Zenith has released a modern reinterpretation of its 1969 DEFY watch with the new DEFY Revival A3642. With its distinctly masculine 37mm octagonal case made of stainless steel, along with a 14-sided (tetradecagonal) bezel, the new Revival offers a sleek look that is unique and yet somehow evokes a more traditional era. Water-resistant to a depth of 300m, the watch is appropriate for actual wear away from the dining table. Wear it skiing, strolling the rainy London streets and Paris boulevards, or simply relaxing in front of a roaring fire; this watch is a suitable accompaniment to any wardrobe or activity.
The dial of the limited-edition Zenith DEFY Revival A3642 features a classic brown-ish fumé dial which has a gradient effect that darkens toward the edges. The wide sword-shaped hands are filled with SuperLumiNova in a similar tone to Tritium found in the original, paired with a paddle-shaped seconds hand, while the applied square hour markers feature horizontal grooves. Just like the original, Zenith tucked a date window in at 4.30. On the caseback, a sapphire crystal covers the automatic caliber Elite 670, an ultra-thin automatic movement released in the early 90s. It features a 50-hour power reserve and a 4Hz beat rate as the later first-generation DEFY models did. The Zenith DEFY Revival A3642 is finished with a stainless-steel ladder-style bracelet that is faithful to the original and is limited to just 250 pieces.
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