LVMH Watch Week 2023: Highlights from Zenith

At LVMH Watch Week 2023, Zenith presents some of its most recent DEFY innovations

The LVMH Watch Week has already begun, and Zenith is showcasing its most recent designs at the occasion by expanding the various lines of the DEFY collection. Here are some of our favorite pieces from the Maison, ranging from the modern skeleton watch in its new expression to the new pastel colors in the instantly recognizable case design.

Zenith DEFY Skyline Skeleton


In a way, the sculpted steel case of the DEFY Skyline Skeleton maintains the same DNA of robustness and durability as its predecessors while bringing an edgier and more architectural aesthetic as well as a slew of new functions. In particular, this is achieved by mimicking the distinctive octagonal geometry of the early DEFY models of the 1960s. Overall, Zenith simply delivers a fresh manifestation of the contemporary skeleton watch along with its El Primero calibre, 41mm stainless steel case, and a distinctively symmetrical open dial.

Zenith DEFY Extreme Glacier

In contrast to the DEFY Extreme Desert, which was first introduced back in 2021, Zenith is unexpectedly switching up the scenery for the second edition by introducing the DEFY Extreme Glacier. The watch is directly inspired by frozen barren landscapes, as suggested by its name, where only those who are properly equipped to withstand the extreme environment can flourish.

One particular highlight that stole the spotlight would be from the bezel, an integral part of the titanium case, as well as the component that protects the pushers are crafted from a crystalline semi-translucent stone with a pale blue tint that evokes the frozen glaciers called Chalcedony. In closing, the watch undoubtedly draws attention to the conditions that the DEFY Extreme was designed for.

Zenith DEFY Skyline in 36mm

Zenith also launches a new mid-size, unisex 36mm version of the DEFY Skyline that features three new pastel colors in the instantly recognizable case design. The first mid-size DEFY Skyline, for instance, has essentially the same metallic deep blue color as the 41mm version, whereas the other two have completely different color schemes in the DEFY range, such as pink or green.

Moreover, for the latter, the watch has a metallic foundation that is polished and satin-brushed, with light coming from the five-pointed Zenith star that has been placed to the top of the dial.