The luxury watch that can withstand a worldwide EV race series.
The chronograph will forever hold a special place in the hearts of watch and automotive enthusiasts of a kinds, being the first tool watch to help drivers track lap times during races. As the world of motorsports continues to adapt to new designs, performance, and technology, the watch industry is doing the same with modern-day luxury iterations of the common chronograph. One brand focusing on delivering a watch that can withstand the abuse of racing is Zenith, who also plays the role as the Official Timekeeper and Founding Partner of Extreme E. The sustainable electric car racing league is celebrating its second successful season competing all around the world. Zenith is proud to celebrate Extreme E and its upcoming race in Sardinia by releasing the new Defy Extreme E ‘Island x Prix’ Edition.
The special Defy Extreme E ‘Island x Prix’ Edition features a lightweight 45mm case crafted from carbon and titanium, the same high-tech materials used to engineer the EV race cars that participate in Extreme E. The Defy showcases its iconic skeletonized dial that subtly blends its orange chronograph layout into the skeletonized design, highlighting the inner workings of the watch. The complex dial deciphers its chronograph, power reserve, hours and minutes, small-seconds, 30-minute counter, and 60-second counter functions. The engine delivering power to the Defy Extreme E ‘Island x Prix’ Edition is Zenith’s in-house El Primero 9004 Automatic movement, delivering a lengthy 50-hour power reserve from its 53-jewel construction. A sapphire backcase features an etched Extreme E logo with commemorative engravings surrounding the outer case, signifying the special release from Zenith. As part of its packaging, Zenith fits the Defy Extreme E with an orange velcro bracelet made from recycled Continental CrossContact tires from the first season of racing. The all-new Zenith Defy Extreme E ‘Island x Prix’ Edition is limited to only 20-pieces and is currently available through an authorized dealer for $27,100. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.