Zenith Marks The Return Of Defy With The Defy Revival A3691
The new timepiece comes with a vividly coloured dial
Last year, Zenith wowed the world with its very first Defy wristwatch. This year, the brand is kicking it off on a high note by introducing the second model in its collection of faithfully reproduced iconic Defy pieces with the Defy Revival A3691. This piece is a reference to 1971 with its vivid colours.
How is the Defy Revival A3691 a nod to 1971? That is the year that Zenith took the audacious design a step further by initiating the collection’s historically extensive use of striking colours. Since this new model features the same design theme, it is the perfect callback to that.
Moreover, the history of these watches actually began two years before 19711, in 1969. This was the year that Zenith unveiled the venerable El Primero calibre and the Defy collection, particularly the A3642, nicknamed the coffre-fortin in French, translating to “bank vault” or “safe-deposit box.”
Then two years later, Zenith built on the success of the Defy A3642 and introduced new colourful dials with a marked “vignette” in its 1971 variants. The colourful Defy Revival A3691 brings back all the details and singular design elements that made the first wristwatch model such an outstanding reference.
The new Defy Revival A3691 includes an octagonal case paired with a fourteen-sided bezel and a deep glossy red dial with a vignette effect. It also features unconventional square hour markers that feature horizontal grooves and the iconic Gay Freres steel “ladder” bracelet, now been with a more modern and ergonomic folding clasp.
Furthermore, the new Defy Revival A3691 maintains many similarities with its predecessor including its 30ATM (300 metres) water-resistance. The only cosmetic differences between the two models are the sapphire crystal, the display case back and the type of luminescent pigments featured.
Additionally, the other differences between the Defy Revival A3691 and the first Defy watch lie on the inside. This includes the sapphire display back showing the automatic Elite 670 manufacture movement. This is a new feature on the new Zenith Defy watch as the original featured a solid case back emblazoned with a four- pointed star that became one of the brand’s logos and recurring design element for years.
Another difference between the two watches is that unlike the original watch which was made only in limited numbers, the new Defy Revival A3691 will join the permanent Defy collection. The model will be available from Zenith boutiques and authorised retailers around the world.
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