Zenith Watches Hosts Exhibition in Dubai And Announces Exclusive Timepiece

Lindsay Judge   |   22-12-2020

The Zenith Boutique in The Dubai Mall has become host to the watchmakers travelling pop-up exhibition.


On the first stop of this travelling exhibition, the watchmaker will bring together a selection of current Haute Horlogerie pieces as well as an offering of rare and sought-after pieces from the past decade, some of which have never been presented in Dubai until now. Rare, exceptional and sought-after Zenith haute horlogerie creations from the last decade will be available for purchase for a limited time at the boutique.


Highlights include a selection of ground-breaking and commemorative pieces from the Academy collection, including some of the earliest watches to feature Zenith’s revolutionary gyroscopic “Gravity Control” mechanism as well as special editions boasting exceptional métiers d’art artisanal crafts. Alongside these are more recent complicated pieces including the DEFY Zero G and DEFY Fusee Tourbillon.



To accompany the exhibition the Zenith Dubai Mall boutique is launching its own exclusive DEFY El Primero 21 edition.


For this special boutique edition of the DEFY El Primero 21, Zenith opted for tones of green – inside and out. Across the Middle East, green is the colour of, luck, fertility and wealth and this is reflected in the design of this special watch with a green dial and white and black accents. The 1/100th of a second automatic chronograph movement, visible through the partially open dial, is also finished in a metallic green tone – a first for Zenith.



Unlike the regular DEFY 21 that has open chronograph counters, the DEFY 21 Dubai Mall edition mixes tradition and modernity with closed counters, appearing as if floating above the open dial and movement. Completing the green theme of this special DEFY 21 is a khaki green cordura-effect rubber strap. The watch also comes with a textured black rubber strap.



The exhibition is making its debut in Dubai for a few months, before moving to other Zenith boutiques around the world, including Singapore and Tokyo.