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Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Ceramic, Boxed 364057


Ref. No. | Item No. | 1018203

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 skeletonized black ceramic case and exhibition case back allow for this impressive movement to be displayed on this modern marvel of a timepiece.




$7,995

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 black ceramic 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 its own mechanical watches using this magnificent movement.

The Watch:

The Defy El Primero 21 has a 44mm black ceramic case, with a polished, beveled edge and matte black 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 black rubber strap, with a titanium double folding clasp with Black DLC coating.

The Details:

This 2021 Zenith Defy El Primero 21, Ref 49.9000.9004/78.R582, purchased in March 2021, is in very good condition. The black ceramic case shows minimal wear, visible in the photographs. The strap and buckle show minimal wear. This set comes with original boxes and packing, case, International Warranty Card, Chronometer Certificate, leather hang tag with serial number, serial number hang tag, serial sticker, quick step guide, instruction booklet, leather document holder, a Zenith alligator leather over rubber strap, Zenith black rubber strap, as well as a Zenith black canvas strap, with titanium double folding clasp with Black DLC Coating.

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  • Zenith
  • Defy El Primero 21
  • 49.9000.9004/78.R582
  • El Primero 21
  • Black Ceramic
  • 44 mm
  • Sapphire
  • Black Rubber with Titanium Double Folding Clasp with Black DLC Coating

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