Zenith Defy Extreme Double Tourbillon

Technical specifications


  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Chronograph
  • 2 Tourbillons


  • Self Winding/Automatic
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made


  • Octagonal
  • Titanium
  • Brushed
  • 45.00mm


  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 20.00atm / 200.00m / 660.00ft


  • Deployment Buckle
  • Titanium


  • Titanium


  • 2022

Official description

Once again affirming its position as the Master of Chronographs, ZENITH brings its most advanced and complicated chronograph movement to date – equipped with two independent tourbillon mechanisms – to the DEFY Extreme line. For the first time, this exceptional 1/100th of a second high-frequency chronograph movement will join the DEFY Extreme core collection in two serially produced references.

The DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon represents the pinnacle of innovative haute horlogerie as Zenith envisions it. Not complicated for complication’s sake, but a true advancement of high- precision chronographs that builds on over 50 years of innovation and improvement of the high- frequency automatic chronograph that began with the El Primero. Constructed like no other chronograph movement, it is equipped with two independent tourbillons completing rotations in 60 seconds for the time-keeping tourbillon and 5 seconds for the chronograph’s tourbillon, making it among the fastest tourbillons ever made, as well as the only 1/100th of a second chronograph, beating at the phenomenal rate of 360’000 VpH.

Conceived with endurance and ruggedness in mind and perfectly suited to house such an intricate and complex movement, the DEFY Extreme Double Tourbillon’s angular and robust case measures 45mm wide and is available in two executions. The first is crafted entirely in titanium with a mix of satin-brushed, polished and matte surfaces including the bracelet, while the second is done in carbon fiber with sandblasted matte rose gold twelve-sided bezel and pusher protectors on a black textured rubber strap. Its open dial, with applied chronograph counters and tinted transparent sapphire elements, allows for an unobstructed view of the groundbreaking movement and its two tourbillon mechanisms with star-shaped cages.