Little boy, I was very excited when I saw that this folder was actually in one of the thousands of Watches & Wonders online file sharing systems. In all capital letters, its title is DEFY EXTREME. Although the history of replica Zenith Defy watches can be traced back to the 1960s, the Defy Extreme in my mind is reminiscent of Zenith’s infamous Nataf era ultra bizarre works. The Zenith Defy extreme watch series will come out in 2021. Not only is it revengeful, it is also the “all-terrain” 1/100 of the stopwatch.
Just a few months ago, I commented on my excellent “Type 20 Blueprint”: “During Thierry Nataf (Thierry Nataf), Zenith produced a buzz “Classic” watches and absolutely undisturbed monsters (undisturbed idiots like me seem to have developed a weird feeling.” Well, Defy Extreme is back, which looks more like Audemars The Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph’s full frontal attack, without a weird attempt, that is, the same watch is filled with a surprising number of completely redundant design elements.
Zenith refers to the new Defy Extreme as an “all-terrain” chronograph-perhaps AP’s Offshore subconscious spy, but in fact, this subtle effect is in Offshores. These highly sophisticated mechanical chronographs have a water resistance of 20 bar (equivalent to 200 meters) and are not the queen of safety. For a while, I found it strange that these watches are called “all-terrain” watches, when they are actually only 50 meters of WR, or worse-in my opinion, this is good for any four-figure watch. All of them are unacceptable, let alone five. But the 200-meter rating indicates a suitable housing and gasket. Most current marine chronographs are water resistant to 100 meters.
The case of each new Zenith Defy Extreme watch is 45 mm wide and 15.40 mm thick. The case is made of titanium, with a more traditional brushed and polished appearance, and a futuristic micro-sandblast design. One of the models, the reference number 87.9100.9004, adds 18kt polished rose gold around the bezel and buttons-it can be said that the latter is the closest to ROO in appearance. Judging from the image alone, I hope there is more of my own around these timing buttons. Nevertheless, it is still hoped that these contents will be checked out before the final ruling is passed.
The transparent dial of the newly launched Zenith Defy Extreme 1/100 Chronograph in 2021 follows existing trends that indicate Defy aesthetics (as well as designs from many other LVMH brands, but this is another discussion). Nevertheless, it is a good choice for Defy Extreme, especially when considering the large number of hour and minute hands. Their filigree center is followed by a wide solid area, which makes them a spectacular handmade design, even if the eyes are overwhelmed by everything else at first. The applied hour markers and effortless minute trajectory as well as the outer 100 laps can accurately read the time-the “function” is still ignored or sacrificed in many luxury watches.
Shown on the dial is the epic Zenith El Primero 9004 movement, which includes a super-speeding balance at 5 Hz (36,000 vph), and an oversized pushpin fast-moving balance at 50 Hz (360,000 vph). . The latter is responsible for the 1/100 timing of the second hand chronograph. Its lightning-like chronograph second hand does not sweep the entire dial within one minute like a regular chronograph, but within one second. Many people choose chronographs to increase visual appeal and fascinating operation-so, the centrally mounted second hand rotates 60 times faster than other stopwatches, and the second hand is the most spectacular mechanical chronograph ever. LVMH sister brand TAG Heuer has at least mastered some proprietary technologies to achieve this feat. However, if this is the case, I think that the two major chronograph manufacturers working hand in hand is worth mentioning, rather than sniffing.
The power reserve is quoted as “minimum 50 hours”, and since the damn should be placed on the El Primero, it is supplemented by an automatic winding system. There is a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, which is another rare but really useful feature in modern mechanical movements. The uniqueness of the motherboard is that their colors match the palette of the watch: the movement is black, blue or gold, and it looks so natural with the case components that people may use this extremely rare Surface treatment of the movement. indeed. If anything, it shows that Zenith did not photograph these watches together, but designed them into a complete package-from the case, the bezel, the hands to the movement. Even if this effort is reflected in the price, it should be emphasized.
The new Zenith Defy Extreme offers three main styles, each with a micro-sprayed titanium bracelet, and is equipped with a rubber strap and a Velcro® strap to give it a new look. It must be said that these monolithic case designs are not always the most comfortable, but the entire case and bracelet are made of lightweight titanium, which may make these beastly watches both fun and comfortable to wear. This formula can indeed be used with Breitling B55 Exospace.
Defy Xtreme (the spelling in naughty spelling) was never meant to be a universally attractive watch, and it is true for the 2021 Zenith Defy Extreme. These are big and brisk, for some people it is a mature taste (for others it is not wearable at all), but the technical prowess and the overall attention to detail embodied by these double escapements are absolutely absolute Can not be ignored.
I can’t help thinking that a decade or so ago, the retail price of a discount replica watch with these technical specifications and bold appearance would be twice what it is now. That is to say, now they can truly exert price competitiveness, although it is undoubtedly an expensive option.