Zenith and Time+Tide Reveal Their Second-Ever Collaboration

Emma Hodgson   |   06-01-2024

The two iconic teams at Zenith and Time+Tide have come together to create the “Defy Skyline Skeleton Night Surfer El Primero.”

Headed up by Zenith CEO Julien Tornare and Time+Tide Founder, Andrew McUtchen the two companies have come together to unveil the second chapter of their highly sought-after collaboration. 

The first collaboration occurred in 2021 when the DEFY Classic Skeleton Night Surfer limited edition of 100 pieces was released.

After the success of the first collection, the second collaboration between the two powerhouses will see just 200 pieces released. 

An evolution of the DEFY Classic Skeleton, the DEFY Skyline Skeleton takes both the design and performance to new heights. Bolder, bluer, more geometric lines and the latest generation of the high-frequency automatic El Primero calibre, the DEFY Skyline Skeleton Night Surfer El Primero is both a sequel and evolution of the original. 

For Time+Tide, the objective was to retain all the elements that made the original Night Surfer so outstanding while incorporating all the improvements that the DEFY Skyline Skeleton offers.

A first for the DEFY Skyline Skeleton model, the entire angular 41mm case with its dodecagonal bezel and integrated bracelet is crafted in micro-blasted titanium, lending it a homogenous, subdued grey tone with minimal light reflection. The addition of a screw-down crown ensuring a water resistance of 10 ATM (100 metres) makes this version more water sports-ready, as does the interchangeable strap system. A second textured blue rubber strap is included, which requires no tools to be swapped.

Discussing the new release, Andrew McUtchen, founder of Time+Tide said: “These key upgrades to the Night Surfer Skeleton El Primero make it a different timepiece to both the first Night Surfer and the Skyline Skeleton collection in general. But perhaps the most exciting new feature is the El Primero movement that drives it. The buttery smooth 1/10th of a second counter on the dial proves that you have a truly high-performance machine on your wrist, wherever you take it; in the water, or out.”