Over the past three years, Zenith has worked closely with Land Rover. In 2017, the two parties jointly launched the Chronomaster El Primero Range Rover Special Edition watch, paying tribute to the Range Rover models. Today, the new car comes together with a new watch. The new generation Range Rover Evoque and Zenith DEFY Classic series are re-combined. A chic and iconic sports watch emerges.
The new Land Rover Range Rover Aurora is specially designed to fuse urban life and rural holiday styles. Based on the original luxury charm that has been preserved for a long time, it has a targeted evolution of its clear appearance. The most compact Land Rover Range Rover exhibits a modern and enduring design style. This modified design focuses on simplicity, placing the Aurora model at the top of the market segment again.
Interpretation of extraordinary creativity above tradition
According to Gerry McGovern, Chief Land Rover Designer:
‘A major element of the new Land Rover Range Rover Aurora is both reachable and reachable. The new Zenith Defy Classic Range Rover watch marks a milestone in collaborative watch design, creating the ideal timepiece while also moving forward to Zenith A tribute to Land Rover’s cooperation. ‘
As the newest member of the collaborative watch series, the Defy Classic Range Rover Special Edition watch stands out with its unique design, showing the development of this series of modern and graphic interpretations. At the same time, the watch has a similar temperament to the Land Rover Range Rover Aurora, and its exquisite proportion of 41 mm case gives it a full neutral charm.
Defy Classic Range Rover Special Edition is limited to 200 pieces. It was developed in close cooperation with the design and technical engineering team, combining its own streamlined appearance and some classic elements drawn from the cooperation model. For example, the turquoise blue seconds hand and balance wheel, which are inspired by the steering wheel and seat of the Aurora model, also evoke the color impression of this British-made car series.
The design of the hollow dial of this delicate timepiece is inspired by the sculptural sense of the Aurora wheel, while the quilted pattern interior of this premium sports utility vehicle uses the ‘diamond’ pattern and the watch’s rubber strap Design elements echo. Zenith re-improves its Defy Classic series for the first time, powered by a new Elite skeletonized movement, exuding unique charm through creative design.
Zenith Global CEO Julien Tornare said:
‘If Zenith was a car, it would definitely be a Land Rover Range Rover! Both are considered iconic brands in their respective fields. Both share the same values and some key features, including charm, superb technology and superior performance. Both are based on tradition and are committed to innovation. Defy and Land Rover Range R are both desirable luxury brands and pioneering cornerstones of their respective industries. They also draw inspiration from the past and firmly look to the future. Resonance.
DEFYCLASSICRANGEROVER Special Edition Watch
Limited edition of 200 pieces
Price RMB 54,500
Model: 95.9001.670 / 77.R791
New Elite skeleton movement
New 41mm matte titanium case
Silicon escapement wheel and fork
Special ‘Land Rover Wheels’ dial
Elite670SK automatic movement
Diameter: 11½ legal minutes (diameter: 25.60 mm)
Movement thickness: 3.88 mm
Number of components: 187
Number of jewels: 27
Vibration frequency: 28800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: at least 48 hours
Fine decoration: special balance wheel with satin-finished finish
Middle hour and minute display
Center second hand
Date display at 6 o’clock
Case, dial and hands
Diameter: 41 mm
Happy diameter: 32.5 mm
Thickness: 10.75 mm
Table glass: curved double-sided anti-glare sapphire crystal glass
Case back: transparent sapphire crystal glass
Material: Frosted titanium
Waterproof depth: 10ATM (100 meters)
Dial: Open dial with special ‘Land Rover Range Rover wheels’ design
Hour-hour scale: rhodium-plated, faceted, super-LumiNova® SLNC
Hands: rhodium-plated, faceted, covered with Super-LumiNova® SLNC1
Band and buckle
Special black rubber strap
Titanium folding clasp