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Le Locle, 12th of October 2021: During an unlikely meeting of Zenith CEO Julien Tornare and Time+Tide Founder, Andrew McUtchen at Zenith’s Le Locle manufacture, the home of the brand since 1865, Zenith and Time+Tide unveiled an exclusive Defy Classic Skeleton model affectionately nicknamed the “Night Surfer”.
The “Night Surfer” is so named for the inspiration that the vertical gradient dial and Zenith logo – comprised for the first time here in Super-LumiNova® – takes from the sky-show that greets surfers who dare to stay out after sunset. Regarded as a national pastime in one of the world’s premier surfing destinations, surfing is enjoyed by millions of Australians and is a vital aspect of the coastal lifestyle in many regions. After riding the waves into the sunset, a line of light appears on the horizon. Then, a deepening gradient of blue, fringing to black in the heavens above. And finally, the literal star of the show, an “evening star” appears that, for a time, is the only visible star in the Southern Hemisphere.
The premieres contained in the watch are as follows: the first microblasted titanium bracelet in a Zenith Defy Classic model. The first Zenith model to have a Zenith star logo comprised of solid Super-LumiNova®. The first Defy Classic Skeleton with a gradient dial. The first Defy Classic Skeleton with a luminous date frame, allowing the day’s date on the skeletonised date wheel to be backlit at night, enabling legibility.