Zenith Defy Skyline 36

Although the “Defi” model can be traced back a century ago as a Zenith pocket watch. The model we have before has a much more recent history, since altering its name and expanding into the new “Zenith Defy Skyline” version in 2022. This new year began with the announcement of a simpler and smaller diameter model with multiple colors to choose from, which include diamond studded options. The 36 mm case is made of stainless-steel with a vertically brushed surface and sides finish. This is a reduction of five millimeters compared to the standard 41mm version of the “Defy Skyline”. It also has a solid case back instead of a sapphire exhibition flip-side.Mounted to the case is a multi-faceted dodecagonal shaped bezel with 12 sides (unlike the first Defy models which were designed with 14 sides). This bezel also continues the vertical brushed look of the case with polished accents for contrast. For a substantial price hike these watches can be had with 52 VVS brilliant-cut white diamonds.It comes equipped with a knurled screw-down crown emblazoned by the Zenith’s iconic star emblem. The contours of this watch have a very modern and compact feel to them, as it all flows down towards its stout lugs. All topped by a flat sapphire crystal that gives this watch more of a block form. Water-resistance can reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).Time is exhibited on a blue, metallic pink, or metallic pastel green dial with rhodium-applied hour index markers, followed by a sloped flange with a printed minute ring. All these dials have a sunray-pattern, but what really catches the eye is the star motif pattern.This grid of four-pointed stars can be traced back to an old Zenith logo. It is a modern reinterpretation of the Zenith “double Z” logo used during the 1960’s. Apparently this star-studded pattern has been slightly updated compared to its previous bigger diameter option. But the similarities are so strong that we can barely see a difference.The central rhodium-plated hands at first glance seem like the typical Zenith style, but they have been given a chiseled, handle-like base. These hands and the hour index markers have all been fitted with a green luminescent filling, for an enhanced legibility. There is also a tone-on-tone date window at the 3 o’clock position.

Zenith Defy Skyline 36

The “Zenith Defy Skyline 36” (References below) is powered by the new in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber Elite 670 with 27 jewels and 28,800 vph. It has a central seconds, unlike most Elite movements. It also features a silicon escape wheel and pallet lever. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 50 hours, when fully wound.Mounted to the watch is a stainless-steel bracelet, secured by a steel deployant clasp. Each model includes an additional rubber strap (matching each model's dial hue) with a studded pattern similar to the dial design, also secured by a steel folding clasp.The bracelet has been equipped with a quick-change system that allows you to swiftly swap it out by only pushing two buttons. For more up to date information visit the official Zenith website here.

MSRP: $8,500.00 US
MSRP: $12,000.00 USD - (with Diamond Bezel) 


(Ref#: 03.9400.670/51.I001) - (Blue Dial)
(Ref#: 16.9400.670/51.I001) - (Blue Dial with Diamond Bezel)

(Ref#: 03.9400.670/18.I001) - (Metallic Pink)
(Ref#: 16.9400.670/18.I001) - (Metallic Pink with Diamond Bezel)
(Ref#:  03.9400.670/61.I001) - (Metallic Pastel Green)
(Ref#: 16.9400.670/61.I001) - (Metallic Pastel Green with Diamond Bezel)

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