Zenith explores new sources of inspiration and flamboyant baroque imagery – skulls, pirates and the Virgen de Guadalupe – through a set of exclusive special-edition Defy ZeroG timepieces destined for Latin America and presented at the 2018 Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR).


Autumn’s number one luxury annual appointment with time in Latin America, the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) is the key reference for the promotion and sale of fine watches. At the 2018 edition of this unique showcase, which will run from October 16th to 18th, the brand with a guiding star will take the opportunity to launch some unprecedented special editions of its DEFY ZERO G (read more about here). Featuring a cleverly scaled-down and fine-tuned version of its gyroscopic “Gravity Control” module, these standout timepieces thus belong to the DEFY collection with which Zenith is writing the future of watchmaking.  

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Spirit of adventure

Zenith offers visitors to the SIAR 2018 models featuring three distinctive aesthetic inspirations that are bound to capture attention.  The highly unusual DEFY ZERO G VIRGEN DE GUADELUPE evokes a venerated Catholic image enshrined within the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Depicting a reported apparition of theVirgin Mary to an Aztec convert to Christianity, it holds a special place inthe religious life of Mexico and represents a symbol of devotion that has come to embody national pride. While skulls have become a trendy fashion motif,Zenith offers a specifically Mexican take on this theme with the DEFY ZERO G SKULL– Dias de los Muertos, celebrating the Mexican Day of the Dead which is an extremely popular national holiday that includes festivals, parades and family gatherings.  And speaking of skulls and crossbones, the DEFY ZERO G PIRATES offers watch lovers a chance to set sail on an imaginary maritime adventure filled with exotic islands, buried treasure and swashbuckling sailors.

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Each of the three DEFY ZERO G limited editions is available in a choice of titanium, yellow o rrose gold, slightly aged to better display its engraved theme. Framing the DEFY ZERO G’s distinctive skeleton dial with its colourful Mexican-themed accents, a44 mm case features a decorated case back with a matching metal bracelet and folding clasp. And because every treasure deserves a special treasure chest, each DEFY ZERO G comes nestled in a customised box representing the individual themes. Providing more than adequate power for the fastest getaway, the heart of the Defy Zero G beats to the fierce pace of the manual-winding El Primero 8812S calibre, oscillating at 5 Hz, while a 50-hour power reserve ensures there’s plenty of time in store before reaching the next high seas hold-up.

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Zenith Defy Zero G– 44 mm

·       Pirates Edition Titanium - Unique Piece

·       Pirates Edition Rose Gold - Unique Piece

·       Pirates Edition Yellow Gold - Unique Piece

·       Virgen De Guadalupe Edition Titanium - Unique Piece

·       Virgen De Guadalupe Edition Rose Gold - Unique Piece

·       Virgen De Guadalupe Edition Yellow Gold - Unique Piece

·       Skull Edition Titanium - Unique Piece

·       Skull Edition Rose Gold - Unique Piece

·       Skull Edition Yellow Gold - Unique Piece


Technical specifications:



·       “GravityControl” gyroscopic module that ensures horizontal positioning of the regulating organ

·       Inspired by the legendary marine chronometers.

·       Skeletonised movement : El Primero 8812 S

·       Entirely engraved case and bracelet

·       Openworkeddial with mexican touches colors



·      El Primero 8812 S, Manual

·      Calibre: 16 ¾```(Diameter: 38.5mm)

·      Movement thickness:7.85mm

·      Components: 324

·      Gyroscopic carriage made of 139 components

·      Jewels: 41

·      Frequency: 36,000 VpH(5Hz)

·      Power-reserve: min. 50hours

·      Finishes: Platinum counterweight of the gyroscopic system



·      Hours and minutes offset at 12 o’clock

·      Small seconds at 9 o’clock

·      Self-regulating Gravity Control module at 6 o’clock

·      Power-reserve indication at 2 o’clock


Case, Dial & Hands:

·      Diameter: 44mm

·      Diameter opening: 35.5mm

·      Thickness: 14.85mm

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

·      Case-back: Decorated transparent sapphire crystal

·      Material: 18-ct Yellow Gold or Brushed Titanium or 18-ct Rose Gold

·      Water-resistance: 10 ATM

·      Dial: Open worked with mexican touches colors

·      Hour-markers:Gold-plated, faceted and coated with black Super-LumiNova

·      Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova


Strap & Buckle:

·      Yellow Gold or Titanium or Rose Gold bracelet

·      Yellow gold or Titanium or Rose Gold folding buckle

The prices for all titanium watches  are CHF 120'000 and for all gold watches are CHF 180'000.-

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