ZENITH Unveils Exclusive DEFY Skyline Boutique Editions for Summer Season
 

ZENITH Unveils Exclusive DEFY Skyline Boutique Editions for Summer Season

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Sophie Baldwin

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Sophie Baldwin

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Just in time for summer, ZENITH, the renowned Swiss watch manufacture, is proud to announce the launch of three new boutique-exclusive editions of the DEFY Skyline timepiece.

These limited editions, featuring cool Ice Blue dials, are available in both 41mm and 36mm sizes. Alongside this exciting release, ZENITH is also introducing a comprehensive strap service on its online boutique, allowing customers to personalize their timepieces.

The latest Boutique Edition of the DEFY Skyline captures the essence of summer with its bright and cool Ice Blue tones. For the first time in a ZENITH Boutique Edition, this striking color is offered in both the original 41mm steel case and the mid-size 36mm version, available in two variations - with and without diamonds on the bezel.

DEFY SkylineDEFY Skyline New Collection - Credit ZENITH

To enhance the buying experience, ZENITH is introducing a new service on its online boutique, enabling customers to conveniently browse and purchase a selection of compatible straps. Whether it's a different color, size, or an additional buckle, giving your ZENITH timepiece a personal touch has never been easier. This service will first be rolled out in Europe, followed by North America and Japan in September.

The DEFY Skyline seamlessly blends the past and present of ZENITH's DEFY collection, combining architectural lines with unrivaled durability. The angular steel case and dodecagonal bezel pay homage to the earliest DEFY wristwatches from 1969. While previous ZENITH Boutique Editions have featured deep blue tones inspired by the starry night sky, the DEFY Skyline introduces a refreshing metallic Ice Blue hue. The sunray-patterned metallic dial base is adorned with an engraved pattern of four-pointed stars, creating a captivating visual effect. Even the date wheels have been meticulously designed to match the dial's color, showcasing ZENITH's attention to detail.

DEFY SkylineDEFY Skyline New Collection - Credit ZENITH

Both the 41mm and 36mm DEFY Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Editions are equipped with ZENITH automatic manufacture movements. The 41mm version houses the El Primero 3620 automatic high-frequency calibre, boasting a 1/10th of a second indicator directly driven from the 5Hz escapement. With a power reserve of approximately 60 hours and a stop-second mechanism for precise time-setting, this timepiece exudes exceptional performance. The smaller 36mm version runs on the Elite 670 automatic manufacture movement, offering an autonomy of 50 hours. Both movements feature star-shaped oscillating weights and can be admired through the sapphire display backs.

DEFY SkylineDEFY Skyline New Collection - Credit ZENITH

Presented on a steel bracelet with a satin-brushed surface and chamfered, polished edges, the DEFY Skyline Boutique Edition exudes elegance. Additionally, an Ice Blue rubber strap with a starry sky pattern is included, featuring a steel folding clasp. The DEFY case incorporates an ingenious quick strap-change mechanism with secure buttons on the back, allowing for hassle-free strap swaps without the need for tools.

The DEFY Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition in 41mm is exclusively available on the ZENITH online boutique, while the two 36mm versions can be purchased from both physical and online ZENITH boutiques.

DEFY SkylineDEFY Skyline New Collection - Credit ZENITH

DEFY SKYLINE 41 MM

Reference: 03.9300.3620/15.I001

  • Key points: El Primero 3-hand watch. High frequency indication: 1/10th of a second subdial at 9 o'clock. Silicon escape-wheel and lever. Starry sky pattern on the dial. Screwed-in crown. Full Interchangeable strap system.
  • Movement: El Primero 3620 automatic
  • Frequency: 36’000 VpH – 5Hz
  • Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
  • Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. 1/10th of a second indication at 9 o'clock. Date indication at 3 o’clock.
  • Finishes: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings
  • Price: 8’900 CHF
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 10 ATM
  • Case: 41mm
  • Dial: Ice blue-toned sunray-patterned
  • Hour markers: Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Hands: Ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Bracelet & Buckle: Stainless steel bracelet. 2nd bracelet ice blue rubber with starry sky pattern. Stainless steel folding clasp.

DEFY SkylineDEFY Skyline New Collection - Credit ZENITH

DEFY SKYLINE 36 MM

Reference: 03.9400.670/15.I001

  • Key points: 36-MM Unisex size for all wrists. Starry sky pattern on the dial. Screwed-in crown. Full Interchangeable strap system.
  • Movement: Elite 670
  • Frequency: 28 800 VpH (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
  • Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. Central seconds hand. Date indication at 3 o’clock.
  • Finishes: New star-shaped oscillating weight with satined finishings
  • Price: 8’400 CHF
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 10 ATM
  • Case: 36mm
  • Dial: Ice blue-toned sunray-patterned
  • Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Bracelet & Buckle: Stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp. Comes with an ice blue-patterned rubber strap with starry sky pattern and folding clasp.

DEFY SKYLINE 36 MM

Reference: 16.9400.670/15.I001

  • Key points: 36-MM Unisex size for all wrists. Starry sky pattern on the dial. Screwed-in crown. Full Interchangeable strap system.
  • Movement: Elite 670
  • Frequency: 28 800 VpH (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: approx. 50 hours
  • Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. Central seconds hand. Date indication at 3 o’clock.
  • Finishes: New star-shaped oscillating weight with satined finishings
  • Price: 11’900 CHF
  • Material: Stainless steel with diamond-set bezel
  • Carats: ~1.00 cts
  • Brillant quality: F-G
  • Bezel: 52 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds
  • Water resistance: 10 ATM
  • Case: 36mm
  • Dial: Ice blue-toned sunray-patterned
  • Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Bracelet & Buckle: Stainless steel bracelet and folding clasp. Comes with an ice blue-patterned rubber strap with starry sky pattern and folding clasp.

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