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Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Titanium


Ref. No. | Item No. | 914700

Zenith has revolutionized its famed El Primero movement with the Defy El Primero 21. It is the first timepiece to utilize the Caliber El Primero 21 movement, which consists of two separate, but integrated systems. One for the normal time functions, and a second strictly for the chronograph. The chronograph movement operates at 360,000 bph, which allows for 1/100th of a second timing. The skeletonized titanium case and exhibition case back allow for this impressive movement to be displayed on this modern marvel of a timepiece.




$7,495

Description

Zenith has revolutionized its famed El Primero movement with the Defy El Primero 21. It is the first timepiece to utilize the Caliber El Primero 21 movement, which consists of two separate, but integrated systems. One for the normal time functions, and a second strictly for the chronograph. The chronograph movement operates at 360,000 bph, which allows for 1/100th of a second timing. The skeletonized titanium case and exhibition case back allow for this impressive movement to be displayed on this modern marvel of a timepiece.

The History:

If not for the foresight of Charles Vermot, there would be no modern Zenith El Primero movements today. The company was sold, and made the move to manufacturing quartz based movement timepieces. After being ordered to sell the metal materials, including the dies, machining tools & presses, Vermot chose to hide everything needed to restart production on the El Primero movement inside the factory in a loft area. When Zenith was approached by Rolex, years later, to produce a mechanical automatic chronograph movement for their Daytona model, Vermot had everything needed to begin production. Shortly after, Zenith began production again of it’s own mechanical watches using this magnificent movement.

The Watch:

The Defy El Primero 21 has a 44mm brushed titanium case, with polished, beveled edges, and polished chronograph pushers. Powered by the Caliber El Primero 21 movement, the watch has a 50 hour power reserve, with a separate 50 minute power reserve for the chronograph function. The dial is open-worked, with two registers and a power reserve register for the chronograph function at the 12 o’clock position. At the back of the watch, the Zenith Star logo-shaped rotor is visible through the exhibition case-back. The Defy El Primero 21 wears on a blue and black alligator leather strap with rubber underside, with a stainless steel deployant clasp.

The Details:

This Zenith Defy El Primero 21, Ref 95.9000.9004/78.R582 is in very good condition. The titanium case shows minimal wear with the exception of some scratches located on the case, between the lugs near the 12 o’clock position, which is visible in the photos. The strap and buckle show minimal wear. This set comes with original boxes and packing, case, International Warranty Card, Chronometer Certificate, owners manual, leather hangtag, leather document pouch, and original Zenith alligator leather over rubber strap.

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Additional Info

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  • Zenith
  • Defy El
  • Primero 21
  • 95.9000.9004/78.R582
  • El Primero 21
  • Titanium
  • 44mm
  • Sapphire
  • Alligator over Rubber with Stainless Steel Zenith buckle

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