On 11th November 2017, Only Watch will host the seventh edition of the charity auction in Geneva. Zenith watches vs iwc Replica supports this campaign by donating a unique edition of its major innovation of 2017, the Defy El Primero 21 Only Watch Edition, with a new 1/100th of a second Chronograph movement and a double chain structure with two regulators.
The Defy El Primero 21 Only Watch Edition comes in a powerful 44 mm black DLC titanium case, complemented with a black rubber strap with black alligator leather coating with yellow stitching. The caseback is specially engraved and the sapphire crystal bears the logos of Only Watch and the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy. This unique piece will be auctioned in a customized Only watch box. For the lucky owner of the watch, there will be a unique experience with Zenith: a trip to the discovery of the Zenith mens watch 96.0529 Replica Swiss Watch Manufacture, in Le Locle (Switzerland).
Defy El Primero 21 Only Watch Edition © Zenith
I want to also mention that it is a huge deal that Zenith even went so far as to make a claim about accuracy performance in their press release. I’ve read over a thousand wristwatch press releases and aside from Seiko (who routinely under-reports their wristwatches’ accuracy performance – for reasons again outside the scope of the conversation), Zenith is among a very small number of brands who actually make a specific claim about accuracy performance in their documentation. For Zenith and LVMH it is about increasing transparency according to Jean-Claude Biver (who is the head of watchmaking at the group).By Zenith indicating the average accuracy (performance varies under different wearing conditions) of the Defy Lab’s movement, they more or less put other brands at notice that if they want to boast about a watch “designed for high accuracy,” they actually need go the distance and make a specific claim about accuracy. This is a good time to discuss mechanisms like a tourbillon and how watch makers typically deal with such features. While a tourbillon was originally designed to increase the accuracy of a mechanical watch or clock movement, it doesn’t actually do that in many real world wristwatch applications. Thus, watch brands often rode a thin line by not actually commenting on a watch’s performance, while trying to bolster the story about what the mechanism was originally designed for. I have to applaud Jean-Claude Biver along with Zenith’s management and communication teams for going the distance and not only promoting an accurate watch, but actually telling people the type of performance that they can expect.
Launched at Baselword 2017, the Defy El Primero 21 stems from modern engineering, all designed to ensure simplified assembly and adjustment serving to achieve the finest level of performance and certification. The world’s most accurate series-made chronograph in 1969 entered in a whole new era with a frequency that reaches an impressive 360,000 vibrations/hour ensuring its hundredth of a second precision, and energy consumption is ten times higher than in the original. From tenths to hundredths of a second, a quantum leap in terms of performance and engineering.