The Defy El Primero 21 Chronograph is the contemporary in Zenith’s long line of high-frequency chronographs, and adds a central chronograph hand that spins once per second to come up with a readout to the closest 1/100th of a second around the dial’s perimeter. Powering it is a pair of high-speed escapements, one for the main timekeeping function and one for the chronograph (you’ve even got a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock specific to the chronograph function). Technically, this is similar to last year’s releases, but with some aesthetic updates. The brushed titanium case is paired with a classic panda dial as a substitute of one of the crucial highly openworked dials we’ve seen prior to now. Overall, it is a relatively more classic take on a thoroughly brand new watch.
New 1/100th of a second Chronograph movement
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Silver-toned sunray-patterned dial with black-toned counters