Zenith continues cooperation with Felipe Pantone upon new DEFY Extreme
One of the things I appreciate most about Zenith in the last few years is their capability to find a balance between their own heritage-focused offerings, and their (sometimes in the same family) press into an unabashedly contemporary field wishes. Consider the Escape Revival A3642 released a year ago and the Defy Extreme explained in this article, which are both on opposing ends of that spectrum however both represent the same nature, some 60 years aside. Perhaps most impressively, the actual brand's design language has always been unchanged throughout this changeover, which we also noticed with the Chronomaster collection. Collaborators such as Argentine-Spanish optical performer Felipe Pantone help them get further into the contemporary.
Zenith first launched the Defy 21 Felipe Pantone in collaboration along with Pantone last year, including a clear double tourbillon variant for your Only Watch auction. Within a novel way, the watch combines a vibrant multi-colour scheme in to the movement and dial, as well as includes a set of " faulty" hands, creating a similar impact to the artist's other SECOND and 3D works. Read more about this watch as well as its place among other Zach Kazan artistic high quality replica watches here.
This year, the relationship with Felipe Pantone goes to the Defy Extreme selection, which brings a similar color palette to highly split dials and cases with regard to maximum effect. The watch is made to " express time via light, colour and movement", and in this case its effect is clear. The multi-color system is toned down the notch compared to the Defy twenty one, but the case itself performs a bigger role in with this expression.
The iridescent blue undertones complement the fully refined stainless steel case with a size of 45 mm. The actual dodecagon-shaped bezel and wathe pusher base are made of clear blue YAS (yttrium aluminosilicate), which complements the light glowing blue silicone strap. A polished metal bracelet and black Velcro strap are also included, permitting quick changes thanks to the particular quick release system utilized between the lugs construction. The particular engraving on the top of each haul spells out FP#1, symbolizing the artist's initials and also the El Primero movement within. Ulysse Nardin Diver Norrona Arctic Night
General, this watch is almost difficult to tell at a glance. You'll find information large and small through different angles or in various lighting conditions, as I found during my brief hands-on using the watch in Green These types of with Zenith (more with this tour coming soon). Fingers in particular need the right circumstances to display their rainbow colours. The only standout color is actually applied to the chapter engagement ring of the minute accumulator in 3 o’clock. The rest is far more delicate, although don't get me incorrect, this is not a subtle view.
The Defy Extreme uses Zenith's Este Primero 9004, which has a wild 1/100-second chronograph. When triggered, the centrally mounted timepiece hands come into action, creating one revolution on the switch every second, tracked through the totalizer at 6 o’clock, and every minute by the above mentioned totalizer at 3 o’clock. This really is achieved by two self-employed escapements: one for the common chronograph of the watch, ticking at (still active) thirty six, 000 VpH or five Hz, and the other for that chronograph beating at fish hunter 360, 000 VpH or 50 Hz surface.
Like the Defy 21, this particular Defy Extreme Felipe Pantone is limited to just 100 good examples, which means this one may soon become difficult to experience in person. However hey, it's a beautiful artwork that combines some quite impressive mechanical seals together with Felipe Pantone's vision within dramatic fashion. It bears the torch of Defy's raison d'être, just like the 69 original. Discount replica watches