Today, Zenith announces the brand new Zenith Defy Lab set that contains what they assert is the world’s most precise mechanical motion. What about everyone else that will want one of these very compelling timepieces? Zenith makes it clear that the initial 10 Defy Lab watches are “only the beginning.” The Defy Lab’s motion is not only going to be put into regular production, but it is going to function as a base for future complications. The very first pair of Defy Lab watches after this first debut collector’s collection is intended for production in 2018. Let us step back a bit and talk why this fast functioning, acoustic material technology is all a huge deal. The title of the game here isn’t only to be exclusive with some thing different, but more importantly — about wristwatch performance. While we’ve seen an enormous degree of variety in timepiece design over time, there’s very little new in terms of actual performance increases. That means that many mechanical watches created are likewise true. Obviously, there are major differences regarding how well regulated a movement is, or how well it’s constructed, but at the end of the day you can just tweak a standard mechanical Zenith Watches Quartz movement to be this accurate.
Watch buyers without deep pockets get our tips as we recap on the aBlogtoWatch article, “7 Ways To Survive As a Watch Lover On A Budget.” John and I have each used all of those tips ourselves. We also talk about DeBethune’s first diver’s watch, the 300 meter water resistant DB28 Grand Sport. Last, we ponder who buys (and why) highly limited edition, hand-engraved, and complicated interesting oddities like the Zenith Academy Christoph Colomb Hurricane II.
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