During the first edition of the LVMH Watch Week in Dubai, Zenith presents two new DEFY 21 special edition.
Coinciding with the release of the next-generation Land Rover Defender, a total redesign of the emblematic, all-terrain vehicle with its most significant evolution to date, Zenith and the famed British carmaker celebrate their partnership with the DEFY 21 Land Rover Edition. This edition is a reinterpretation of the 21st century El Primero high-frequency chronograph, embodying the resilient spirit of the new Land Rover Defender that combines the ultimate in ruggedness and comfort. A limited edition of 250 pieces, it represents a complete makeover of the 1/100th of a second chronograph with a raw and minimalistic look. Crafted in microblasted titanium, the 44 mm case is paired with a matt grey dial, on which, for the first time, appears at 12 o’clock, a special linear “50 hours” power reserve indicator, with a slightest touches of color for legibility. The watch is completed with a grey rubber “Adventure”, also available with an additional “Country” fabric effect strap and microblasted titanium double folding buckle. (Price €.13.700)
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Creative Officer, said: “For the next chapter in our partnership with Zenith we wanted a timepiece that captured the essence of the new Land Rover Defender: modern, durable and highly desirable. With subtle details that capture the character of the new Defender, this for me is the best timepiece we have created with Zenith”.
With respect to exceptional collaborations, Zenith introduce its newest Friend of the Brand, world-renowned DJ and producer Carl Cox. An undisputed living legend in electronic music and specifically “techno”, Carl Cox is credited with bringing his craft to new heights and his unique sound to a global audience. From underground rave parties in the 80s to main stage performances at festivals and his own stage at Burning Man as well as his record label, Carl Cox lives the “time to reach your star” philosophy to the fullest. For his first eponymous special edition watch, the DEFY 21 Carl Cox, limited to 200 pieces, Zenith turned up the tempo with a special execution of its futuristic 1/100th of a second chronograph, with a carbon fiber bezel and strap stitching that glow in the dark. For a very personal touch by Carl Cox, the open dial keeps the beat pumping with a rotating disk shaped like a vinyl record at 9 o’clock, serving as a running seconds indicator. This edition is combined with a black rubber with red “Cordura effect” & Super-LumiNova stitchings. Titanium double folding buckle with black carbon head. (Price €.19.200)
“I am very lucky that I am able to share my love of music all over the world. All of us have the power within us to feel the beat and dance – my job is to bring that energy out and to unite everyone on the dancefloor. In a similar way, Zenith is about elevating the art of watchmaking and sharing its innovations with the world, so collaborating with them on a watch with a high-frequency beat felt very natural”, said Carl Cox.
Both the references are powered by the chronograph automatic movement El Primero 9004, TIME LAB Chronometer certified.