With a total production of 1500 for each dial variations the Zenith defy is a 1970’s true style icon. This piece predates the Royal Oak and I have no doubt that design elements from the Defy influenced that piece. The dial is features in a fading rich teal blue coloring.The dial of this watch is one of the most beautiful color blue tones on a timepiece that I have ever seen. It reminds me of the Gulf of Sorrento in Naples Italy.  Most of this dial example was sold to the Italian market and I have no doubt the coastline of that region infulenced the color choice.


The 37 mm tonneau case is an original unpolished brushed condition and the high polish multi-angle bezel displays the dial in a bold yet sophisticated way. The hand cut for tier finish of the stainless-steel hour markers can be seen from across the room. With the dial having so many distinct features such as the orange luminescent secondhand in the red hour highlighting markers, this piece somehow has not been given the notoriety it deserves.


This is A7683 is sold with a fully serviced Zenith caliber 2562 PC in-house automatic movement. The oversized original Zenith further lends to the sportiness of the Defy. Sold on Zenith Service Bracelet included free of charge and custom ostrich leg strap from combatstraps with fold over divers clasp. 

Zenith Defy a7683