Zenith’s DEFY Skyline Skeleton Marks New Firsts at LVMH Watch Week
With its one-of-a-kind second indicator.
Continuing to level up its innovation for the modern-day watch world, Zenith introduces a new skeleton timepiece as part of the Skyline generation of signature DEFY models.
Debuted earlier this month at the first Singapore-based LVMH Watch Week, the Swiss brand’s new addition garnered much industry attention for its unique second indicator. Completing ten revolutions per minute, the updated feature makes the DEFY Skyline Skeleton the only watch of its kind to have the counter built within the openwork El Primero automatic high-frequency.
In another first for skeleton-style models, the technical timepiece hosts Super-LumiNova pigments on its hour markers and batons. Not only does this inclusion bring a characteristic luminescence to the watch, the material also increases legibility in all environments.
Surrounding the innovative open dial center, Zenith crafts a future-facing look with a contemporary angularity, modeling an evolution from its popular DEFY Skyline predecessor. With overlapping architectural lines, a brushed 41mm stainless steel casing and cool-toned blue and black finishings, its sleek design encapsulates the cityscapes that it was made for.
In a nod to the DEFY models of the 1960s, the DEFY Skyline Skeleton adopts geometric edges that extend from the hour markers. Its four-pointed open dial also comes together to create a “double Z” – often seen in older models. Reimagining these elements in a modern aesthetic, the watch is finished with a rubber and more classic steel strap, embossed with a starry sky pattern.
Take a detailed look at the DEFY Skyline Skeleton in the gallery above. To find out more, head to Zenith’s website now.