Brummell Briefing: Zenith

Entry level high-precision watchmaking, featuring a skeletonised dial displaying its inner workings

Watches & Jewellery 28 Nov 2018

Zenith Defy Classic

Zenith Defy Classic

Since Zenith resurrected its Defy line, it has been a test bed for forward-thinking technical features and design. With the addition this year of the Defy Classic, the brand has introduced a new accessible entry point into this world of innovative and high-precision watchmaking.

Featuring a pared back three-hand display along with a discreet date indication at six o’clock, it is the movement where the watch really comes into its own, showcased to full effect through the skeletonised dial. Here you can marvel at the inner workings of the Elite 670 calibre, displaying the accuracy that is a hallmark of the watchmaker. Aesthetically the watch also includes subtle nods to Zenith’s past, with the deep blue minutes ring in the same shade as its 1969 El Primero.

Zenith Defy Classic, £5,400;