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At the Peak of High Frequency: Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet

The high-frequency chronograph, Zenith Defy 21 meets watch lovers with its high-frequency violet color.

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If all the colors our eyes can perceive will be considered as the frequencies of visible light, we can say violet is the color with the highest frequency. Beyond that, it is known as the invisible ultraviolet light. Therefore, using high-frequency color for a high-frequency chronograph makes sense.

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Over the past centuries, this color has been at the top of the list of most wanted ones, especially for clothing. It was so valuable that, civilizations like the Phoenicians, kept the information about how it was produced secret. Its rarity and beauty brought violet to the palaces as 'royal work'. Even though the eye-catching color appears in many areas from sports cars to bold fashion pieces, it continues to be rare in luxury watchmaking.

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Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet's (Ref. 97.9001.9004 / 80.R922) 44mm, titanium case with micro blasting technique highlights the violet details with its dark metallic tone. The case, which is resistant to water pressure up to 100 meters, has a sapphire crystal compartment on the back cover. Thanks to this compartment, the mechanism can be easily enjoyed.

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This royal color is used much more prominently in the interior. The automatic chronograph movement, El Primero 9004, which can measure 1/100 of a second and operates at 50Hz frequency, provides approximately 50 hours of power reserve in full installation. Skeletonized angled rotors and bridges switch from warm violet to cool tones.

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In the skeletonized dial, the chronograph power reserve indicator is located at 12 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30 minutes at 3 o’clock and 60 seconds counter is at 6 o’clock. The sub-dials in gray tones contrast with the violet tones we see in the background. The hour markers and hands feature Super-LumiNOVA SLN C1.

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Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet (Ref. 97.9001.9004 / 80.R922) is complemented by a violet fabric look strap and a titanium buckle.








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