Introducing the Defy Extreme Mirror, Zenith unveils a striking iteration of its high-beat chronograph, boasting the precision to measure elapsed times down to 1/100th of a second. The 45mm stainless steel case and its accompanying bracelet undergo a meticulous polishing process, resulting in a mirror-like chrome exterior. Despite its fragile appearance, this timepiece exhibits a robust pressure resistance of up to 20 bars.
The mirrored aesthetic extends beyond the case to the open multi-layered dial, showcasing a central element crafted from sapphire crystal with a metallic mirrored finish that is both translucent and reflective. The 1/100th of a second chronograph scale incorporates satin-brushed metallic elements, ensuring the dial remains easily legible while adhering to the cohesive, all-metal design theme.
Partially visible through the open dial as well as the sapphire case back is the automatic high-frequency chronograph caliber El Primero 9004, offering 1/100th of a second time measurements by means of two independent escapements beating at the rates of 5Hz (36’000 VpH) for the timekeeping part and 50Hz (360’000 VpH) for the chronograph function. In addition, this cutting-edge movement sports a power reserve of 50 hours for the timekeeping function. The 50-minutes power reserve of the chronograph is indicated beneath 12 o’clock. For the Defy Extreme Mirror, the signature star-shaped winding rotor is finished in a silvery-grey metallic tone to match the case and dial elements.
Enhancing the cool appearance of this statement piece are the included black Velcro strap and rubber strap. These can be easily interchanged with the bracelet thanks to the swift strap-change mechanism located on the rear side of the case.
Pricing for the Zenith Defy Extreme Mirror is marked at $26,100.
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