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Zenith DEFY 21 and DEFY Classic Black & White

Two pieces made exclusively for Zenith’s boutiques and online shop

Black & white is far more than just a choice of tones. It’s an entire design language that echoes towering urban landscapes and edgy art and fashion movements. While the DEFY 21 and DEFY Classic have gone through numerous iterations that incorporate exotic materials and vibrant colors, the Black & White editions take on a drastically different approach with an achromatic palette. 

DEFY 21 et DEFY Classic Black & White

DEFY 21 Black & White © Zenith

These reinterpretations of the two most emblematic models in the DEFY collection emphasize their singularly bold architecture through heavily contrasting black and white tones, providing a decidedly contemporary yet versatile choice for the style conscious watch aficionado of today. 

Featuring a matte microblasted black ceramic case in 44mm for the DEFY 21 and 41mm for the DEFY Classic, the muted finish enhances the sleek lines of the faceted case as it absorbs light rather than reflecting it. The two emblematic DEFY pieces are paired with white ceramic bezels for a sharp contrast, giving way to the three dimensional dials of both models. 

DEFY 21 et DEFY Classic Black & White

DEFY Classic Black & White © Zenith

On the DEFY 21, a white 1/100th of a second scale and 30-minute chronograph counter appear to seemingly float above the blackened movement. On the DEFY Classic, the ultra-modern open dial with a central star motif is given a similar treatment in this boutique-exclusive edition, with a white flange ring and a blackened symmetrical open dial. As the finishing touch, a black and white cordura effect rubber strap completes the theme. For a more understated look, both editions of the DEFY Black & White also come with a second strap in textured black rubber. 

DEFY 21 et DEFY Classic Black & White

DEFY 21 Black & White © Zenith

The DEFY 21 Black & White and DEFY Classic Black & White are available exclusively at Zenith Boutiques and in the e-shop from August 31 2020.


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