Tag: zenith defy el primero 21 chronograph
A high-frequency revolution. The El Primero 21 is the culmination of over 50 years of perfecting the automatic chronograph at the Zenith manufacture.
The Zenith DEFY line is a collection that has been launched, discontinued and resurrected several times by our friends at Le Locle through different periods of time. Originally released in 1969, the DEFY line has seen numerous facelifts and at one point it was responsible for almost killing Zenith
The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 is based on a monobloc 44mm case (slightly tonneau -shaped) with a highly raised round bezel and integrated lugs with straps mixing rubber and leather – all of that is quite reminiscent of recent Hublot and TAG Heuer watches.
And while the Defy spans the spectrum from accessible to ultra high-end, the watch we’re looking at today — the Zenith Defy El Primero 21 — sits neatly in the middle, adding a quintessentially Zenith complication to the sporty 44mm package. That complication is, of course, the chronograph — and not just any chrono,
Zenith’s streak of high-tech watches – including this year’s Defy Inventor and El Primero Double Tourbillon – began in 2017, when it unveiled the El Primero Defy 21.. The watch is a chronograph with a dual-train construction that accommodates a high-frequency chronograph with a resolution of 1/100th of a second and a lightning seconds hand that whizzes round the dial once a second.
Starting the chronograph of the Zenith Defy El Primero by pressing the large rectangular pusher at 2 o’clock comes with a huge surprise: a long, thin hand spins around the dial at lightning speed. It only needs 1 second for each rotation. And inside the titanium case, the mechanism that makes this possible hums along at this high-speed pace, with an oscillating system that beats at a rate of
The Defy 21 is the highest-frequency chronograph in regular production today, capable of timing events to within 1/100th of a second. This is achieved through the use of two escapements: There’s one for the watch, which beats at 36,000 vph, and there’s also one for the chronograph, which beats ten times as
The movement inside the Zenith Defy El Primero 21 is very cool looking when you turn the case around. Since the El Primero 21 is the watch that is introducing the all-new (not the Carrera Mikrograph movement as was originally rumored) El Primero Calibre 9004, the function had to fit the contemporary look of the watch.Zenith has always been proficient and known for their 5Hz high-beat …
The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 is the first major new Zenith timepiece release under still new “interim CEO” Jean-Claude Biver. The head of the watch division at LVMH is now personally running both TAG Heuer and Zenith (Hublot and Bulgari are also LVMH watch brands), which is no doubt challenging given the opportunities each brand presents, as well as the current difficulties facing the