In 2017, Zenith relied on the revolutionary Defy El Primero 21, a premier high-frequency automatic chronograph with accurate time measurement of one hundredth of a second, paving the way for the future of watchmaking. In 2018, Defy added a new style, with a higher level of mechanical complexity. From the three-hand watch to the super-complex watch, the new Defy Zero G series watches are introduced.
Defy Zero G watches challenge gravity with its enriched and improved gyroscope “ gravity control ” module
ZENITH’s patented gyroscope device presents a magical performance at the core of the hollow and gray-tone high-frequency El Primero movement. Defy Zero G features a sturdy 44mm diameter titanium or rose gold case that combines stellar construction with an ergonomically soft metal strap. A year ago, ZENITH introduced the Defy El Primero 21, an extraordinary chronograph accurate to one hundredth of a second, which was written with the world’s most accurate mechanical watch and the first-generation Defy Lab equipped with an unprecedented oscillator. A new chapter in the future of watchmaking. Driven by these high-performance, high-precision top models, Defy has now become a comprehensive modern watch series, including products of varying degrees of complexity. The latest Defy Zero G (G stands for Gravity) is challenging gravitation. With its exquisitely condensed size and precisely adjusted ‘gravity control’ gyro module, it kicks off the fine watchmaking future.
The new Defy Zero G has been futuristically improved. This spherical structure consisting of 139 micro-components has been completely redesigned and improved, reducing its size and improving its performance.
In the early 21st century, for the sake of excellence, ZENITH designed a revolutionary self-adjusting gravity control device. This patented ‘gravity control’ gyroscope module counteracts the effect of gravity on the speed of the watch by keeping the adjustment mechanism and the balance wheel at the same horizontal position. Even more icing on the cake is that it uses a high-frequency El Primero movement that measures to the nearest hundredth of a second.
The gyroscope module was inspired by traditional marine precision timepieces. It was previously rotated between two convex sapphire crystals, and now it is only 30% of its initial volume, so it can perfectly match the two flat sapphire crystals on the Defy case. At 6 o’clock, you can admire this rare goose feather technology. As a double guarantee of extreme precision, the core of the latest Defy Zero G uses the El Primero 8812S manual winding high-frequency movement with a vibration frequency of 5 Hz and self-adjustment with the help of a modern ‘gravity control’ module. This high-frequency self-produced movement has 324 parts (139 parts only for the gyroscope frame), which is in the same vein as the legendary movement 1969 El Primero. It drives off-axis hours and minutes, small seconds and gravity control functions, plus more than 50-hour power reserve display.
Defy Zero G watch
Titanium material / El Primero 8812 S self-winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / gyro device / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / water resistance 100 meters / diameter 44mm / reference price: 720,000 RMB