Defy Lab

Back Download

This mechanical wristwatch is distinctly different from other models of this type due to its particular accuracy. This is achieved by means of an innovative escapement, consisting of a single piece of monocrystalline silicon, which replaces the balance wheel with hairspring and anchor. In place of the usual 5 mm size, this component measures only 0.5 mm. Furthermore, the movement runs at the very high frequency of 18 hertz, whereby the average daily rate deviation is only 0.3 seconds a day. This value can be held for well over 24 hours.

Statement by the Jury

The Defy Lab impresses with its astonishingly accurate escapement which represents a milestone in terms of innovation.

  • Manufacturer:
    ZENITH, Le Locle, Switzerland
  • In-house design