Limassol, September 18, 2023: During the inauguration of ZENITH’s first boutique in Cyprus last night, the Manufacture presented the dazzlingly blue DEFY Skyline Sapphire, its latest boutique-exclusive edition.

As part of ZENITH’s expanding presence to serve its customers around the globe more personally and immerse them in the Manufacture’s unique world, ZENITH is delighted to announce its first boutique in Southern Europe, on the island nation of Cyprus. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by friend of the brand DJ Carl Cox, who put on a special performance for guests in attendance. The opening of the new Cyprus boutique was the perfect occasion to present the latest boutique-exclusive edition, the DEFY Skyline Sapphire.

A modern successor to the very first ZENITH DEFY wristwatch model from 1969, the DEFY Skyline seamlessly merges the past and present with bold architectural lines and unwavering robustness that have become hallmarks of the line. While deep blue tones inspired by the starry night sky have become a signature of many ZENITH Boutique Editions, the DEFY Skyline Sapphire doubles down with brilliant gem-setting. The steel dodecagonal bezel is set with 45 baguette-cut blue sapphires, further embellishing the metallic blue dial with a four-pointed star geometric pattern. It comes on an integrated steel bracelet, with a blue patterned rubber strap also provided to make the most of the case’s ingenious quick strap-change mechanism that requires no tools.

The DEFY Skyline Sapphire 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.

To which ZENITH CEO Julien Tornare added, “We’re so thrilled to be opening our first boutique in Cyprus by presenting this exceptional piece. Blue has a deep meaning for ZENITH, and we wanted to do something special and a little unexpected for this Boutique Edition of the DEFY Skyline. The majestic blue tones from the sapphires really enhance the night sky effect of the dial and the unique shape of bezel. With the Mediterranean in the backdrop, we couldn’t be happier to unveil it here!”

The DEFY Skyline Sapphire is available exclusively from ZENITH physical and online boutiques around the world.

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