A few months ago, the French car manufacturer and subsidiary of the Renault Alpine group announced a special collaboration with the famous Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone. Master of several mediums, his creations have a street / graffiti atmosphere. Therefore, Zenith unveils a unique timepiece – the Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Felipe Pantone Edition.
This exclusive model is an entry for the Only Watch 2021 charity auction. It is a biennial event in which the world’s leading watch brands present their one-of-a-kind masterpiece. All of this then goes under the hammer with a huge chunk of the proceeds funding Duchenne muscular dystrophy research.
The Zenith Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Felipe Pantone Edition features a 46mm sapphire case. It might not be the first or only timepiece to display one (see previous releases from Hublot and Richard Mille), but the distinct styling is enough to see the offerings skyrocket for this bad boy.
It seems that the transparent dial is not enough as Zenith opts for a skeleton dial. Pantone’s art direction is visible everywhere as we see splashes of metallic color gradients, patterns and more. Of course, the two tourbillons – one at 8 o’clock and another at 10 o’clock – enhance its pace.
Meanwhile, to see more of the self-winding El Primero 9020 movement in action, turn it over. The back of the exhibition case shows the star-shaped rotor that continuously recharges to the power reserve, which is enough for 50 hours on your wrist.
A black silicone rubber strap with a titanium double folding clasp closure system completes its profiles. Zenith notes that the Defy 21 Double Tourbillon Felipe Pantone Edition includes a special box. In addition, inside is a work of art signed by the man himself.
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