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The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 gets a ceramic case
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The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 gets a ceramic case

Friday, 13 September 2019
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A boutique-only limited edition, the Defy El Primero 21 sports a Midnight Black ceramic case surrounding a Zenith Blue movement.

In 1969, Zenith launched El Primero, the first ever fully integrated automatic column-wheel chronograph movement, enabling 1/10th of a second precision. Half a century later, Zenith once again defied tradition and pushed all existing boundaries, leading us into the world of 1/100th of a second accuracy. The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 is now available in a bold mix of black and blue tones as an exclusive limited edition of 250 pieces, available solely at Zenith boutiques around the world.

Defy El Primero 21 Black Ceramic © Zenith
Defy El Primero 21 Black Ceramic © Zenith

The Zenith Defy El Primero 21 chronograph boasts an outstanding frequency of 360,000 vph (50 Hz), ten times that of its El Primero predecessor, enabling 1/100th of a second precision. The inner bezel bears a scale graduated from 1 to 100 around which a 1/100th of a second hand sweeps at a lightning speed of one turn per second. Housed in a 44mm Midnight Black ceramic case, the open dial of the model offers an unobstructed view of the chronograph movement, finished with a Zenith Blue hue.

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