Zenith Adds Icy Blue Dials to Defy Skyline

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Zenith adds three very cool Ice Blue models to its Defy Skyline collection and debuts a new comprehensive strap service on its online boutique.

One of three new Zenith Defy Skyline Icy Blue Boutique editions debuts, here in 36mm.

Offered in 41mm and 36mm sizes, the new Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition models maintain the Skyline’s signature angular steel case with a dodecagonal bezel, a shape Zenith credits to its own Defy designs from 1969.

The new Zenith Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition, 36mm model with diamond bezel.

Instead of the dark blue dials of many earlier Skyline debuts, this new trio exhibits a summer-ready icy blue metallic color engraved with the Skyline’s four-pointed star pattern. As with all Zenith Skyline models, the date wheels are colored to match the dials.

Zenith is launching one 41mm model and two 36mm models with the new color scheme. One of the 36mm models is set with a diamond bezel.

The new Zenith Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition 41mm model with the 1/10 second indicator.

At the same time, Zenith unveils a new service on its online boutique that allows buyers to browse and purchase from a selection of compatible straps. While the service is debuting in Europe now, online customers in North America and Japan will be able to use the service starting in September.

Inside the 41mm model, Zenith fits its El Primero 3620 automatic high-frequency  (36,000 vph) caliber that offers a unique 1/10th-of-a-second indicator driven directly from the escapement. The watch features a power reserve of sixty hours.

The back of the Zenith Elite 670 caliber.

The two smaller models are powered by Zenith’s Elite 670 automatic manufacture movement, which offers a power reserve of fifty hours. Each model features a star-shaped oscillating weight that can be viewed through a sapphire display back. 

Zenith is supplying each watch in the new Defy Skyline Ice Blue Boutique Edition with a steel bracelet finished with a satin-brushed surface and chamfered, polished edges.

In addition, each watch arrives with an ‘Ice Blue’ rubber strap with a starry sky pattern and a steel folding clasp. The customer can quickly swap straps without using any tools thanks to Zenith’s quick strap-change mechanism.

Finally, while the 41mm is available only on the Zenith online boutique, both 36mm models are available from both physical and online boutiques.

Prices: $8,500 (36mm), $9,000 (41mm) and $12,000 (36mm with diamonds). 

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