Zenith Introduces The Defy Extreme Chronograph Carl Cox Edition Watch

Zenith's vinyl groove: The Carl Cox collaboration and its timekeeping beat.


The new Zenith Defy Extreme Chronograph Carl Cox Edition emerges in the field of horology, where innovation frequently treads a fine line between brilliance and audacity. Let’s quickly examine this intriguing collaboration where Swiss watchmaking and DJ Carl Cox intersect to create a timepiece that defies conventions.

The 45mm x 15.4mm case exemplifies the craftsmanship and design synergy, commanding a confident presence on the wrist. The blend of matte micro-blasted stainless steel and luminous yellow gold accents pays homage to both Zenith’s precision and the vibrancy of Carl Cox’s musical legacy.

Noteworthy is the 12-sided yellow gold ring beneath the bezel, a subtle nod to the watch’s exclusivity. The purposeful addition of shields protecting the chronograph pushers underscores its robust nature, akin to a sonic powerhouse ready to command the stage.

Delving into the dial, we encounter three subdials, resembling mini vinyl records, paying homage to Carl Cox’s iconic music career. A striking 60-second counter positioned at 6 o’clock captures attention and operates at a rotation per second for precision timing. Gold-plated indices and hands are enhanced with Super-LumiNova. The dial’s enigmatic aura is protected by a tinted sapphire crystal, creating an intriguing visual experience.

Beneath the dial is the El Primero 9004 in-house calibre. Its remarkable frequency of 360,000 vph or 50Hz elevates timekeeping precision to unparalleled heights. Twin escapements and twin barrels work in harmonious tandem to accommodate the calibre’s relentless pace. The power reserve is 50 hours. The caseback reveals the black star-shaped rotor and main plate.

The watch comes on a three-link bracelet in micro-blasted stainless steel, a rubber strap, and a Velcro strap. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide, it’s offered at EUR 32,400.