In 1969, Zenith introduced the first fully integrated column wheel automatic chronograph movement ElPrimero, with an accuracy of 1/10 seconds. This year, Zenith DefyElPrimero21 took this as inspiration to launch six new brand new styles, which became a legend of rebirth. This time Zenith subverted the traditional concept, challenged the limit, and led the watch industry into the field of accuracy of 1/100 second. The new model injects new blood into Zenith, interprets the spirit of innovation, and expresses a modern style with a hollowed-out dial. Next, let’s enjoy the DEFY series skeleton chronograph watch, one of the six new watches. (Watch model: 95.9002.9004 / 78.R584)
A subversion of revival
One of the biggest highlights of the Zeny DefyElPrimero21 is the realization of a hundredth of a second display. This watch has achieved a high degree of development in terms of performance and mechanical design. The inner bezel of the watch has a scale from 1 to 100, and the central second hand rotates rapidly around the scale on the bezel at one revolution per second, achieving an amazing visual effect and feeling the passage of time. Amazing experience. This is also due to the brand-new upgraded movement on the watch, which oscillates 360,000 times (50 Hz) per hour, ten times that of its predecessor ElPrimero, thus enabling the precision of the time to reach 1 / 100 seconds.
Watch real shot
The watch case is made of titanium, and its shape is inspired by the original ElPrimero watch in the early 1970s, which is highly recognizable. The case is retouched with brushed and polished finishes, presenting two different visual perceptions.
This watch uses a hollow dial and has made some changes in details, adding a blue element to the movement to create a stronger visual impact. The dial is complemented by the iconic features of its legendary original, a lightning pointer with a star design at the end, a large luminous rod-shaped hand, and faceted hour markers, adding a three-dimensional impression to the entire dial. A 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a seconds counter at 6 o’clock, a small second at 9 o’clock, and a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock. The brand is equipped with a new patented timing control mechanism for this watch, which can ensure that the hands of 1 second, 1/10 second and 1/100 second are activated and reset at the same time, enhancing the accuracy of the watch timing.
The crown at 3 o’clock is engraved with a star logo and is designed with a non-slip texture, which allows us to adjust the time easily. On both sides are timing buttons, which can be operated by two buttons.
The buckle is also engraved with a star logo, showing the brand’s unique design aesthetics.
The watch is equipped with an ElPrimero 9004 self-winding movement with a vibration frequency of 36,000 vibrations / hour. It can provide a power reserve of 50 hours when fully wound. This movement is certified by the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC) to ensure that the timepiece moves accurately. By separating the time display and chronograph gear trains, the watch achieves independent operation of the timekeeping system. The time display escapement frequency is the same as the original EIPrimero star speed chronograph movement, but the timepiece escapement frequency is ten times faster. At the same time, the movement also uses two patented hairsprings, which have superior anti-magnetic properties and temperature changes. Through the back of the sapphire crystal glass, the star-shaped automatic rotor is very beautiful.
Summary: The new Defy El Primero 21 watch series launched by Zenith has set a new milestone in the history of watchmaking and interpreted a new innovative concept. Zenith’s new chronograph has a precision of one hundredth of a second. It is presented in front of us with hollow crafts, subverting tradition and surpassing itself. If you have a watch lover who likes this watch, you can pay more attention.