Speed ​​twins Precision Legend Zenith Zenith Announces New Defy Series El Primero Tourbillon Watch

Two years ago, Zenith launched the revolutionary DEFY series ElPrimero21 watch, which introduced a new era of watchmaking with a high frequency of one hundredth of a second. In 2019, with the DEFY ElPrimero double tourbillon watch, Zenith once again set a new milestone for the fine watchmaking industry. This model is equipped with the ElPrimero 9020 movement, which is equipped with two independent escapements: one of them provides high-frequency timing to ensure that it can accurately measure the time interval of one hundredth of a second, and Another escapement ensures long-lasting accuracy. This model is now available in two limited editions: 10 platinum limited editions and 50 carbon fiber limited editions.

ZENITH DEFYELPRIMERO double tourbillon watch (model: 40.9000.9020 / 78.R582)

Exemplary precision of the second hand
  With the DEFY series, Zenith has continued to innovate and set new milestones for the future of watchmaking: following the advent of the world’s first mass-produced mechanical chronograph DEFY series ElPrimero21 with a one-second timekeeping function, Zenith In the same year, DEFYLab, a masterpiece of precision mechanical watches, was launched, which opened up a new horizon and dimension for the watchmaking industry with the epoch-making ‘Zhenli Shisha’. The new DEFY series ElPrimero double tourbillon watch launched by Zenith is a groundbreaking combination of two major watchmaking complex functions-a double tourbillon and a hundredth of a second, which reflects the brand’s Extraordinary watchmaking skills.

  The deep accumulation of technology, innovation, performance and design in Zenith, the new members of the DEFY family follow the tradition in structure and aesthetics. This is Zenith’s first manufacture of a dual tourbillon watch. Another point worth mentioning is that the tourbillon at 10 o’clock works with the timing function and adjusts its speed to measure and display the beauty of the flow of one hundredth of a second in a perfectly clear way. This world’s fastest tourbillon vibrates at 50 Hz (360,000 vibrations per hour), completes one rotation every five seconds, and drives the chronograph hands at an amazing speed that makes one revolution around the dial every second. The second tourbillon (located at 8 o’clock), runs at 5 Hz and rotates once a minute to adjust the watch’s travel time to ensure long-term accuracy.

  Echoing the dual tourbillon structure, the DEFY series ElPrimero dual tourbillon watches store and deliver energy in a dual barrel: one provides a 50-minute power reserve for the chronograph of a hundredth of a second, and the other provides 60 for the watch’s travel time Hour power reserve. As the contemporary successor to the legendary 1969 ElPrimero, this new high-frequency self-produced movement drives the chronograph’s hour, minute, 1/100 second, 60 and 30 minute timers (at 6 and 9 o’clock respectively). Position), plus a chronograph display at 12 o’clock. At the same time, the ElPrimero 9020 movement passed the precision timepiece certification of an independent institution (TimeLab).

Vivid expression of futuristic clocks
  In addition to vividly expressing the future direction of mechanical watches, watchmaking standards and firm belief in Zenith, the DEFY series ElPrimero double tourbillon watch also stands out for its powerful aesthetic appearance. With its large two-tone skeletonized dial, which is a new feature of Zenith’s fine watchmaking movement, the advantages of ElPrimero9020 and its 311 components are fully demonstrated. The blue tourbillon frame is decorated with Zenith’s ‘Star’ logo, as well as the bridge and bottom plate, which are polished and chamfered to further enhance the three-dimensional rendering of this mechanical rotation.

  Whether it’s a platinum case with a satin-finish brushed and polished finish, a sapphire transparent case back, or a full-body carbon fiber case, its water-resistant depth is 100 meters. This model is equipped with a high-tech black rubber strap lined with crocodile leather or Cordura material, which effectively combines aesthetics, function and diversity. Its material is durable, long-lasting, and has low allergenicity. Provide unlimited possibilities. The DEFY ElPrimero double tourbillon watch is limited to 10 pieces in platinum and 50 pieces in carbon fiber.

