The word from Zenith as they launch a box set of four Defy Extreme E models. The Defy Extreme is a skeleton dial model, with all its impressive engineering on show, powered by the famous El Primero movement. Not a battery in sight, all gears n cogs. Beautiful. Can we say those recycled straps are beautiful as the watch movement? Hmm, not sure. Zenith makes … Continue reading Zenith’s Recycled Box Set: 100K Watches For The New Roman Elite
There’s a new addition to the Zenith Defy range, called the Skyline Boutique Edition. The dial has a grey hue, with some yellow cross-like symbols set in a pattern. Same 41mm case, El Primero movement, steel bracelet. Not really our thing, we prefer the Skyline with the blue dial, which is slightly cheaper by the way at £7100. This latest iteration retails at £7900. Quite … Continue reading Grey Dial Defy Skyline Joins the Zenith Line-Up
The LVMH group are holding their own watch show in Singapore right now, so new models from TAG, Hublot and Zenith are all making waves. For those collecting luxury Swiss watches, the Zenith brand has always suffered a bit in the UK, standing in the shadow of TAG or Hublot in terms of street cred. Despite the long history of the El Primero and the … Continue reading Zenith Defy Skyline Skeleton: AP Royal Oak Alternative?
Are you hitting the slopes at Zermatt this season? We at NWC magazine are trudging through slush to Aldi, but if you live that celeb influencer lifestyle then you’ll want an example of the latest Zenith collab, the Defy Fusalp, on your wrist. It’s skeleton dial, dashing white or black case colours, plus the in-house automatic movement all add up to limited edition luxury. Just … Continue reading Zenith Defy Fusalp: Cool Winter Collab?
Hats off to Zenith who have produced a special pink dial El Primero model, in a 38mm case, to support a breast cancer foundation. It’s an illness that affects men too of course, but the pink ribbon has become a symbol around the world, worn by women who want more research and treatments to be made available. It’s only on sale during October 2022 by … Continue reading Zenith Chronomaster Original: Breast Cancer Foundation Edition
You see it more and more these days, collabs between watch websites or magazines and watch brands. It’s understandable, as it gives the website some kudos, plus the brand gets access to a ready made, often wealthy customer base. At NWC mag towers…well, more of a basement flat with meat pies, we can only dream of collabs with Bench, Limit or maybe Benyar, such is … Continue reading Watch Mag Collabs With Brands Are Short-Changing Readers
Most Swiss watch manufacturers have an amazing heritage. Some even have old stocks of parts, or complete movements. NWC mag reckons that by taking a cue from the highly successful Led Zeppelin Remasters collection decades ago, watch brands can offer truly limited edition, bespoke pieces, which will attract high retail prices and collector interest. Let’s be blunt here, a limited run of say 1000 pieces … Continue reading The Led Zeppelin Remasters Approach
How many variations on Stairway to Heaven can you create, without ever matching the power and majesty of the original? That’s the question watch designers must be asking at Zenith HQ, as another batch of El Primero watches make their debut, this time with some open heart skeleton novelties. Sure, the El Primero is a great looker, especially in blue, silver or the tropical brown … Continue reading Watches & Wonders: For Zenith, The Song Remains The Same