Movement : Automatic Zenith Cal. 2572 PC
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1975
Case Size : 37.5mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 10mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Zenith box or Zenith paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original chunky Zenith signed integrated bracelet, this bracelet will fit up to a 6 3/4inch wrist and we have a clasp extender to extend this to 7 1/4inch. The watch is from Circa. 1975 and is in a used but overall in fair condition as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Zenith was founded in 1865 by 22-year-old watchmaker Georges Favre-Jacot. Their manufacturing was based in Le Locle Switzerland. Famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911 and the North Pole in 1926, wore Zenith watches on his expeditions. In 1999 Zenith was purchased by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) joining brands like TAG and Hublot. Zenith is one of the only Swiss manufacturers to produce their own in-house movements still.
Here we have a 1975 Zenith Defy. The 37.5mm brushed cushion-shaped stainless steel case curves gently over the integrated lugs. The chamfered edges of the links flow over your wrist. At 42mm lug to lug length and a case thickness of 11mm, you can be sure of a comfortable fit on the wrist. On the right side is a large signed crown. A polished bezel holds a flat crystal above the black dial and has applied steel baton indexes marking the hours. At 3 o'clock a framed date window. Slim baton hands have lume infill and are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. At 12 o'clock we have the Zenith motif and at 6 o'clock "defy automatic". On the reverse is a screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Zenith Cal. 2572 PC, 28,800 beats per hour. This movement was in production from 1975 until 1978. The watch comes fitted on its original chunky integrated Zenith bracelet with a signed folding clasp.
As a lot of you know I have owned a 1975 Zenith Defy for multiple years now, it is easily one of my favourite watches and it is one that will never leave my collection regardless of how many offers I get on it a month! So when this watch landed on my desk, I had to have it, being only 2 digits away from my personal one it is almost identical, this features a round dial and crystal whereas mine has a cushion dial and crystal, that's about it! So if you've been after one, here is the perfect opportunity to pick up a wonderful example.