June 29th 2018 saw Zenith took up temporary residence on Sardinia’s Emerald Coast with the opening of an innovative pop-up pod featuring all the latest technology… and the launch of the Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo. Starring an interactive hologram of the ground breaking Defy Lab, this ephemeral in-store experience will run through to September 8th 2018.  

Zenith Store Sardinia Italy


Dropping anchor in Porto Cervo

With its translucent waters and offshore islands, Porto Cervo is a one-of-a-kind location to which the brand with a guiding star is bringing its unique touch this summer with a celebratory model. Like its predecessors, the 25-piece limited edition Time Lab-Chronometer certified Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo features a gleaming 44 mm titanium case inspired by the shape of the original El Primero models from the early 1970s. A pristine white ceramic bezel surrounds the Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo’s white skeleton dial revealing the contemporary decor and key identifying characteristics epitomising the face of the new Zenith range. Deep blue accents on the hour-markers, hands and crown offset its streamlined white and titanium good looks, with a blue and white chronograph power-reserve indication appearing at 12 o'clock, hours and minutes in the centre, small seconds at 9 o'clock, along with white 60-second and 30-minute counters at 6 o'clock and 3 o'clock respectively.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo


Riding the crest of a wave

The Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo offers a choice of two striking straps including white rubber covered with a sophisticated blue alligator leather coating and the comfort of supple white rubber both finished with the El Primero 21’s trademark titanium double folding clasp. Complete with a case back bearing the engraved design of a yacht on the crest of a wave and the name Porto Cervo, the Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo is the quintessential statement piece for aficionados of 21st century elegance and performance in search of a uniquely colourful and confident summer lifestyle. Driven by a movement enabling 1/100th of a second precision and endowed with a 50-hour power reserve, every one of these 25 numbered timepieces is an unmistakable reminder of its namesake’s lifestyle.

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo

Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo Edition

Technical details:

Limited Edition of 25 units 


Reference: 95.9007.9004/77. R594



New 1/100th of a second 

Chronograph movement 

Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second 

1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz); 

1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz) 

Certified Chronometer 



El Primero 9004, Automatic

Calibre: 14 ½``` (Diameter: 32 mm)

Movement thickness: 7.9 mm

Components: 293

Jewels: 53

Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)

Power-reserve: min. 50 hours

Finishing: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings



Hours and minutes in the centre

Small seconds at 9 o’clock

1/100th of a second Chronograph: 

- Central chronograph hand 

- 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock 

- 60-second counter at 6 o’clock 

- Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock



Material: Brushed Titanium & White Ceramic bezel

Diameter: 44 mm

Diameter opening: 35.5 mm

Thickness: 14.50 mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal bearing Porto Cervo representation

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Openworked 

Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with blue varnish

Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with blue varnish 



Bracelet: Reference 27.00.2322.594

Designation: White Rubber with Blue alligator leather coating 

Buckle: Reference 27.95.0022.940

Designation: Titanium double folding clasp  

The New Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo
Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Porto Cervo


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