Zenith Defy A3648 Plongeur Orange Dial

eye-catching watch - bakelite bezel - impressive condition

This vintage diver's watch made by Zenith is an absolute eye-catcher. It is a Zenith Defy Reference A3648 with an octagonal case and a plenty of orange elements. Other names for this model are Plongeur or SubSea.

The present watch is from the early 1970s and it literally shines. Orange bakelite bezel, orange-black dial and orange-bordered hands make for a literally "glowing" look. In addition, the watch has the original luminous material, which shines brightly under UV light. The intense and striking colors provided primarily for the better readability under water. The condition of the dial is really impressive. The matte black surface as well as the orange inner ring have been preserved without any flaws. The beautiful dial is protected by a domed mineral glass. To ensure a waterproof dial, the crystal is additionally surrounded by a special locking ring. The bakelit bezel is in perfect condition.

The name Defy means "challenge" from the French (défi). Zenith wanted to point out the robustness of this watch. The stainless steel case is very sturdily built to withstand the high water pressure when diving. The stainless steel case of this 50 year old watch has sharp edges. The few natural signs of wear give this vintage watch an honest condition. The clearly visible engraving of the serial number on the case back confirms the virginal state of this Zenith Defy.

Another Zenith-typical feature is the position of the screwed crown and the date between 4 and 5 o'clock. The movement caliber 2552 with an automatic winding runs flawlessly in all functions.

The original Gay Frères stainless steel bracelet completes this offer. Nowadays these ladder bracelets are as rare as the vintage watches which they accomponied in those early years. The bracelet is stamped with 4/70 (4th quarter 1970).

The design of this vintage wristwatch fascinates and inspires. On the wrist, the Defy sits very comfortably and looks just cool.

Serial number: 335Dxxx

Int.Exe.: 30504

Manufacturer: Zenith

Model: Defy

Reference: A3648

Functions: date - central second - screw-down crown - luminous hand - rotating bezel - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: orange

Watch glass: mineral glass

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 39mm

Caliber name: Zenith 2552 PC

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1971

Stock No.: 1277

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - unpolished or light polished


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