Zenith Releases Extreme E Limited Edition

Zenith Partners with Extreme for Limited Edition Watch

TGR Staff - 07/06/2022

As the second season of Extreme E is underway, the new all-electric off-road series is headed to one of its biggest events this weekend, the Island X Prix on the Italian island of Sardinia. Zenith, the official timekeeper of the series has released a limited edition watch based on the Defy Extreme Carbon chronograph.  

The forged carbon fiber case is highlighted with the race's official vivid orange color and incorporates upcycled elements from the racing series. Partially visible through the dial as well as the case back is the fastest automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre in production, offering 1/100th of second-time measurements, with two escapements independently beating at 5Hz (36’000 VpH) for the timekeeping part and 50Hz (360’000 VpH) for the chronograph function. 

The rubber strap is infused with materials from recycled Continental CrossContact tires that were used in the first season’s races.  The watch also comes with two additional straps in black rubber and black Velcro, which can be easily swapped without any tools by using the quick strap-change mechanism.

Zenith Partners with Extreme for Limited Edition Watch

The Defy Extreme E “Island X Prix” comes packaged in a suitably sturdy waterproof and crushproof 
watch case inspired by the extreme conditions of the rally, incorporating various recycled and upcycled elements from the sidelines of the first season’s races. The case’s lid coating is made from recycled E-grip tires, while the plate covering is made from parts of an Extreme E Season 1 racing tarpaulin. 

The Defy Extreme E “Island X Prix” will be made in a limited edition of only 20 pieces and will be 
available at ZENITH physical and online boutiques around the world with a price of $27,618.

Zenith Partners with Extreme for Limited Edition Watch

  • Reference: 10.9100.9004-4/26.I305
  • Key points: Extreme E capsule collection. Stronger, bolder, and more powerful design. 
  • 1/100th of a second Chronograph movement. Exclusive dynamic signature of one 
  • rotation per second for the Chrono hand. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH - 5 
  • Hz) ; 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH - 50 Hz)
  • Screwed-in crown. Full Interchangeable strap system. Orange Recycled tires Velcro 
  • Strap. Sapphire dial. 2 additional straps included: 1 Rubber strap with a black microblasted titanium folding buckle & 1 Velcro strap with carbon buckle.
  • Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic 
  • Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
  • Power reserve min. 50 hours
  • Functions: 1/100th of a second chronograph function. Chronograph powerreserve indication at 12 o'clock. Hours and minutes in the center. Small seconds at 9 o'clock, central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second, 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, 60-second counter at 6 o'clock
  • Finishes: Black-colored main plate on movement + Special black-colored oscillating weight with stained finishings
  • Material: Carbon & Microblasted Titanium
  • Water resistance: 20 ATM
  • Case: 45mm. Special engraving on case back with “Island X Prix” logo
  • Dial: Tinted sapphire with three black-colored counters
  • Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted, and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted, and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
  • Bracelet & Buckle: Orange Velcro bracelet made with parts of Continental recycled tires. Also comes with a black Velcro strap and a black rubber strap
Zenith Partners with Extreme for Limited Edition Watch