Zenith has been associated with Land Rover for the past 3 years. In 2017, the partnership launched the Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Velar. And with the new Range Rover Evoque, Zenith responds with the new watch from the Defy Classic collection.
Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover Special Edition
The new Range Rover Evoque is designed to blend city living with country escapism, building on the Land Rover’s enduring luxury appeal with a purposeful and precise evolution of its instantly recognisable silhouette. A reductive design approach focused on simplicity, the most compact Range Rover is a vision of modernity and timeless design placing Evoque back at the top of the segment.
“A key component of the new Range Rover Evoque is Desirability. The new Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover watch represents a step change in collaborative watch design, the result being a highly desirable timepiece and a fitting tribute to the Zenith and Land Rover collaboration.”
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover Chief Design Officer
The latest addition to the associated timepiece collection, the new DEFY Classic Range Rover, is distinguished by similarly offering an evolution of the modern and graphic interpretation of this line. Like the Range Rover Evoque, its beautifully proportioned 41mm case endows it with a resolutely unisex appeal.
Specially co-developed by design and technical engineering teams working in close harmony, this 200-piece limited edition of the DEFY Classic Range Rover is a combination of its own streamlined looks and certain unmistakable elements drawn from its automotive inspiration. These notably include colour themes evoking the UK manufactured vehicle, such as the seconds hand and oscillating weight attired in Arctic Petrol (turquoise blue) inspired by the accents on Evoques steering wheel and seats.
The openworked dial of this sophisticated timepiece is inspired by the sculptural design of the wheel design of the Evoque, while the quilted-patterned upholstery of the premium SUV is picked up in the ‘diamond’ motif gracing the rubber strap of its horological alter ego. Powered by a new Elite skeletonised movement, ZENITH’s first reinterpretation of its Defy Classic collection radiates a unique allure based on an inspired and powerful design.
“If Zenith was a car it would definitely be a Range Rover! Both are recognised as icons in their fields. Both share the same values as well as a number of key assets, including charisma, technical refinement and remarkable performance. Both have innovation in their very DNA. The Defy and the Range Rover are both desirable, luxurious trademarks and pioneering cornerstones of their industries – objects with which there is an immediate emotional connection. Both are inspired by the past, while looking firmly to the future.”
Julien Tornare, CEO Zenith
Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover Special Edition Specifications
Limited Edition 200 pieces
New Elite skeletonised movement
New 41mm brushed titanium case
Silicon escape-wheel and lever
Special “Range Rover rim” dial
Elite 670 SK, Automatic
Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)
Movement thickness: 3.88mm
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 48 hours
Finishing: Special oscillating weight with satin-brushed finish
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand
Date indication at 6 o’clock
CASE, DIAL & HANDS
Diameter opening: 32.5mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Material: Brushed titanium
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Openworked with Special “Range Rover rim”
Hour-markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1
STRAP & BUCKLE
Special Black Rubber strap
Titanium folding clasp