LVMH Watch Week: Zenith Defy Skyline

At LVMH Watch Week, Zenith introduced new Defy Skyline that features dial embellished with stars and in-house caliber 3620.

At LVMH Watch Week, one of the stars was Zenith that is also famous for its star logo. While the brand has introduced the Defy Revival A3642, which is a reflection of the original model in the 60s, and revived the nostalgic spirit, now it continued to remember nostalgic memories with the Defy Skyline.

With a sporty, modern and stylish look, Defy Skyline inspired by the first models of the Defy line, which was launched in 1969. The timepiece comes with three different dial options, including black, blue and silver. In 41 mm stainless steel case, it designed with a 12-sided bezel. Of course, the iconic Zenith star can be seen at the top of the dial, but this is not the only star that adorning the dial: a modern reinterpretation of the “double Z” logo, introduced in 1969 and seen on the case back of Zenith watches throughout the 70s, is seen across the entire dial of the Defy Skyline. And there is a small seconds indicator that whizzing by every 10 seconds. The small date window at 3 o’clock displays the time in the same colors as the hour and minute hands.

We are so lucky to have one of the best symbols as a logo. A star is positive. It’s everywhere. On flags. At Hollywood. A star is a great symbol.

Julien Tornare, CEO of Zenith

At that point of the article, we get back to the small seconds indicator at 9 o’clock, because the movement that brings this part to life is the El Primero 3620, a version of the El Primero 3600, one of the brand’s most advanced in-house calibers to date. According to brand, for the first time in the history of Swiss watchmaking, a timepiece features a single sub-dial at 1/10 of a second. The automatic movement, which can be seen from the sapphire case back, has a frequency of 36,000 VpH and offers 60-hours of power reserve. The movement is designed with curve lines, just like the bezel.

The timepiece comes with silver, blue and black dial options and steel bracelet. And there are also options for rubber straps: khaki green strap for silver dial; blue rubber strap for blue dial; black rubber strap for black dial. So, which of these three options is your favourite?

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