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Zenith Debuts Limited-Edition Defy 21 Felipe Pantone Watch

While the more vintage-focused El Primero series may be Zenith’s most famous offering, the brand’s ultramodern Defy 21 chronograph line has earned wide acclaim among enthusiasts in recent years for its mix of cutting-edge movement concepts and aggressive angular design. Beyond the base design, the Defy 21 form has become a canvas for a wide variety of colors and concepts ranging from urban-inspired green ceramic finishes to vibrant purple colorways. Zenith’s latest limited-edition iteration may be the most striking to date, with retro-modern visual textures and a shimmering rainbow finish. Designed in partnership with Argentinian-Spanish modern artist Felipe Pantone, the new limited edition Zenith Defy 21 Felipe Pantone is certainly not for the faint of heart but brings a spectrum of bold visual concepts to this high-tech line.
The 44mm black ceramic case of the Zenith Defy 21 Felipe Pantone follows the same general principles as earlier iterations, streamlining the hallmarks of moder..

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Zenith Unveils Defy 21 Urban Jungle Watch

2021 has already proven to be a strong year of releases for Zenith. With revivals of the classic smoky brown dial El Primero A385 and a fresh take on the classic El Primero look with the Chronomaster Sport, the brand has built up considerable momentum over the first month of the year. With the past and present styles of the cornerstone El Primero series both reinvigorated, the brand turns its attention to the futuristic Defy 21 series for its latest release. The new Zenith Defy 21 Urban Jungle adds a deep, verdant new colorway to the advanced skeleton design, adding new character to the brand’s unique 1/100 second chronograph.
The Urban Jungle’s largest change to the existing Defy 21 formula is its case design. The sharp, elemental 44mm hooded lug form of previous iterations is carried over here, but the Urban Jungle interprets this shape in a grainy olive green ceramic. This matte finish looks in images to accentuate the modernist, architectural elements of the case design, while the..

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Zenith Unveils Limited-Edition Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver Watch

Despite its value, luster, and cultural significance dating back millennia, silver is a rarely seen material in modern luxury watchmaking. Zenith looks to change that with its newest entry in the distinctive Pilot Type 20 series, combining the shine and somewhat antique feel of the metal with its early 20th-century pilot watch design, and the brand’s signature El Primero chronograph movement. The resulting limited-edition Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver is one of the most striking and unique entries in the brand’s long-running pilot watch line.
The broad 45mm case of the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver is shared with the rest of the Pilot Type 20 line, with a narrow smooth bezel, sharply downturned attached lugs, and a massive 3 o’clock onion crown that offer the impression of a converted pocket watch for the wrist. The largest departure from previous models, of course, is the choice of material: 925 sterling silver. In images, this metal looks to add a new, richer she..

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Hands-On Debut: Zenith Chronomaster Sport With New El Primero 3600 Calibre Measuring 1/10th Second

Just released by Zenith is the brand new Chronomaster Sport, launching as a duo of ceramic bezel chronographs that feature the newly updated El Primero 3600 calibre. What we have with the Zenith Chronomaster Sport is a luxury chronograph with an attractive mainstream design but a movement that will impress even the most jaded or seasoned watch enthusiast. Equipped with a modern version of its “Striking 10th” movement, which allows the user to measure time down to 1/10th of a second, the Chronomaster Sport leans into what makes the high-beat El Primero so special.
As of late, the Zenith El Primero has been lacking options that land somewhere between the vintage-inspired Chronomaster Revival pieces and the highly contemporary, stylized Defy El Primero collection. Bearing a likeness to a distant cousin in the Rolex Daytona, these two debut Chronomaster Sport pieces are all Zenith once you take a closer look and appreciate the watchmaking prowess behind it. Though it draws inspiration fr..

