Beyond the old style dark and silver, colors are trendier than any time in recent memory in watchmaking. Blue, salmon or even green have been generally utilized by watch brands to dynamise their watches. One shading remains, notwithstanding, seldom applied to horology: violet. Being the obvious tone with the most noteworthy recurrence (as per the idea of recognizable light), violet demonstrated an ideal counterpart for the super quick, high-recurrence 1/100th of a second El Primero type . Meet the new Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet.
With a recurrence going from 700 THz to 750 THz (past which is imperceptible light, otherwise called ultraviolet – more than 750 THz), violet has the most noteworthy recurrence of the relative multitude of tones that compose the obvious range. With its double escapement design, one beating at 5Hz and the other at the super quick recurrence of 50Hz, the Zenith Defy 21 is the most noteworthy recurrence chronograph in normal production… Mix the most elevated recurrence tone with the most elevated recurrence escapement and you get this powerful combination of quick frequencies! Also, without precedent for watchmaking, a programmed chronograph development has been treated in rich, clear and vivacious tones of violet – an intense explanation that will positively not be to everyone’s liking.
The base for this new Ultraviolet release is notable, being the cutting edge and creative Zenith Defy 21 . With its tonneau-formed case and its measured quality (the watch has been made in various releases, with most materials known to watchmaking), it is the brand ‘s vision of a games watch. The case shows up enormous, at 44mm in distance across and 14.50mm in tallness, yet all around molded and comfortable by virtue of the coordinated drags and the ergonomic tie connections. To diverge from the distinctive violet tones, the case is created in matte, microblasted and monochromatic titanium, bringing about a dull dim tone with basically no reflections.
A tri-compax chronograph (yet with its own specificities), the dial of the Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet combines relaxed components with the matte dim and shut sub-dials. The shortfall of material around these counters uncovers portions of the development and its splendid tone. For example, one of the two controllers is noticeable at 7.30. Hands and lists are faceted and rhodium-plated, with nice intelligibility for an openworked watch. The showcase is composed of focal hours and minutes, a little seconds at 9 o’clock and a direct force save marker at 12 o’clock. The chronograph transfers its data with a 60-second register at 6 o’clock, a 30-minute register at 3 o’clock and a focal seconds hand that executes one turn of the dial each second – super quick, super smooth and equipped for estimating the 1/100th of a second.
This one of a kind exactness of the recorded passed times is the aftereffect of extreme work on the notorious El Primero development , which has been exceptionally adjusted to fulfill with 21st-century guidelines. The timekeeping part of this programmed chronograph development is as yet managed by the mark 5Hz (36,000 vibrations/hour) escapement. Notwithstanding, here, the brand adds a subsequent escapement, just liable for the guideline of the chronograph – a cam-switch instrument connects with this optional stuff train when the chronograph button is squeezed. This escapement beats at the amazing recurrence of 50Hz (360,000 vibrations/hour). This development brags 50 hours power save (when the chronograph isn’t drew in) and is chronometer-guaranteed by Time Lab. The back uncovers a violet-covered star-molded rotor.
To complement the striking look of the watch, the Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet is worn on a dark elastic lash with a violet supplement that emulates the vibe of woven material. It is gotten by a microblasted titanium twofold collapsing catch. This version of the Zenith Defy 21 is essential for the lasting assortment and will be valued at CHF 13,400. More subtleties at zenith-watches.com .