Diamonds and jewels are a woman’s best friend but what about the men? Done right, tastefully set diamond and jewel watches have stirred up quite an interest amongst the gentlemen too. Although it eventually comes down a matter of personal style and of course, the your bank balance, high-jewellery watches have stirred up quite a storm for both him and her.
With the festive season right around the corner it is no surprise that brands have started introducing their high-jewllery watches. Presenting the high jewellery versions of the Zenith DEFY El Primero 21 and the DEFY Classic. Let’s get right to it.
A jewel interpretation of the modern chronograph icon
Let’s start with the DEFY El Primero 21. This stealthy El Primero is already known for its unrivalled 100th of a second chronograph movement, so why not push the boundaries further with the aesthetics? With a rose gold case entirely set with brilliant cut white diamonds and the bezel with baguette cut diamonds, this rendition of the DEFY El Primero 21 turns the exceptional into outstanding.
If you think this was astounding, look at its rainbow rendition. The DEFY El Primero 21 High Jewelry Rainbow is as joyfully festive as it is an enchanting combination of watchmaking and gem-setting prowess coming seamlessly together. This one here definitely caught our attention.
With a rose gold case, the snow-set white diamonds sparkle in a seemingly random pattern as the bezel takes on the vibrant “rainbow” treatment, where 44 baguette-cut sapphires are meticulously picked and arranged in a progressive colour scheme that spans the entire visible light spectrum. This rainbow effect continues on to the open dial, where the hour markers are set with sapphires matching those on the bezel.
A skeleton with an alluring twist
Now the original DEFY Classic is a great watch to kickstart your Zenith collection. Perfectly proportioned and boasting a uniquely conceived open dial and movement, the DEFY Classic has all the makings of the perfect daily companion. But, how about we take this titanium case and set it with set with brilliant cut-diamonds and baguette diamonds on the bezel. Voila the DEFY Classic High Jewelry! Not so much an everyday watch now but definitely one that will make a statement. This bejeweled edition retains the signature Zenith blue touches throughout, from the dial to the rubber and alligator leather strap.
The DEFY Classic High Jewelry is also available with a fun pop of colour to add to the festive season – The DEFY Classic High Jewelry Rainbow. As white is the combination of all colours, it serves as the perfect backdrop for the rainbow effect on the DEFY Classic, with 48 unique baguette cut sapphires on the bezel arranged by colour graduation, complemented by brilliant white diamonds on the titanium case for the perfect scintillating touch.
These rare gem-set versions of the DEFY collection will make their way to Zenith boutiques and retailers around the world starting from October 2019 and are sure to make it to the top of you Diwali and Christmas wish-lists.