Zenith teamed up once again with Argentinian-Spanish contemporary artist Felipe Pantone to transform its Defy Extreme Watch. Marking the brand’s fourth collaboration with Felipe Pantone, the new timepiece is housed in a mirror-polished stainless steel case featuring a translucent blue colour shielding crafted in translucent blue YAS (yttrium aluminosilicate) a crystalline glass material comparable to synthetic sapphire on the chronograph pushers and bezel. The spectacular, ever-changing dial retains the highly chromatic look typical of his work while incorporating elements that play with light in a most unexpected way.
Felipe Pantone shared, “For this watch, I applied and referenced some of the concepts behind my Planned Iridescence series. For the first time, I intervened a piece of sapphire creating a radial hologram that appears only under the right light in an astounding way. The watch is full of incredible details, possible after a long year collaborating back-to-back with the team at Le Locle.”
Inside is the El Primero 9004 movement capable of displaying 1/100th of a second with min. 60 hours of power reserve. Delivered in a special box that looks like an art the watch comes with a transparent blue silicone strap and features a practical strap exchange. Two aditional straps are included: a fully polished steel bracelet and a black Velcro strap.
Limited to just 100 pieces the Zenith x Felipe Pantone Defy Extreme reference: 03.9100.9004/49.I210 drops on October 27, 2022 and comes priced at 29900 CHF (approx. $29,800).