Special surface structures, decorations, and finishes add a distinctive edge and a high degree of recognizability to any dial. This year, we saw an abundance of expressive patterns distinguishing the latest line-ups of high horology brands. Among them is Zenith’s Defy Skyline Black Ceramic which was unveiled with a magnificent black ceramic exterior at Watches and Wonders 2023. The debutante, which is water-resistant to 100 meters and presented with a diameter of 41mm, features an expressive black sunray-brushed dial engraved with a four-pointed star motif.
The color-coordinated date indication is located at 3 o’clock. The hands, markers, and subsidiary seconds at 9 o’clock that indicates 1/10 of a second, are all coated with Super-Luminova for great legibility in the dark.
The three-hand watch is powered by the El Primero 3620 automatic high-frequency caliber. This in-house movement provides a power reserve of 60 hours and is equipped with a bidirectional rotor in the shape of a star. It offers a stop-seconds function for precise time setting and also features an anti-magnetic silicon escape-wheel and lever
Pricing for the Zenith Defy Skyline Black Ceramic is marked at $15,000. The watch is presented on a black ceramic bracelet and a black rubber strap with a starry sky pattern. Thanks to a quick change mechanism, they can be exchanged without any tools.