DEFY EL PRIMERO DOUBLE TOURBILLON
Introduced during Baselworld 2019, the El Primero Double Tourbillon joins Zenith’s futuristic line :
Defy and yes! The timepiece is a « Beast »
First, i have to say that it marks the continuity & stability of the CEO, Mr. Tornare in a brand that has a huge history and impact in the Watchmaking industry. I can now feel his « touch » or influence in the Maison and it goes way beyond the creations.
To me, the future for Zenith is basically : Better and Faster! Here we have a new interpretation of the 1/100th of a second Chronograph and it doesn’t hurt at all to watch those two Tourbillons (5 and 50 Hz) running on the dial.
In fact, the Tourbillon at 8 o’clock is linked to the standard time displayed by the central hours/minutes hands and the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock.
The second Tourbillon (at 10 o’clock) is linked to the 1/100th of a second Chronograph. It does a revolution in 5 sec. which means that it’s the World fastest Tourbillon! It also makes sure that the central thin hand does a one dial sweep per second.
Self winding El Primero movement, both system (Time and Chronograph) have their own barrel.
I appreciate the idea to show the Chronograph power reserve (at 12 o’clock) instead of the movement. The temptation to play with it is so strong that it’s definitely good to keep track of the energy.
Comfortable and light thanks to the Carbon case, I find pretty nice the mix of blue and black colours.
Simply part of my favourites Baselworld 2019 novelties.
Well done! Zenith.
Limited Edition 50 pieces
(Also available in Platinum, Limited to 10 pieces)