Up close with Zenith’ DEFY Revival A3642

Zenith launched the DEFY Revival A3642, a watch featuring an octagonal case with an iconic 14-sided bezel, at this year’s LVMH Watch Week.

As a modern reinterpretation of the earliest DEFY model, the watch brings back all the details and singular design elements that made the original so outstanding in its era and reminds us how it established the codes that continues to inspire modern DEFY references. Of particular note, there’s the unusual applied square hour markers featuring horizontal grooves that convey a sense of perpetual motion. Limited to only 250 pieces, the watch is reproduced in stunningly accurate detail using the original production plans from 1969.