Zenith Defy Classic Watch Hands-On

A few months back at Baselworld 2018, Zenith introduced two versions of the Defy Classic, entry-level models of their eponymous Defy range With Jean-Claude Biver at the helm, Zenith made the wise move to follow up 2017’s innovative and pricey Defy El Primero 21 and Defy Lab with these two versions that are in the mid-five figure range The simpler model is the sunburst blue dial version while the openworked dial will appeal to someone who appreciated the very Biverian style of the Defy Lab (among others from LVMH brands like Hublot and TAG Heuer).

Having handled both of these at Baselworld, I was happy to see Zenith offer something new (and non-El Primero) in this very competitive price range between the $6,000-$8,000 mark. Both of these models cast a wide net for buyers in this segment, coming in a 41mm wide case that’s done in brushed titanium Zenith has long . More