Zenith offered visitors to the SIAR 2018 models featuring three distinctive aesthetic inspirations. The unusual Defy Zero G Virgen de Guadalupe evokes a venerated Catholic image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Depicting a reported apparition of the Virgin Mary to an Aztec convert to Christianity, it holds a special place in the religious life of Mexico and represents a symbol of devotion that has come to embody national pride. While skulls have become a trendy fashion motif, Zenith offers a specifically Mexican take on this theme with the Defy Zero G Skull – Dias de los Muertos, celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead which is an extremely popular national holiday that includes festivals, parades and family gatherings. And speaking of skulls and crossbones, the Defy Zero G Pirates offers watch lovers a chance to set sail on an imaginary maritime adventure filled with exotic islands, buried treasure and swashbuckling sailors.
Each of the three limited editions is available in a choice of titanium, yellow or rose gold, slightly aged to better display its engraved theme. Framing a skeleton dial with its colourful Mexican-themed accents, the 44mm case features a decorated caseback with a matching metal bracelet and folding clasp. The heart of the Defy Zero G beats to the pace of the manual-winding El Primero 8812S calibre, oscillating at 5Hz, with a 50-hour power reserve.