At Baselworld 2017, Zenith relaunched its Defy collection with the focus on a high-beat chronograph (the Defy El Primero 21) that can measure down to 1/100th of a second. Just a few months later, Zenith upped the ante with the Defy Lab, a time-only watch that debuted a new, super-high-frequency oscillator and would be made in extremely limited quantities. But now Zenith is adding an entry level model to the Defy range in the form of the Defy Classic. 

This watch utilizes a titanium case that has the now-familiar Defy shape but in a smaller 41mm size that can be paired with a matching titanium bracelet, a combination alligator/rubber strap, or a simple rubber strap. It’s an everyday sports watch that utilizes a Zenith Elite movement while still capturing a lot of the style of the other, more advanced Defy watches. If you really want to get that Defy Lab look, you can opt for the openworked version of the Defy Classic – it looks almost exactly like a smaller version of its high-tech older sibling.