High-recurrence chronographs have for some time been important for Zenith’s character. Everything began in 1969 when Zenith presented truly outstanding and most exact chronograph developments at any point made, the notable El Primero . Quick forward to 2017, when Zenith presented the Defy El Primero 21 , an inventive chronograph with two controllers, fit for estimating hundredths of a second. At Baselworld 2019, Zenith is back with an advancement of this watch, which is currently outfitted with two tourbillon controllers. Meet the in fact noteworthy Zenith Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon.
The model we had the chance to go active with is a 50-piece restricted version in carbon – there’s likewise a 10-piece platinum restricted release. The two adaptations are controlled by the type El primero 9020, comprising 311 components.
This programmed development includes a unique double design. Most chronographs depend on a timekeeping motor to which the devoted chronograph component is locked in gratitude to a grasp. Here, the timekeeping and chronograph instruments are entirely free and self-ruling. Every one of them has its own barrel, gear train, and tourbillon controller. Therefore there is no connection between the timekeeping development and the chronograph. As a result, when the chronograph is begun and its system connected with, there is no deficiency of sufficiency (the pace of the timekeeping development is unaffected) and no impedance in energy consumption.
One clear of the dial… per second
The timekeeping development runs at 36,000 vibrations each hour or 5Hz and depends on the El Primero (barrel, going train, escapement). Its force save is of 50 hours. The chronograph development works at the noteworthy recurrence of 360,000 vibrations each hour or 50Hz and required an entirely new development. It measures and shows a 1/100th of a second. Its tourbillon carriage performs one revolution like clockwork, driving the chronograph hand at the astounding pace of one full turn of the dial each second. The seconds are checked at 6 o’clock and the minutes at 3 o’clock. The force save for the chronograph is of approx. 50 minutes – which is shown at 12 o’clock.
Check out the video at the highest point of this article to see the amazing movement of the two tourbillons and of the chronograph seconds hand.
The Zenith Defy El Primero Tourbillon is a huge watch, with a 46mm width. Not astonishing given the complexity of the development and its double design. It stands apart with clearly specialized and present day esthetics. The precise Defy case is introduced in dark carbon (there is additionally a platinum variant). The openworked dial is emphasizd by a two-tone treatment. The show caseback offers a pleasant perspective on the development and its open star-formed rotor. The case is water-impervious to 100m.
Naturally, this assertion watch has a solid presence on the wrist and is very enormous on the wrist. In any case, it wears superlight on account of its carbon packaging. It is fitted with a Cordura-designed blue elastic lash with a titanium/carbon collapsing clasp. The platinum form comes on a dark elastic tie with croc covering and is gotten to the wrist by a titanium and white gold collapsing clasp. Cost is set at CHF 119,900 in carbon and CHF 149,900 in platinum. For more data on Zenith, visit www.zenith-watches.com .