Zenith Debuts The Defy Extreme Diver Watch (Live Pics)

This year marks the resurgence of Zenith's dive watches.


For years, Zenith has been known for their pilot and chronograph models, but the Defy Extreme Diver fills a long-awaited gap, offering a robust and stylish option for underwater adventures. Marking a significant return to the dive watch scene, Zenith now unveils the Defy Extreme Diver.

The Defy Extreme Diver features a commanding 42.5mm x 15.5mm titanium case. This lightweight yet robust material tackles deep dives with ease, while remaining comfortable on the wrist. The brushed titanium finish complements its professional diving capabilities, and a unique fixed 12-sided bezel frames the unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with luminous inlay for low-light readability.

The Defy Extreme Diver boasts a clear and functional dial. Choose from a captivating blue or classic black sunburst finish, both featuring the Defy collection’s star motif. Large, luminous hands and indices ensure readability in murky depths, while a vibrant orange chapter ring adds a splash of personality.

The Defy Extreme Diver is powered by Zenith’s El Primero 3620 SC automatic movement, known for its high-frequency (5Hz) operation for exceptional accuracy and a 60-hour power reserve.

The Defy Extreme Diver offers three straps: titanium bracelet, textured rubber strap, and unique recycled nylon NATO strap. All use a quick-release mechanism. The watch is priced at $11,300 USD.