Zenith’s Defy Extreme line has seen it all, from iridescent rainbow hues to carbon fiber and DJ turn tables to double tourbillons. Its extreme nature really lives up to its name with each new addition. Today, we get another totally new take on the model with the Defy Extreme Mirror.
As the name suggests, the latest incarnation of the Defy Extreme is rendered in classic stainless steel and features a fully mirror-polished metal exterior. With the angular architecture of the Defy Extreme line, the model beautifully plays with light and its surroundings for an instantly eye-catching look on the wrist. The mirror effect extends to the open worked, multi-layered dial featuring a central element in sapphire crystal with a metallic mirrored finish that’s translucent yet reflective. In addition, the 1/100th of a second chronograph scale features satin-brushed metallic elements, which keeps the dial easy to read while maintaining a beautiful fluidity and consistency to the uniquely all-metal design.
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Both the skeletonized dial and the exhibition caseback reveal the brand’s iconic El Primero movement offering 1/100th of a second time measurements by means of two independent escapements beating at the rates of 5Hz (36’000 VpH) for the timekeeping mechanism and 50Hz (360’000 VpH) for the chronograph function.
Completing the look of the Defy Extreme Mirror is a complementary integrated stainless steel bracelet with the same mirror polishing, adding to the overall chrome-like appearance. For a high contrast look, there’s also the option of either a black Velcro strap or a rubber strap, both of which give the Defy Extreme Mirror a totally different look and feel depending on your mood. Thanks to Zenith’s quick-change system, you can easily switch between the bracelet and straps for different occasions.
Zenith’s new Defy Extreme Mirror is priced at $26,100 and is available today at the brand’s physical and online boutiques as well as Zenith authorized retailers around the world.
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