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Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero Review

Zenith Zero GZenith recently announced the creation of their Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero, a $500,000 monster of a watch that has certainly drawn an equal amount of praise and criticism from watch lovers.

Zenith’s gyroscope cage Tourbillon uses an escapement mounted on cardan joints similar to marine chronometers. The instrument, which is sensitive to changes of position, is kept in a constant horizontal position which ensures optimal amplitude for the spiral balance-wheel. Coordination is provided by a second gear train which is the reference point for the swinging of the escapement axles and a differential gear with inverter compensates all the relative movements of the framework.

Zenith’s Zero-G Tourbillon, whose cage alone comprises 166 of the 294 parts that make up the device, 10 conical geared wheels with spiral teeth and 6 ball-bearings, was developed from the El Primero automatic caliber that beats at the record speed of 36,000 vibrations an hour.

The Zenith Zero-G features a multi-layered dial made of Hesalite glass, carbon fibre and aluminium beneath two sapphire glasses, a blackened titanium case that is waterproof at 1000 meters, a black shot-peened titanium case, a protected crown, helium valve and titanium bracelet with Kevlar inserts.

This is certainly not a watch for the faint of heart (or light wallet-ed)…

Zenith Defy Xtreme Open Stealth Review

Zenith Defy Xtreme Open StealthThe massive Zenith Defy Xtreme Open Stealth watch is surely not for the faint of heart. With a case diameter of 46.5 mm and a very contemporary design… this Zenith is sure to turn heads.

The watch is water resistant to 1,000 meters and features a rotating bezel, helium valve, a screw in crown and buttons with carbon fiber inserts.

The Zenith Defy Xtreme Open Stealth is available in two variations: the titanium case and bracelet model (95.0527.4021/01.M530), and the black titanium case and bracelet version (96.0527.4021/21.M529).

Zenith Defy Xtreme Open Stealth Watch

The multi-layered dial on the Defy Xtreme Open Stealth is made of shock resistant Hesalite glass, brushed aluminum, and carbon fiber.

The automatic Open El Primero movement is strengthened by anti-shock bridges and features 248 different components, 36,000 VPH, 39 jewels, and a 55 hour power reserve.