During the opening of its first boutique in Cyprus, on the evening of Sunday, September 17, ZENITHtogether with its island partner Vassos Eliades, presented the dazzling DEFY Skyline Sapphire in blue, which is the latest exclusive boutique edition of House.
Under the framework of ZENITH's expanded presence around the world, with the aim of providing a more personal service to its customers and wanting to bring them into contact with the House's unique world, ZENITH announced the opening of its first boutique in Southern Europe and specifically in Cyprus. At the opening, the brand's friend and internationally renowned DJ, Carl Cox, played music especially for the special guests. The opening of the new boutique was the perfect occasion to present the latest exclusive boutique-edition of ZENITH, the DEFY Skyline Sapphire.
A modern successor to the first ZENITH DEFY wristwatch model from 1969, the DEFY Skyline deftly blends the collection's past and present, with bold architectural lines and unique solidity that have become hallmarks of the series. And while the deep blue tones inspired by the starry night sky have become the signature of many ZENITH boutique-editions, the DEFY Skyline Sapphire comes to enrich them with a wonderful setting of precious stones. The steel dodecagonal bezel with 45 blue baguette-cut sapphires, elaborately decorates the metallic blue dial, which has a square geometric star pattern. The watch comes with a steel bracelet and a blue rubber strap is also provided, making the most of the DEFY case's smart quick-change strap mechanism, which can be replaced without tools.
The 41mm DEFY Skyline Sapphire is powered by the high-frequency El Primero 3620 automatic movement, with a 1/10th of a second indicator. It has a power reserve of approximately 60 hours and is equipped with a stop-second mechanism for accurate time setting.
The opening of the first ZENITH boutique in Cyprus, could not have come true without the impeccable long-term collaboration with the Vassos Eliades company. The Eliades family and Evagoras Charalambous (General Manager of Vassos Eliades Accessories Ltd) contributed decisively to the promotion of the watch market in Cyprus. They have been supporters of ZENITH for almost twenty years, serving both Cypriot fans of the brand and tourists of the Limassol area.
Boutique ZENITH is located in the main hall of City of Dreams Mediterranean, the first integrated resort in Europe and the largest in the region, with 500 rooms and almost 2 million visitors expected in 2024. City of Dreams is a unique destination that combines exceptional services and experiences. The ZENITH boutique in this luxury destination has an elongated design, sky blue with striated ceiling, while a blue carpet in the entrance leads you to a mural of the Pilot collection. Like all ZENITH boutiques, it features a 'Story Bar', allowing guests to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink while delving deeper into the ZENITH universe. While interacting with any of the objects behind the Story Bar, relevant videos as well as inspiring stories of people from ZENITH's past and present begin to play on a screen.
For the upgraded cooperation between ZENITH and Eliades, the General Manager of Vassos Eliades Accessories, Evagoras Charalambous, said: “As we open the doors to our new ZENITH boutique in this spectacular destination, we are proud to include Cyprus among ZENITH Boutiques worldwide. This boutique is a landmark, representing our unwavering commitment to provide our sophisticated customers with the zenith of watches. We invite you to experience the epitome of luxury in the heart of Limassol, where time takes on a new dimension”.
The CEO of ZENITH Julien Tornare,added: “This is a big step for ZENITH and our continued partnership with Vassos Eliades. We are excited to open our first boutique in southern Europe with such a great partner. We look forward to welcoming passionate ZENITH fans as well as new customers to our exclusive venue. With the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop, we couldn't have picked a better opportunity to unveil DEFY Skyline Sapphire, with its majestic blue tones.”
DEFY Skyline Sapphire is available exclusively from ZENITH physical and e-boutiques , all over the world.
ZENITH: TIME TO REACH YOUR STAR.
ZENITH was created to inspire people to pursue their dreams and make them come true – against all odds. Since its foundation in 1865, Zenith Watches has become the first Swiss watchmaker in the modern sense of the term, and its timepieces have accompanied extraordinary people with high dreams and striving to achieve the impossible – from Louis Blériot's historic flight through English Channel to Felix Baumgartner's free fall record. Zenith also highlights women visionaries and pioneers, celebrating their achievements and creating the DREAMHERS platform, where they share their experiences and inspire others to fulfill their dreams.
Driven by innovation, ZENITH features exclusively developed and manufactured in-house movements in all of its watches. Since the creation of the El Primero in 1969, the world's first automatic chronograph caliber, ZENITH has mastered high-frequency precision and offers fractional-second time measurements, including 1/10th of a second in the Chronomaster collection and 1/100th of per second in the DEFY collection. Because innovation is synonymous with responsibility, the ZENITH HORIZ-ON initiative reaffirms the brand's commitment to inclusion and diversity, sustainability and employee well-being. ZENITH has been shaping the future of Swiss haute horlogerie since 1865 and stands by those who dare to challenge themselves and reach new heights. The time to reach your star is now.
About City of Dreams >Mediterranean
City of Dreams Mediterranean, Europe's first integrated resort (IR), is the largest premier destination resort in the region. It features a fourteen-story luxury hotel with 500 rooms and suites, more than 8,000 square meters of MICE space, an outdoor amphitheater, a family-friendly adventure park, as well as an abundance of fine dining restaurants and luxury retail outlets. Its interior design is based on Melco's international luxury standards, specially tailored for the Cypriot resort, while the exterior design features distinct Mediterranean influences. A world-class development, a landmark for Cyprus and the wider region, the integrated resort is set to enrich Cyprus' tourism product, attracting thousands of new tourists annually and contributing significantly to addressing seasonality, establishing the island as a destination for all seasons of time.