Le Locle, June 29, 2023 – Just in time to take on the summer heat, ZENITH unveils three new boutique-exclusive editions of the DEFY Skyline in 41mm and 36mm with cool Ice Blue dials, alongside a new comprehensive strap service on its online boutique.
Whether vivid blue skies or crystal-clear waters, the bright and cool tones of the newest Boutique Edition of the DEFY Skyline are certainly evocative and invigorating. As a first for a ZENITH Boutique Edition, ZENITH is adding this striking new and exclusive colour in both the original DEFY Skyline in a 41mm steel case as well as its mid-size 36mm counterpart in two versions – with and without diamonds on the bezel.
With the launch of the DEFY Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Editions and just in time to embrace a full spectrum of colours for the summer season, ZENITH is also unveiling a new service on its online boutique that allows buyers to conveniently browse and purchase a selection of compatible straps. Whether the colour, the size or the need for an additional buckle, giving your ZENITH timepiece a more personal touch through the online boutique has never been easier. This service is first being rolled out in Europe, followed by North America and Japan in September.
Deftly melding the past and present of ZENITH’s DEFY collection with architectural lines and reputable robustness, the DEFY Skyline is crafted in an angular steel case with a dodecagonal bezel, directly inspired by the earliest DEFY wristwatches from 1969. While deep blue tones inspired by the starry night sky have been prominently used in past ZENITH Boutique Editions, the DEFY Skyline proposes a chilled metallic Ice Blue tone with an engraved pattern consisting of four-pointed stars, glistening against the sunray-patterned metallic dial base. In keeping with the visual harmony of the dials, even the date wheels have been fashioned in the same colour as the dial.
Both equipped with ZENITH automatic manufacture movements, the DEFY Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition in 41mm is powered by the El Primero 3620 automatic high-frequency calibre, featuring a 1/10th of a second indicator that’s driven directly from the 5Hz escapement. It features a power reserve of approximately 60 hours and is endowed with a stop-second mechanism for precise time-setting. The smaller 36mm version of the DEFY Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition runs on the Elite 670 automatic manufacture movement with an autonomy of 50 hours. Both automatic manufacture calibres feature star-shaped oscillating weights and can be admired through the sapphire display backs.
The DEFY Skyline Boutique Edition is delivered on a steel bracelet with a satin-brushed surface with chamfered and polished edges, seamlessly following the contours of the angular case. An Ice Blue rubber strap with a starry sky pattern is also provided with a steel folding clasp and can be easily swapped without any tools using the DEFY case’s ingenious quick strap-change mechanism consisting of secure buttons on the back.
The DEFY Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition in 41mm is available exclusively on the ZENITH online boutique. The two 36mm versions are available from both physical and online ZENITH boutiques.