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Product News: Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet June 17, 2020 (0 comments)


Le Locque, Switzerland—Zenith introduces the Defy 21 Ultraviolet chronograph. Named for the invisible high-frequency light at the top of the spectrum, the brand decided to celebrate its highest-frequency Defy 21 chronographby creating it in a violet color.

The color violet has a storied history. In past centuries, it was the most sought-after color dye for garments, the production of which was a closely held secret in some civilizations, such as the Phoenicians. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I forbade non-royals to wear the color, and the Roman emperor Aurelian reportedly wouldn’t allow his wife to buy a purple shawl because it was more expensive than gold. 

Zenith chose its El Primero 21 chronograph calibre beating at a frequency of 50Hz as the canvas for a new vivid purple watch. Here are the specifications: 

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