Defy Classic Fusalp

Reference# 49.9000.670-1/22.R797
Manufacturer's retail price: $10,000


    • Details
    • Description
    • Limited Edition: 300 pieces
    • Case: black ceramic
    • Size: 41 mm
    • Movement: automatic-winding manufacture Elite 670
    • Function: Hours and minutes in the center. Central seconds hand. Date indication at 6 o'clock
    • Power Reserve: approximately 48 hours
    • Water Resistance: 100 m
    • Dial: Skeleton dial with special snowflake star design. Applied indexes
    • Caseback: sapphire crystal
    • Hands: luminous hands and markers
    • Strap/Bracelet: rubber strap designed by Fusalp with a fabric-like texture and concentric rectangles, with folding clasp
    • Factory Warranty: two years

    The DEFY Classic Fusalp limited edition is a skeleton watch designed in collaboration with French luxury ski clothing tailor Fusalp. Crafted in black ceramic, it features an open dial with a new design incorporating the ZENITH five-pointed star and Fusalp snowflake emblems. Powered by the Elite automatic manufacture movement. Fitted on a rubber strap designed by Fusalp with a fabric-like texture and concentric rectangles.

    Forged from exceptionally durable and scratch-resistant ceramic that can take on a multitude of colors and tones, the Defy Classic’s faceted 41mm case features a combination of polished and satin-brushed surfaces, emphasizing its geometric and resolutely contemporary case inspired by the original Zenith Defy collection first launched in the 1970s. The angular, silhouette of the case is softened by the perfectly circular bezel that haloes above it.

    The centerpiece of the DEFY Classic Fusalp is its avant-garde open dial. Taking on a stellar form with ultramodern angles, the multi-layered element seamlessly blends the neoteric display with the movement.

    In broad daylight, the faceted hands and applied markers appear as one with the blackened complex of the open dial and visible portions of the movement, with their polished ruthenium-treated surfaces gleaming through the darkness for surprisingly easy legibility. In darkness, they emit a subtle green glow from the Super-LumiNova SLN C1 coating.

    Visible through the open dial as well as the sapphire case back of the Defy Classic, the automatic Elite 670 manufacture movement beats unerringly. A staple movement in Zenith’s lineup for decades, the Defy Classic represents the first time the Elite caliber has been openworked. Its entire anatomy has been reimagined – not just aesthetically, with its restructured and open bridges with cutting-edge finishing – but also in its performance, as the Elite caliber in the Defy Classic features a silicon pallet-lever and escape-wheel.

    Limited to 300 pieces