUR (pink gold) zenith.com

By Dan Diaconu