Zenith Defy Zero G: Malaysia Price and Review

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Defying the odds with Zenith’s latest masterpiece.

Zenith Defy Zero G

When it comes to the many complications within the horological landscape, a tourbillon is often considered the crown jewel of any watchmaker. Intricate and extremely complex to make or assemble, this 200-year-old complication is loved and cherished by watch geeks everywhere. That being said, it’s about time (no pun intended) someone came up with something new that carries just about the same amount of clout and technology to not replace but complement the degree and complexity of a tourbillon.

Enter Zenith and its latest showpiece, the Zenith Defy Zero G, one of the most talked-about watches from Baselworld 2018.

The focal point of the Defy Zero G’s attraction is its Gravity Control module. Instead of using a tourbillon to negate the effects of gravity on the movement, Zenith uses a gyroscopic module that cradles the spring balance in a horizontal position no matter what angle the watch is in. Made of 139 micro components, the module is no simple device and looks extra fabulous when paired with the ultra high frequency El Primero 8812S calibre movement that furthers the precision of the watch like no other.

Zenith Defy Zero G

A monumental feat in technical advancement, the Defy Zero G reflects Zenith’s push for modern aesthetics as the watch features a clean star-like skeleton bridge, which holds together the Gravity Control module in place. Featuring a 44mm lightweight titanium case (with an option of rose gold), the watch features mostly brushed finishing that does not distract the eye from its elaborate movement and inner workings.

Zenith Defy Zero G

The titanium version’s monochromatic look, with a contrasting off-centred blue dial, reflects a much cooler and calmer mood while the rose gold version provides a warm and more regal vibe with its golden skeletal bridge and blue off-centred dial. Both dials are of course open-worked, making it a versatile choice to be worn either for those casual get-togethers or fancy nights out.


44mm titanium or rose gold


Skeleton with off-centred hours and minutes


Manual-winding El Primero 8812 S with 'Gravity Control' module


Titanium, rose gold or rubber with alligator leather coating


Hours, minutes, seconds

Power Reserve

50 hours


RM399,050 (titanium), RM462,260 (rose gold)

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Leong Wong

Editor, CROWN Malaysia

A familiar face in Malaysia's horological publishing scene, Leong has been involved in lifestyle journalism since the mid-1990s. Besides watches, he takes a keen interest in cars and men's fashion.

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