1969 Zenith Defy Cal. 2562PC
Zenith has created some truly iconic watches over the years, we're all looking at the El Primero. But while our eyes have been deadlocked on that famous chronograph we tend to overlook some truly remarkable and fantastically unique pieces, like this Defy from 1969. Everything about this watch is unique, the perfect answer to a world full of "normal".
The 38x46mm stainless steel case is one of the most fantastic and odd designs we've come across. With beveled edge after beveled edge, the hexagonal shape plays with the light and looks amazing on the wrist. The case features both an oversized screw-down crown and a screw-down case back. The watch comes supplied on a NATO strap.
The silver dial is dynamic and full, providing a lovely vintage aesthetic with its light but consistent marks and aging. It features large steel, tapered hour markers, and matching steel hands with the tritium lume still intact. Also hidden between 4 and 5 o'clock is a small, unassuming date window. The tritium lume of the dial and hands have both aged to a dark grey patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.