Last year, Zenith introduced two incredible timepieces from its Defy collection – the Defy El Primero 21, a high-frequency chronograph capable of measuring hundredths of a second, and the Defy Lab that is touted as the most accurate watch in the world. At this year’s Baselworld, the watchmaker has expanded the expanded the collection by launching the Defy Zero G – a watch with gravity defying complication that demonstrates the brand’s focus on innovation. The Zenith Defy Zero G features a patented gyroscopic “Gravity Control” module that maintains the escapement and balance wheel in a horizontal position. What it does is nullifies the bad effects of gravity on the accuracy of the watch.
The new Defy Zero G is not the first watch by Zenith to feature “Gravity Control System,” as the concept of using gyroscopic mounts was applies in early marine chronometers. However, what makes this new timepiece truly special is the fact that the Gravity Control in this new 44mm Defy is 30% smaller than the previous watches, making the watch much more compact, attractive and wearable. The watch is available in titanium or pink gold and arrives on matching metal bracelet with brushed and polished H-shaped links or rubber straps wrapped in alligator leather. Zenith’s latest offering is priced between CHF 98,900 and CHF 129,900 (approximately US$1,05,000 to $1,37,000)