Introducing the Zenith Defy Skyline Black Ceramic!

For 2023, the Zenith Defy Skyline is reimagined in black ceramic with a matching black dial. And the result is rather striking! The original 2022 Zenith Defy Skyline already was a modern take on the original Defy A3642 of 1969, but the 2023 49.9300.3620/21.I001 takes things to another level. The high-tech ceramic case and matching bracelet give the Skyline a unique aura. It's brilliant, bold and sleek. It's much harder than traditional metals as well, making this watch highly resistant to scratches and visible signs of wear. The black dial -with a patern revisiting the brand's four-pointed star- completes the dark and mysterious look.

Like the original, the 2023 Zenith Defy Skyline is powered by caliber El Primero 3620. This self-winding movement is based on the architecture of the earlier El Primero 3600 1/10th of a second chronograph. It has an unusual function: the small seconds hand at 9:00 makes one rotation every 10 seconds. This hand is driven directly from the escapement. This beats at 5Hz (36’000 VpH), thus making it a “natural” fraction-of-a-second indication. It is also endowed with a stop-second mechanism for precise time-setting. The movement can be seen through the see-through case back.

In addition to the ceramic bracelet, the 2023 Zenith Defy Skyline Black Ceramic is delivered with a second strap in black rubber.

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Technical Details Zenith Defy Skyline

  • References: 49.9300.3620/21.I001 (black dial)
  • Key points: El Primero 3-hand watch. Black ceramic case and bracelet. High frequency indication : 1/10th of a second subdial at 9 o'clock. Silicon escape-wheel and lever. Starry sky pattern on the dial. Screwed-in crown. Full Interchangeable strap system.
  • Movement: El Primero 3620, automatic
  • Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
  • Power reserve: approx. 60 hours
  • Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre. 1/10th of a second counter at 9 o'clock. Date indication at 3 o'clock.
  • Finishes: Special oscillating weight with satined finishings
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Water resistance: 10 ATM Case: 41mm
  • Dial: Black-toned sunburst-patterned
  • Hour markers:  Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Bracelet & Buckle: Black Ceramic bracelet and folding clasp. Comes with a additional rubber strap with starry sky pattern and folding clasp.