Zenith has partnered with skiwear brand Fusalp on an exclusive capsule collection.
Highlighting a shared passion for technical innovation and contemporary design this limited edition collection combines the historical know-how of Zenith and Fusalp to produce two bespoke watches and a contemporary ready-to-wear offering. The capsule collection coincides with the 70th anniversary of the French iconic luxury ski and ready-to-wear brand.
The Zenith DEFY Classic Skeleton Fusalp watch offers new depth to the DEFY line. Designed with a black or white ceramic case it features a new open dial. Zenith worked with Fusalp to develop this new open dial that combines the two universes of the brands, by retaining the signature five-pointed star of the Manufacture while incorporating a snowflake into its design. The dial is full of depth and contrast, highlighted by a rose gold-coloured lower open layer and surrounded by a ring in the French tricolour tones of blue, red and white, a nod to the tailor’s French origin and a recurring design element in its sought-after creations.
The rubber strap has also been designed to incorporate elements inspired by the clothing capsule collection designed by Fusalp exclusively for this collaboration. As durable as it is stylish, the rubber features a fabric-like structure, featuring a raised motif consisting of concentric rectangles providing a bold graphical element in line with the open dial.
Zenith CEO Julien Tornare said of the collaboration, “This is an exciting new kind of partnership for Zenith, and one that is very close to our hearts. More than just a fashion House, Fusalp are innovators. Their never-ending quest to produce highly technical yet fashionable clothing is something that Zenith totally relates to.”
The Fulsalp ready-to-wear collection is a capsule offering of ski wear for men and women designed with the same ethos as the watches. The designs are effortlessly chic, taking on a couture look while boasting technical materials, without compromising on performance and freedom of movement.
The Fusalp x Zenith ski jackets feature a special “storm cuff” sleeve with a zippered opening, designed to be able to comfortably wear and view your watch between the outer shell layer and the soft, fine knit fabric underneath that’s adorned with the blue, white and red stripes, representing Fusalp’s French heritage.
Fusalp CEO Alexandre Fauvet added, “Fusalp and Zenith have respectively revolutionized their industries. The mastery of time and movement, embodied by Zenith, as inventor of the world’s first automatic chronograph movement in 1969. Two years earlier Fusalp invented the first competition ski suit, with France’s national ski team going on to win seven gold medals at the Portillo Alpine World Championships in 1966. These feats shape Fusalp and Zenith as pioneers, who nurture the precision for exceptional products, which are designed with refined modernity, accuracy and craftsmanship.’’