Expanding on its Defy Skyline lineup, Zenith has just introduced a special Boutique Edition Zenith Defy Skyline Skeleton.
The Zenith Defy Skyline Skeleton was the central launch for Zenith during this year’s LVMH Watch Week. It’s the first of its kind to be fitted with a 1/10th of a second indicator and a modern cityscape-inspired design. The new Boutique Edition is faithful to the model’s overall aesthetics, complete with identical technical specifications. What sets the new model apart from its regular counterpart, is its incorporation of golden accents on the dial. With the hour markers and hands imbued in a gold tone, its gray and silver open-worked dial is elevated with a refreshing look, all the while keeping the Maison’s signature El Primero movement in clear view.
Just like any other timepiece from the Defy series, the boutique-exclusive skeleton watch is paired with a matching stainless steel bracelet, as well as an additional rubber strap. Retailing for $11,000 USD, the Defy Skyline Skeleton Boutique Edition is available only at Zenith’s online store and boutiques around the world.
The Zenith Defy Skyline Skeleton collection was launched a year ago to strengthen the brand’s position in the highly competitive segment of luxury sports watches, where the Defy Extreme and Defy Classic series were already fighting for the desired impact. The Skyline references greatly improved the chances of winning a broader clientele with a unique offering of distinctive-looking watches. And, as you can see, the latest Boutique edition fits right in.
The name “Defy” has a long tradition in the brand. The story began in 1902 with the “Defi” line of robust and precise pocket watches, which later motivated Zenith to keep that same spirit alive in a 1969 collection of wristwatches, changing the final letter to Y. The 1969 Defy design and aesthetics complemented the highly reliable construction and performance, and the Defy watches were nicknamed coffre-fort and even advertised as “the time-safe”.