As of today, the new Defy Classic collection, first unveiled at Baselworld 2018, has started arriving at Zenith retailers and boutiques, and we now know the prices which were not initially announced.
The collection consists of two versions that come in a sleek 41 mm x 10.75 mm diameter ultra-light brushed titanium case (with polished accents on case flanks, bezel and bracelet center links). One has a blue sunburst dial and the other has a skeletonized dial, both are available in three different variations: rubber strap, alligator leather strap, or titanium bracelet.
A Zenith Elite caliber 670 powers hours, minutes, central seconds, and the date. The date display is unique in that it’s displayed via a large wheel that rotates around the outer edge of the movement, which looks particularly cool with the openworked dial.
The movement beats at 4Hz, measures 25.60 mm x 3.88 mm, has 27 jewels, and a power-reserve of 50-hours. The oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire caseback, is star-shaped. The Zenith star emblem is also embossed on the crown. Water-resistance is 100 meters.
Retail for the classic three hand Defy Classic with a rubber or alligator leather strap is $5,900 and on a titanium bracelet the price is $6,900. For the skeletonized version, retail is $6,500 with a rubber or alligator leather strap and $7,500 on a titanium bracelet.