Zenith’s new DEFYClassic black ceramic watch (model: 49.9000.670 / 78.R782) perfectly blends style and material, and introduces this ultra-hard black material into the DEFYClassic series for the first time. With fascinating micromechanics and excellent technical performance, the DEFYClassic black ceramic watch evokes the resonance of urban conscious people with fashion.
Zenith interprets neo-futuristic watchmaking in its purest form. In the DEFYClassic black ceramic watch, subtle tones and three-dimensionality are vividly displayed through geometric figures and a unique architecture from the inside out.
The new watch is inspired by the original DEFY series introduced in the 1970s. The 41 mm diameter case is forged from wear-resistant black zirconia ceramic, combined with polishing and satin finishing, highlighting the geometric shape and modern atmosphere. The edges of the case are sharp and softened by the rounded bezel.
The most attractive part of the DEFYClassic black ceramic watch is the avant-garde skeleton dial. Using ultra-modern geometric shapes, the multi-layer architecture perfectly integrates novel displays and movement elements.
During the day, the faceted hands and appliquéd hours are integrated with the hollow dial and the visible elements of the movement. After polished ruthenium plating, it shines black and presents amazing legibility. As night falls, Super-LumiNova® SLNC1 coating emits subtle green fluorescence, reminiscent of the neon lights of a city that never sleeps.
Form and function in one
Through the hollow dial and sapphire crystal case back, you can admire the precision operation of the Elite670 automatic movement. For decades, Elite has been Zenith’s main movement. This is the first time the movement has been hollowed out. The Elite 670 movement is reimagined, the aesthetically reorganized hollow bridge is exquisitely retouched, and the performance is equipped with a silicon pallet and an escape wheel.
DEFYClassic black ceramic watch with a black rubber strap, subtly blended with the outline of the case, as well as the dial and the movement of the structure of the movement. It is sporty, casual, elegant and comfortable, and it is perfect for all occasions that urban explorers may encounter. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)