To dare, to challenge, to throw down the gauntlet, to boldly go beyond, that is what it means to defy and the Defy Inventor from the house of Zenith does just that. It is being regarded as a revolution in mechanical watchmaking. Outfitted with a Zenith Oscillator control system, the timepiece embraces high frequency, chronometric precision, reliability and stability. The oscillator —the balance spring that produces oscillations that divide time into equal units — was developed and patented by the Zenith manufacture and replaces the traditional sprung balance used for more than three centuries. It is this highly technical device that equips the new Defy Inventor, an intriguingly beautiful watch with its case of lightweight titanium and Aeronith, an innovative aluminium polymer composite and a highly architectural design.
The Defy saga all began back in 2017 with the 100th of a second chronograph named the Defy El Primero 21. Following on the heels of that landmark moment Zenith unveiled the Defy Lab, an archetype regulated by a revolutionary oscillator and brought out in a limited edition of 10 pieces. Today this has branched out into the Defy Inventor produced in a run of several hundred offering superlative technical performance and cutting-edge materials.
Delving into its design, the watch, essentially a skeleton watch, features a sophisticated open worked construction with state of the art materials like the brushed titanium for the 44 mm case and Aeronith for the textured bezel. The airy dial with its five blades evoking the Zenith star while broad hour and minute hands sweep over the mechanism while a third hand, a slender star-tipped second hand, marks off the seconds. The watch is tastefully outfitted with a black rubber strap with a midnight blue alligator coating.
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