Defy Classic comes from a line of super watches
Last year, Zenith revived the Defy collection – and did it in a stellar manner – with the Defy El Primero 21, a hi-beat chronograph with the ability to measure an extremely precise rate of 1/100th of a second.
A few months later, the Defy Lab upped the ante with a monolithic oscillator made of monocrystalline silicon that has parts finer than human hair. Hailed as an improvement of the traditional sprung balance principle, this oscillator is endowed with a high frequency of 15 Hertz, a power reserve of 60 hours, and is impervious to wear and tear. Defy Lab was awarded the Innovation Watch Prize at Grand Prix d’Horlogere de Geneve last year.
Earlier this year, Defy Zero G joins the family as the first Defy model fitted with a Gravity Control module that shields the regulating organ from gravitational effects.
It is endowed with the Elite 670 automatic calibre
For now, the Defy Classic comes in a simple three-hand model with date. While it may not have the mechanical wow factor of its predecessors, the new Elite 670 calibre is no slack either. Boasting a higher than average frequency of 4Hz (28,800vph), the skeletonised movement can store up to 40 hours of power.