Zenith just announced their new Defy Inventor, the first mass-produced version of their new Zenith Oscillator movement! Unlike the Defy Lab, the first watch with this revolutionary new movement, hundreds (as opposed to 10) will be produced per year. That’s still a very small number, but in terms of relative scale, a huge improvement. The movement itself has also been improved, with minor revisions throughout.
The watch, specifically model no. 95.9001.9100/78.R584, is 44mm, is made from titanium and Aeronith (an aluminum composite material). It’s priced at about (estimated) $17,800 and is expected sometime in July.
Almost as exciting are these three new 50th Anniversary El Primeros! These classic A386-inspired watches all come in 38mm gold cases. Each are priced $19,200.
Also returning to Zenith’s past are the new Type 20 Chronograph Adventure watches. These 45mm watches come only in a bronze case, but you do get to choose between the more affordable “matrix” strap, at $7,100, or the camo strap for $7,700. I’d go matrix, myself.
Likewise, you can find another pair of Type 20 Adventure watches, sans-chronograph. They remain bronze and 45mm, and both are $7,100. I do find it odd that they priced these almost precisely the same as the chronograph versions, however.
Not all of Zenith’s releases look to the past. They also released two new Defy Double Tourbillons. Both are 46mm, but the first one is in a full carbon composite case ($113,000) while the second is platinum ($141,000).
Lastly, we look at another full carbon case model, a new Defy El Primero. It might lack dual tourbillons, but it’s still a pretty exotic movement in my book. It’s also in a more versatile size, 44mm, and costs considerably less, at $17,800.
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