Hot closely following last year’s Defy El Primero 21 , a high-recurrence chronograph fit for measuring hundredths of a second, and the Defy Lab , the most precise watch on our planet with a pioneering oscillator, 2018 sees the dispatch of Zenith’s Defy Zero G. Furnished with its restrictive ‘Gravity Control’ module, the Defy Zero G fleshes out Zenith’s incipient Defy assortment and stages an entrancing, gravity-busting show on deck.
Designed to kill the negative impacts of gravity with its gyroscopic ‘Gravity Control’ module, the Defy Zero G keeps up the escapement in an even position regardless of the position the watch. Combined with another, manual-winding, high-recurrence El Primero type measuring tenths of a second, the new Defy watch is housed in 44mm titanium or pink gold cases with a rebelliously contemporary look.
A boat’s gimbal rouses the ‘Gravity Control’ module
Many of you will recognize Zenith’s ‘Gravity Control’ module, which made its first venture on the Defy Xtreme Zero-G Tourbillon 10 years or so ago and afterward ready the different vessels of the high-temple Academy Christophe Colomb assortment. The product of five years of R&D, Zenith’s licensed gyroscopic module housed in the Academy Christophe Colomb Equation of Time model won the 2011 GPHG ‘Complicated Watch Prize’.
As a maker of marine chronometers before, Zenith acquired the rule of gimbal suspension – designed to address the varieties in rate resulting from the pitch and move of a boat by keeping the instrument in an upright position – and applied it in the smaller than normal domain of a wristwatch. By maintaining the regulating organ in a flat position, Zenith contemplated, the most ideal equilibrium adequacy would be gotten and accuracy would be enhanced.
Composed of 139 tiny components, including a platinum counterweight, the new ‘Gravity Control’ module has been redesigned and contracted to 30% of its original volume. Not at all like the past watches fitted with the gyroscopic module and their protruding air pockets that made them difficult to wear, the Defy Zero G has fitted the gravity-busting gadget inside the two level sapphire gems of the case.
A durable current vessel with an open heart
Housed in 44mm pink gold or titanium cases with delightful brushed completions, the watch has a thickness of 14.85mm. To counter the hearty components of the case, the dial is openworked and uncovers every single detail of the skeletonised development and gyroscopic module put at 6 o’clock.
A star-formed bridge, evoking Zenith’s star logo, supports the landscape on the dial side composed of a blue offset hours and minutes counter in the northern side of the equator converged by a little seconds counter on the left and a force hold marker tucked under the bezel somewhere in the range of 2 and 3 o’clock. Shipshape for every one of life’s undertakings, the Defy Zero G is water-impervious to 100 meters and highlights iridescent hour markers and hands.
The machine underneath deck
Zenith’s new in-house manual-winding development, El Primero 8812 S beats at a high recurrence of 5Hz and can gauge passed seasons of 1/10th of a second. Self-regulated by the refreshed ‘Gravity Control’ module, the development is skeletonised and treated with dark rhodium to stand out from the lighter tone of the brushed star-molded bridge. Offering a generous 50-hour power save, the development is composed of 324 separate parts.
Available in either pink gold or titanium, the Defy Zero G is introduced on a matching metal arm band with brushed and cleaned H-formed connections or on a sportier elastic lash covered with alligator leather. Costs range from CHF 98,900 to CHF 129,900. More subtleties on zenith-watches.com .