Zenith Defy Double Tourbillon Felipe PantoneJuly 4, 2021
Since 2005, Zenith Defy Double Tourbillon Felipe Pantone has been a supporter of the iconic charity auction Only Watch. And their contribution this year is the most impressive yet. To elevate the one-off timepiece, Zenith partnered with contemporary artist Felipe Pantone who brings his love of bold colors and gradients to the project. The result is an unmatched edition of the Zenith Defy Double Tourbillon Felipe Pantone that features a 46mm sapphire case, El Primero 9020 movement, and an open-worked dial with splashes of metallic rainbow tones and 3D PVD silicon particles as a surface treatment on the watch hands. Set to be auctioned this fall, the one-of-a-kind watch has “Unique Piece” engraved on the star-shaped winding rotor and arrives in a special box with an original piece of signed art by Felipe Pantone.
The renowned Only Watch auction revealed its 2021 line-up of its 54 participating brands set to take place in Geneva on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. There are around 53 watches that have been submitted from over 54 brands across the globe that are taking part in the biennial event that has earlier raised over 700 million euros.
The year was 2005 when Only Watch – the biennial charity auction first showcased its watches at Geneva. The charity has been set up under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies. It has been aimed for the benefit of research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. With massive support from the watch industry, researchers who Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies support have been able to reach the ‘promising stage of preparation for a first clinical trial in 2022, with the reasonable hope of changing the lives of thousands of young people and families.’
While the more vintage-focused El Primero series may be Zenith’s most famous offering, the brand’s ultramodern Zenith Defy Double Tourbillon Felipe Pantone line has earned wide acclaim among enthusiasts in recent years for its mix of cutting-edge movement concepts and aggressive angular design. Beyond the base design, the Defy 21 form has become a canvas for a wide variety of colors and concepts ranging from urban-inspired green ceramic finishes to vibrant purple colorways. Zenith’s latest limited-edition iteration may be the most striking to date, with retro-modern visual textures and a shimmering rainbow finish. Designed in partnership with Argentinian-Spanish modern artist Felipe Pantone, the new limited edition Zenith Defy 21 Felipe Pantone is certainly not for the faint of heart but brings a spectrum of bold visual concepts to this high-tech line.
Zenith presents DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone, a limited edition chronograph watch created in partnership with Argentinean-Spanish contemporary artist Felipe Pantone. Limited to 100 pieces, this is a colourful interpretation of Zenith’s most advanced chronograph to date.
Zenith Defy Double Tourbillon Felipe Pantone began their collaboration in 2020, when the Manufacture offered the façade of its main building as a canvas to the contemporary artist. A global sensation in the world of contemporary art, Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone has reached his star in becoming one of the brightest talents in the world of contemporary art. Instantly recognizable, polarizing and never leaving observers indifferent, Felipe Pantone’s work is coveted by art-lovers and those with an eye for radical design.