Zenith Defy A3648 Plongeur

rare watch - orange bakelite bezel

The orange Zenith Defy A3648 is a proud representative of the 1970s. This diving watch has an octagonal case, orange-black dial and orange bakelite bezel. An absolute stunning vintage design.

Vintage collectors also call this watch "Plongeur" ​​or "SubSea". Zenith wanted to introduce a robust and at the same time an aesthetic diving watch. The octagonal case shape should better withstand the water pressure at depth. The distinctive orange elements provided improved visibility during the dive. The dial is protected by a domed mineral glass. To make the watch definitely waterproof, the watch glass is surrounded by a special steel ring.

The great condition of this specimen is absolutely impressive considering the age of this watch. The fragile bakelite bezel is completely intact and literally shines. The dial developed a beautiful patina on the black surface. The tritium lume in the hands and markers has a dark green color and ensures a very honest vintage character of this watch.

The stainless steel case of the present 50 years old watch has sharp edges. The natural signs of wear give this Zenith an honest condition. The clearly visible serial number on the caseback proves the almost unpolished condition of this watch. As is typical for Zenith, the winding crown and the date window are at half-past four. The movement of this watch is the Zenith automatic caliber 2552. All functions are in perfect working order.

In addition, this Zenith Defy A3648 is accompanied by an original Gay Frères stainless steel bracelet with the Zenith clasp. Those ladder bracelets are very rare today. The bracelet is stamped with 2/70 (2nd quarter 1970).

We love the fascinating design of the Zenith Defy. This vintage wristwatch is extremely rare, especially if you are looking for a good one.

Serial number: 335Dxxx (1970)

Int.Exe.: 50525

Manufacturer: Zenith

Model: Defy

Reference: A3648

Functions: date - screwed pusher - central second - luminous hand - 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: 1970

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


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