Zenith DEFY Extreme E 'Energy X Prix' - the world’s lightest and most robust 1/100th of a second chronograph | SENATUS

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Zenith DEFY Extreme E 'Energy X Prix' - the world’s lightest and most robust 1/100th of a second chronograph
By SENATUS Editor | 30 November 2022

As the Founding Partner and Official Timekeeper of Extreme E, Zemith has launched the DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” ahead of the Season 2 finale in Uruguay.

Extreme E is the first racing championship born out of concern for the climate crisis. The series’ goal is to use electric racing to highlight the tangible threats of climate change issues and promote positive action to protect our planet’s future.

Crafted in lightweight, durable carbon fibre, the DEFY Extreme E “Energy X Prix” is the world’s lightest and most robust 1/100th of a second chronograph. It was tested on the electric rally’s off-road courses.

The watch features titanium with purple accents reminiscent of streaks of lightning in a stormy sky as well as a twelve-sided bezel. It comes with a rubber strap infused with materials of upcycled Continental CrossContact tires that were used in the first season’s races. The Velcro strap features a black rubber central element surrounded by a purple cordura-effect rubber inlay.

The timepiece is delivered with two additional straps in black rubber and black Velcro, which can be swapped without any tools by using the case back’s intuitive quick strap-change mechanism.

Its waterproof and crushproof watch case is inspired by the extreme conditions of the rally, incorporating various upcycled elements from the side-lines of the first season’s races. The case’s lid coating is made from E-grip recycled tires, while the plate covering is made from parts of an Extreme E racing tarpaulin.

The Zenith DEFY Extreme E 'Energy X Prix' is a limited edition of 20 pieces.

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