Watch news : A pleasant surprise at Zenith with the Land Rover DEFY21 edition


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For LVMH Watch Week – Dubai 2020, Zenith has not stopped highlighting with several new creations. Today, we are focusing on the collaboration between the Swiss watch manufacturer and the British car manufacturer Land Rover, two pioneers in their respective fields. Mr Watch reveals the very special edition called DEFY 21 Land Rover, limited to only 250 pieces.

After three models already DEFY Produced in partnership since 2016, zenith once again joins forces with the Land Rover brand and enriches this series with a sober, modern, elegant fourth watch, adorned with a very contemporary color scheme.

You should know that this watch pays homage to the famous Defender, a mythical all-terrain vehicle and, above all, a symbol of exploration and adventure. East DEFY It also coincides with the launch of the new generation of Land Rover Defender, a complete review of the iconic 4 × 4 with its most significant evolution to date.

A pleasant surprise at Zenith with the DEFY21 Land Rover Edition

For the next chapter of our partnership with Zenith, we wanted a watch that captured the essence of the new Land Rover Defender: modern, durable and highly desirable. With subtle details that capture the character of the new Defender, this is for me the best watch we have created with Zenith. Said Gerry McGovern, chief creative director of Land Rover.

On the design side, the DEFY 21 Land Rover Edition It incorporates a beautiful and elegant microblasted titanium case, accompanied on the right by a crown finely surrounded by an orange border and surrounded by two buttons for the chronograph function. The strap is covered with gray “Adventure” rubber with folding clasp.

A pleasant surprise at Zenith with the Land Rover DEFY21 edition

For the dial, we stay in the same shades with an excellent velvety slate gray. The latter displays the white hour and minute hands, treated with SuperLuminova SLN C3. The same for the applied indices. There is a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, a 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, as well as the small second at 9 o’clock. Not forgetting the central chronograph hand to show 1/100 of a second. The subtle touches of orange will surely add pep and improve excellent readability. Finally, an important detail, this is the first time that a dial of DEFY shows a linear energy reserve window.

Then we go to the engine of this DEFY 21 Land Rover Edition. It is equipped with an automatic movement El Primero 9004, which benefits from an escape for the watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz) and an escape for the chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). This mechanism offers 50 hours of energy reserve and allows immersion up to 100 m, or 10 ATM.

A pleasant surprise at Zenith with the Land Rover DEFY21 edition

In general, the DEFY 21 Land Rover Edition It is a relatively sophisticated watch that, however, looks quite minimalist and unquestionably tidy in the case, while the set shows a robust and stealthy look. For those interested, we remind you that this model is available in a limited edition of 250 pieces.

Price: € 13,700

Adeline Dol

Adeline, a fairly versatile independent journalist, is passionate about watches, a curious woman who is always looking for new watchmaking.