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    Baselworld 2019: Zenith Defy Inventor


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    ZENITH has been showcasing its Defy collection as a platform for the brand’s renewed emphasis on advanced technology and materials, including its single-piece oscillator that beats at an extremely high frequency of 18Hz or 129,600 vph, compared to the usual 4 Hz or 28,800 vph. This year, the watch with the super-oscillator is no longer a limited edition concept and will be produced in a run of several hundred pieces. The revolutionary single-piece oscillator replaces the traditional 30-piece standard regulating organ, and is made of silicon. The case is made of lightweight titanium and the textured bezel is made of Aeronith, an aluminium-polymer composite that is three-times lighter than titanium. The dial is openworked to resemble a stylised propeller, with blades evoking the ZENITH star.



    Movement
    Mechanical automatic Caliber 9100 with monolithic regulating organ made of silicon, 129,600 vph, with a stop-seconds system for greater accuracy, lubricant-free, impervious to magnetic fields, temperature insensitive, chronometer certified, 50-hour power reserve.

    Functions
    Hours, minutes, central seconds with stop-second mechanism.

    Case
    Titanium, 44 mm diameter x 14.5 mm thickness, with aeronith bezel, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, sapphire crystal caseback, water resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165ft).

    Dial
    Blue openworked, with rhodium-plated faceted hands and hour markers coated with Super-LumiNova, star-tipped central sweep seconds.

    Bracelet/strap
    Black rubber, with midnight blue alligator coating, titanium double folding clasp.



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    CH - 2400 Le Locle
    Phone : +41 32 930 65 79
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    www.zenith-watches.com

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    Re: Baselworld 2019: Zenith Defy Inventor

    Don't they say Water Resistant to 10 Bar on their website?

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    Re: Baselworld 2019: Zenith Defy Inventor

    Quote Originally Posted by merfury1989 View Post
    Don't they say Water Resistant to 10 Bar on their website?
    Actually, yes...but you might as well toss in the link. :)

    https://www.zenith-watches.com/en_en/defy-inventor.html

    Still hoping they get the size down to something sane, along with a reasonable price. I want to get one, but this version is only nominally more accessible than the Lab.
    And it is also said, "go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say no and yes."
    -- Frodo, to Gildor

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    Re: Baselworld 2019: Zenith Defy Inventor

    An engineering marvel. The price is justify for an super in house movement with great accuracy unmatched by any other mechanical watch system.
    " A great time piece on your wrist show you are serious of time "

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    Re: Baselworld 2019: Zenith Defy Inventor

    $17,800 isn't bad considering it's the only true innovation in mechanical movements at Basel over the last few years. I'm impressed they were able take this movement to production in such a short period of time and are able to produce it in fairly large numbers (several hundred this year alone) already.

    Congratulations Zenith!
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