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Zenith Debuts El Primero Chronomaster Revival A385

While the popularity of vintage sports watch reissues shows no signs of waning in 2021, not all reissue designs are created equal. Many reissues are more reimaginings than true revivals of vintage pieces, updating design elements and changing proportions to suit more modern sensibilities. Zenith, however, has taken the opposite route in creating its newest release. Made with the same blueprints and production plans as the 1969 original, this revival of the classic El Primero A385 is more or less exactly the same timepiece that could have been found in a Zenith boutique over 50 years ago. Originally slated for a 2020 release, the new Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Revival A385 is a stunningly faithful rebirth for one of Zenith’s most charismatic ‘60s references.
One of the first impressions many wearers will have with the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Revival A385 is its size. At 37mm in diameter, the stainless steel tonneau case is an exact match for the 1969 original, with no conces..

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Zenith Travels To The End Of The Color Spectrum With The Defy 21 Ultraviolet

Colors can do a lot to a watch. They can change its appearance from classical to daring, they can make it follow the trends, or stand out in the crowd. With the Defy 21 Ultraviolet, Zenith opted for the latter. Donned with vibrant violet-colored details, they explore the end of the color spectrum that is still visible. Violet is the highest frequency of color that the human eye can detect before turning into the invisible ultraviolet color. A perfect match for the highest-frequency chronograph watch in regular production. READ MORE
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Introducing The Zenith Chronomaster Revival A386 Manufacture Edition

HomeNewsIntroducing The Zenith Chronomaster Revival A386 Manufacture Edition NewsWatch ReleasesZenithIntroducing The Zenith Chronomaster Revival A386 Manufacture Edition The final version of the A386 with the original Revival case features a unique dial by Jorg Weppelink May 23, 2020 MIN READIntroducing The Zenith Chronomaster Revival A386 Manufacture EditionThe best stories of previous generations are usually found in the attic. Zenith knows this all too well as the story of the revival of the famous El Primero movement revolves around the attic of their Zenith Manufacture building. In 1975, now Zenith legend Charles Vermot hid all the technical plans and tools necessary to produce every component of the famous El Primero movement. Amongst them, a box of prototype dials for the El Primero A386 that were never used in production. Until now, with the introduction of the Zenith Chronomaster Revival A386 Manufacture Edition.
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Zenith Launches A Rhapsody In Blue With Chronomaster Revival “Manufacture Edition”

The story is one of the true legends of the watch world; how Charles Vermot, watchmaker at Zenith, got in the 1970's the orders to destroy everything connected to the El Primero movement but instead hide everything away on the attic. While the management thought that quartz movements would soon be all there is, Vermot kept believing that there was a future in mechanical watchmaking and was proved to be right in the end. Today the El Primero is one of the most acclaimed chronograph movements and Zenith one of the highest stars in mechanical watchmaking. That attic turned out to be a real treasure trove. Next to everything they needed to start the production of the El Primero again also other things were uncovered such a stunning dial for the A386 El Primero. This dial is now featured in a special edition of the Chronomaster Revival “Manufacture Edition.” READ MORE
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Watch: Zenith Watches CEO Julien Tornare In “Talking Time” Webinar

Julien Tornare, CEO of Swiss watchmaker Zenith Watches, joined Haute Time for the latest edition of “Talking Time”, a series of live webinars with the time industry's leaders and legends. Tornare is one of the youngest CEOs in the luxury watch industry. READ MORE
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March Vintage Inspiration: Zenith Piggy Bank Clock

HomeWatch TalkMarch Vintage Inspiration: Zenith Piggy Bank ClockWatch TalkZenithMarch Vintage Inspiration: Zenith Piggy Bank Clock An educational clock for the youngest. And oldest too. by Tomas Rosputinsky March 28, 2020 MIN READMarch Vintage Inspiration: Zenith Piggy Bank ClockThe Zenith Piggy Bank proves marketing genius lives for centuries. This is the story of a clock that helped people save money.
I met my friend Matej a few weeks after he lent me his Seiko Superior to be reviewed for 52Mondayz. I was about to give him the Seiko back when my subconscious autopilot threw a mandatory question at him. The one all curious watch nerds give and get all the time: “Any new vintage additions to your watch collection?” As proven on multiple occasions, I didn’t even have to wait until he opened his mouth. I knew immediately I would hear something that would keep me from sleeping.
Zenith Piggy BankMatej mumbled first about some Seiko watches he likes a lot, then jumped over to a great deal ..