Zenith launches Defy Extreme E 'Island X Prix' watch
Extreme E is an international off-road racing series where purpose-built electric SUVs are raced in remote parts of the world to help raise awareness of climate change. Zenith, the official timekeeper and founding partner of the Extreme E series, celebrates the second season of this unique electric rally, the renowned Swiss manufacturer has released the Zenith Defy Extreme E “Island X Prix” watch , towards the double-header Island X Prix will take place in Sardinia, Italy, on July 6-7 and July 9-10, 2022. Based on the ultra-lightweight Defy Extreme Carbon, the Zenith Defy Extreme E "Island X Prix" utilizes upcycled materials recycled from the Extreme E racing series and reimagines the brand's advanced 1/100-second automatic chronograph in The official orange color of the Island X Prix.
This is not the first Defy Extreme E watch that Zenith has produced, the brand also plans to create a series of different Defy Extreme Carbon watches, each of which pays homage to a different race in the Extreme E series. Like the previous version that appeared earlier this year and paid tribute to the Saudi Arabian Desert X Prix, the new Zenith Defy Extreme E “Island X Prix” features a 45mm angular case and one-piece lug construction. The case itself is made of carbon fiber with button protectors and a 12-face bezel made of micro-sprayed titanium. A pair of scratch-resistant sapphire crystals cover the watch's dial side and screw-down caseback,wholesale replica watches
Like other versions of the Zenith Defy Extreme Carbon, the new Island X Prix version features a multi-layered skeletonized dial combined with a tinted sapphire crystal section that provides the dial side-view movement of a premium high-frequency 1/100-second chronograph. Like other watches that rely on the same movement, the dial of the Zenith Defy Extreme E "Island X Prix" has three registers in addition to the power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock. The various markings of the three registers appear in bright orange, the official color of the Island X Prix competition, and the use of this color extends to the white minute track on the corresponding graduated dial of the 1/100-second chronograph located on the periphery.
Powering the Zenith Defy Extreme E “Island X Prix” is the advanced El Primero 9004 self-winding chronograph movement, billed as the most frequent automatic chronograph in production, capable of providing 1/100th of a second time measurement. The most interesting thing about the Zenith El Primero 9004 is that it is equipped with two different escapements, each with its own frequency. The timekeeping portion of the watch operates at a high speed of 36,000 vph (5Hz), while the escapement of the chronograph operates at an astonishing 360,000 vph (50Hz). The benefit of using two different escapements is that it allows the Calibre 9004's chronograph to measure very precise fractional seconds, while still being able to provide the user with a power reserve of around 50 hours.Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari
Completing the Zenith Defy Extreme E "Island X Prix" and supporting the sustainability message that is at the heart of the Extreme E racing series itself is an orange Velcro strap featuring recycled Continental CrossContact tires used in the first season of racing . The watch also comes with two additional black rubber and black Velcro straps, which are quick and easy to change thanks to Zenith's tool-free connection system. The theme of sustainability extends to the packaging of the watch, with the Zenith Defy Extreme E “Island X Prix” featuring a water- and pressure-resistant case made from a variety of recycled materials used in last season’s races, including scrap E-grip tires and Racing tarpaulin sheet.
Similar to the high-tech electric cars that the Extreme E series itself is used for racing, Zenith's Defy Extreme E watches are high-performance machines designed to withstand the rigors of racing through some of the most extreme and inhospitable environments on the planet. The latest addition to Zenith’s Defy Extreme E capsule collection, the new model brings a touch of bright orange to the high-tech carbon fiber buying replica watch that debuted earlier this year, representing Zenith’s official continuation of the Extreme E racing line Commitment to the colours of the Sardinia X Grand Prix.