Zenith's DEFY 21 Ultrablue Explores the Frequencies of Light and Movement

Carrying a color dear to the brand’s heart.

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After unveiling the DEFY 21 Ultraviolet last year, which featured the world’s first violet-colored chronograph movement, Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith has now applied a similarly striking finish to yet another one of its DEFY 21 models, this time tapping a color it calls Ultrablue.

Dear to the brand’s heard, this particular shade of the blue is not only an embodiment of the starry night sky from which the company’s founder Georges-Favre Jacot was inspired to name both his brand and his award-winning calibre, but also a defining color for Zenith’s A386, one of the first watches to be equipped with the El Primero automatic high-frequency chronograph movement.

The electric blue of the movement is then paired with the more muted, micro-blasted titanium finish of the faceted case as well as the minimal, skeletonized dial. As usual, powering the futuristic timepiece is the brand’s in-house El Primero 9004 automatic movement, boasting the world’s fastest chronograph at 1/100th of a second, an operational frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, and a power reserve of 50 hours. Completing the timepiece is a black rubber strap covered in a dial-matching blue “Cordura effect” top layer.

For those interested, Zenith’s new DEFY 21 Ultrablue will be available for 13,400 CHF, or roughly $14,265 USD. Learn more over on the company’s website.

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