Just this week, Zenith made an entrance with flair, opening its inaugural store in Cyprus. But this isn’t just any store—it’s the watchmaker’s first boutique in Southern Europe. To mark this notable debut, Zenith unveiled the Defy Skyline Sapphire, a timepiece exclusive to this boutique.
From the crisp 41mm case to the sunburst-patterned dial and that charming 9 o’clock subdial, not to mention the integrated bracelet, this iteration remains faithful to the classic Defy Skyline in Night Blue. What sets this reference apart is its bezel, adorned with 45 baguette-cut blue sapphires that twinkle like stars in the night sky. Beneath it all beats the heart of Zenith’s El Primero 3620 caliber, a horological marvel that can be admired through the transparent caseback.
Julien Tornare, Zenith‘s CEO, couldn’t hide his enthusiasm for the brand’s ever-expanding global footprint. In an official statement, he shared his thoughts on the new reference, saying, “Blue has a deep meaning for Zenith, and we wanted to do something special and a little unexpected for this Boutique Edition of the DEFY Skyline. The majestic blue tones from the sapphire.”
If you’re ready to make this beauty your own, the Defy Skyline Sapphire Boutique Edition can be yours for $27,100 USD. You can snag it online through Zenith’s website or visit their physical boutiques scattered around the globe.