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(November 4, 2018) Explain the unique brilliance of each moment with sparkling gems and explore the dazzling charm of individuality! Today, Swiss watchmaker ZENITH has released the new Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow limited edition watch at the Hangzhou Station of the “Time Evolution” large-scale watch tour. Zenith’s global brand spokesperson Eason Chan and Zenith Global CEO Julien Tornare helped to release the moment and set the moment.


Half a century ago, Zenith launched the El Primero movement, the first integrated self-winding column wheel chronograph movement in history. The EL Primero’s timing accuracy can reach one tenth of a second, which is considered the legend of the watches world. In 2017, Zenith once again exerted its strength and subverted the traditional concept. With the new Defy El Primero 21 movement, it broke the chronograph limit and led the watchmaking industry into a one-second era. The Defy El Primero 21 calibre not only made a huge leap in performance and mechanical design, but raised the reliability and precision of the timepiece to a new level, fully demonstrating the brand’s spirit of innovation for a century and a half.

Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow Limited Edition Watch Released

Zenith’s “Time Evolution” Large Watch Tour Hangzhou SiteAs a global brand spokesperson for Zenith, Eason Chan shared his own musical moments on the spot: “The sound is audible and the color is visible, the music records different moments, and each one of them is different. The moments have their own unique color imprints, and the neon gives these moments a unique meaning. It is also the perfect interpretation of the Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow Limited Edition watch. With outstanding performance and mechanical structure, Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow Limited watch is certified by the Chronometer and brings the collection’s advanced watchmaking, timing and color aesthetics to a whole new level.


Eason Chan and Zenith Global CEO Julien Tornare

One Hundredth of a Second, the Beauty of Precision

As a model of the new generation of Zenith chronographs, the Defy El Primero 21 gives the contemporary mechanical watch unprecedented visual, auditory and timing precision. Equipped with an epoch-making masterpiece with an accuracy of 1/100 second, it complements bold avant-garde gems and craftsmanship. 2.26 carats with 44 different colors VVS clarity high quality gemstones present an all-encompassing time treasure, magnificently presented with the elegance of the jewels and the elegance of the openwork watch. The two Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow limited edition watches are paired with 44mm black ceramic and titanium case, which can be worn by both men and women. The hollow dial is a testament to precision. In line with this special rainbow design, in addition to a comfortable black or blue crocodile-covered rubber strap, there are five colorful strap colors to choose from, providing more fashionable mix for watch lovers.

Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow Limited Edition Watch Launch Event

This benchmark is based on the El Primero 9004 automatic movement, which introduces a double-chain structure, and the watch and chronograph are equipped with an escapement with a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour (5 Hz) and 360,000 vibrations per hour (50 Hz). This unique display further highlights the advantages of high frequency. The inner bezel is designed with a scale of 1 to 100. One hundredth of a second, the chronograph hand sweeps over the inner bezel at a full revolution per second, which is intuitive and visually appealing. The openwork dial reflects the elegant contemporary decor, which is also representative of the aesthetics of Zenith: the sweeping second hand with a star mark, the large luminous bar pointer and the hour marks.

Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow Limited Edition Watch Launch Event


Defy El Primero 21 Rainbow Black / Blue Limited Edition Watch

Reference: 33.9002.9004/96.R580 / 32.9003.9004/86.R592

Movement: El Primero 9004 Self-winding Movement

Power Reserve: 50 Hours

Case Material: Black Ceramic Case with Rainbow Gemstone

Case Diameter: 44 MM

Case Thickness: 14.50 MM

Crystal Glass: Curved Double-sided Anti-glare Treatment Sapphire Crystal Glass

Back Cover: Sapphire Crystal

Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100 Meters)

Dial: Skeleton

Strap: Black Rubber Strap Covered with Black Crocodile Leather / White Rubber Strap Covered with Blue Crocodile Leather

Buckle: Titanium Double Folding Clasp

Limited Edition: 50