We don’t really need an introduction to the El Primero, the first ever fully integrated automatic column-wheel chronograph movement, enabling 1/10th of a second precision. Introduced in 1969, it is legendary to see the least. Half a century later, Zenith once again defied tradition and pushed all existing boundaries, leading us into the world of 1/100th of a second accuracy. A legend reborn, the Zenith DEFY El Primero 21 is the shining 21st century symbol of a new future for a brand with a truly unique guiding star.
Here is a limited edition that is exclusive to Zenith boutiques. The ground-breaking ZENITH DEFY El Primero 21 appears in the most alluring of materials and colour combination- Midnight Black Ceramic with a Zenith Blue movement.
This iconic chronograph is available in a bold mix of black and blue tones as an exclusive limited edition of 250 pieces, solely at Zenith boutiques. Housed in a 44mm midnight black ceramic case, the open dial of the DEFY El Primero 21 offers an unobstructed view of the revolutionary chronograph movement, finished with a Zenith Blue hue. The watch is topped by a star-tipped 1/100th of a second central hand, large luminescent baton-type hands and facetted hour-markers all paying proud tribute in a stunning demonstration of futuristic brilliance.
The lustrous midnight black ceramic case may just be the perfect canvas to watch the enticing play of tones in black and blue. Like the colour of the cutting-edge DEFY Inventor’s open dial as well as the chronograph register of some of the earliest El Primero chronographs, the DEFY El Primero 21 Boutique Edition’s movement bridges and rotor are finished in an electric “Zenith Blue” colour. Sleek ruthenium-plated hour-markers and hands filled with SuperLumiNova add volume to the complex openworked dial. The watch sports a chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock, hours and minutes in the centre, small seconds at 9 o’clock, black 60-second counter at 6 o’clock and distinctive blue 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. Further adding to its versatility, the DEFY El Primero 21 Boutique Edition is available with three straps: a black alligator strap with rubber backing and blue stitching, a black rubber strap with a “cordura” effect and blue stitching, and a textured blue rubber strap.
Nothing like a timeless classic reinterpreted for the future!