Originally developed as a private retreat for the Aga Kahn in the ’50s and ’60s, Porto Cervo is one of the more particular luxury destinations in the Mediterranean, and a prime candidate for this kind of limited release. Alongside a trio of limited editions designed for Swizz Beats, and a very sleek Vendome edition, what makes the Porto Cervo Edition special aside from its engraved sapphire case-back is this is the first time we are seeing the combination of a brushed titanium case and white ceramic bezel on the Defy 21. Its skeleton dial and band’s white details further compliment the bezel selection, and pair it with a tasteful shade of mid-blue for its band, index and hand. Brands have a knack for these summer destination themed knockoffs: either the palette is too bright or the white is too heavy. Its designers were tactful enough in the case of this amazing cheap replica watches Zenith, which the Porto Cervo edition won’t seem out of place once fall and winter roll around.
The inner workings of this latest Defy 21 chronograph stay the same when compared to its siblings, and frankly make up its important selling features. The significant innovative chronograph uses a double balance configuration, with the balance for time running at Zenith’s usual high-beat 5Hz, and its chronograph balance running at a massive 50Hz. This setup allows the chronograph to measure 1/100th of a second, which while completely useless is still a very impressive feat. Its central timing hands turn the dial every second, and its six o ‘clock hands measure the seconds. A 30-minute timepiece was placed at 3 o ‘clock. The dial is open and the wearer can see two balance wheels on the side of the dial.
Further adding to the Defy 21’s appeal is its case design and overall comfort, though measuring 44mm across, it is still relatively compact from lug to lug. Its proportions are in line with those of imperial oak barrels, although the case is made of titanium, which makes it lighter on the wrist. Its wide push hand and crown layout also suggest that if you prefer a slightly looser fake watch on your wrist, you can avoid the “deep watch” feel you get from a timer. However, it is too thick for suits, but for a more casual daily wear timepiece, the unabashed personality Defy 21 is a reliable alternative.