DEFY double tourbillon EL PRIMERO
Technical Information
Limited edition of 10 pieces
Model: 40.9000.9020 / 78.R582
Suggested Retail Price: RMB 1,089,000

Unique selling point
1 / 100-second dual tourbillon chronograph movement
1 tourbillon escapement for watch movement (36,000 vibrations per hour-5 Hz);
1 tourbillon escapement for timing function (360,000 vibrations per hour-50 Hz)
Chronograph hands rotate one revolution per second for exclusive dynamic features
Certified by Timelab for precision timepieces
Movement
El Primero 9020 automatic movement
Movement size 15 and ¾ legal minutes (diameter: 35.88 mm)
Movement thickness: 7.9 mm
Number of components: 311
Exclusive two-tone features on the floor and bridge
Number of jewels: 59
Vibration frequency: 36000 vibrations / hour (5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours
Finishing: Special rotor with brushed satin finish
Features
Center hour and minute display
Double tourbillon
1 escapement for watch movement (36,000 vibrations per hour / 5 Hz-frame rotates once every 60 seconds)
1 escapement for chronograph function (360,000 / 50 Hz per hour-frame rotates once every 5 seconds)
1/100 timing function:
-Central chronograph hands circle the dial every second
-30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
-60 seconds counter at 6 o’clock
-Timing function power reserve display at 12 o’clock
Case, dial and hands
Diameter: 46 mm
Happy diameter: 36 mm
Thickness: 14.50 mm
Case back: clear sapphire crystal
Material: 950 platinum
Water resistance: 10 ATM (100 meters)
Dial: Hollow
Hour markers: Ruthenium-plated facet, Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 coating
Hands: Ruthenium-plated facet, Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 coating
Strap and buckle
Strap: black rubber strap with black alligator lining
Buckle: Double folding buckle in titanium and white gold

DEFY double tourbillon EL PRIMERO
Technical Information
Limited edition of 50 pieces
Model: 10.9000.9020 / 79.R918
Suggested Retail Price: RMB 870,000
Unique selling point
1 / 100-second dual tourbillon chronograph movement
1 tourbillon escapement for watch movement (36,000 vibrations per hour-5 Hz);
1 tourbillon escapement for timing function (360,000 vibrations-50 Hz per hour);
Full carbon watch: case, buttons, crown and buckle
Chronograph hands rotate one revolution per second for exclusive dynamic features
Certified by Timelab Precision Timepiece
Movement
El Primero 9020 automatic movement
Movement size 15 and 3/4 law minutes (diameter: 35.8 mm)
Movement thickness: 7.9 mm
Number of components: 311
Exclusive two-tone features on the floor and bridge
Number of jewels 59
Vibration frequency 36000 times per hour (5 Hz)
Power reserve: 60 hours
Finishing: Special oscillating weight with brushed satin finish
Features
Center hour and minute display
Double tourbillon
1 escapement for watch movement (36,000 vibrations per hour / 5 Hz-frame rotates once every 60 seconds)
1 escapement for chronograph function (360,000 / 50 Hz per hour-frame rotates once every 5 seconds)
Chronograph accurate to 1/100:
-Central chronograph hands circle the dial every second
-30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
-60 seconds counter at 6 o’clock
-Timing function power reserve display at 12 o’clock
Case, dial and hands
Diameter: 46 mm
Happy diameter: 36 mm
Thickness: 14.50 mm
Case back: clear sapphire crystal
Material: black carbon
Water-resistant to 10 ATM
Dial: Hollow
Hour markers: black ruthenium-plated facet with black Super-LumiNova® coating
Hands: Black ruthenium-plated facet with black Super-LumiNova® coating
Strap and buckle
Strap: Black rubber with Cordura pattern blue rubber
Clasp: titanium bi-fold clasp with black carbon buckle