With respect to exceptional collaborations, Zenith is proud to introduce its newest Friend of the Brand, world-renowned DJ and producer Carl Cox. An undisputed living legend in electronic music and specifically “techno”, Carl Cox is credited with bringing his craft to new heights and his unique sound to a global audience.

Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox
Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox

From underground rave parties in the 80s to main stage performances at festivals and his own stage at Burning Man as well as his pioneering record label, Carl Cox lives the “time to reach your star” philosophy to the fullest. His perseverance and undeniable talent have propelled him from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most revered and influential personalities in the world of electronic music.

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Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox

For his first eponymous special edition watch, the DEFY 21 Carl Cox, limited to 200 pieces, Zenith turned up the tempo with a special execution of its futuristic 1/100th of a second chronograph, with a carbon fiber bezel and strap stitching that glow in the dark.

The New Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox
Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox

For a very personal touch by Carl Cox, the open dial keeps the beat pumping with a rotating disk shaped like a vinyl record at 9 o’clock, serving as a running seconds indicator. “I am very lucky that I am able to share my love of music all over the world. All of us have the power within us to feel the beat and dance – my job is to bring that energy out and to unite everyone on the dancefloor. In a similar way, Zenith is about elevating the art of watchmaking and sharing its innovations with the world, so collaborating with them on a watch with a high-frequency beat felt very natural”, said Carl Cox.

Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox Watch review
Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox

Zenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox

Technical specifications:

Reference: 10.9001.9004/99.R941

Key points: Full carbon model: case, pushers, crown and buckle head

Carbon bezel with SuperLuminova. 1/100th of a second chronograph movement. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH - 5 Hz);1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH - 50 Hz). TIME LAB Chronometer certified. Limited edition of 200 units

Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic

Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)

Power reserve: approx. 50 hours

Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. Special rotating small second disc at 9 o'clock. 1/100th of a second chronograph: Central chronograph hand – one turn per second, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock,  60-second counter at 6 o'clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o'clock

Material: Black carbon

Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Matt black

Hour markers: Black ruthenium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova Black SLN

Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova Black SLN

Bracelet & Buckle: Black Rubber with red “Cordura effect” & Super-LumiNova stitchings. Titanium double folding buckle with black carbon head.

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The price for theZenith DEFY 21 Carl Cox is 19,500 CHF.

For more information please visit Zenith Online.