1970s Zenith Defy 28.800
From the very beginning of Zenith, founder George Favre-Jacot sought to manufacture precision watches, realizing that quality control was best assured when production was under one roof. Zenith remains to this day one of the few Swiss manufacturers to produce its own movements in-house.
With the release of the Defy line in 1967, Zenith wanted to impress with an innovative and atypical piece.
The first edition of the Defy, in search of aquatic performance, surprises with the original and muscular design of its case. With its unequalled resistance to shocks and its precision, it earns the nickname of “precision safe”.
This idea is very well represented by the cushion case version that appeared in the early 70s. With its very 70’s look, it features an elegant brown patina dial, nicely decorated with applied tritium markers.
Its solid 38mm cushion case has 2 back parts (double gasket) and a screwed crown, a reinforced and curved mineral glass. It is powered by the caliber 2562PC (produced in 1972/1975) with central seconds function, date at 4:30, automatic movement.