Wrist Rover

Adventure watches are a lot like SUVs in that they tend to be significantly tougher than needed for normal urban life. However, having one inspires confidence in knowing you are ready for any “just in case” scenario.
Text by Bill Lindsey | February 27, 2019 | Luxury

The all-new Zenith DEFY Range Rover is built much like the Queen’s favorite SUV as evidenced by the use of titanium for the 41 mm casing to ensure robust strength without adding unnecessary weight. Created with input from Range Rover’s Chief Design Officer, the DEFY’s open dial that allows a view of the automatic movement in motion was inspired by the Range Rover Evoque’s wheels, while the rubber strap features the quilted pattern diamond pattern of the seats. The second hand and the oscillating weight are finished in the same Arctic Blue used by the carmaker to accent the Evoque’s seats and steering wheel. Because it’s a Zenith, the DEFY’s ability to keep perfect time verges on the supernatural. Limited to just 200 examples, this is a watch worthy of any collection just as its 4-wheeled brethren would be at home in any garage;