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zenith defy inventor

Model Spotlight: Zenith DEFY Inventor

Zenith is revolutionizing mechanical watchmaking. The brand’s new Zenith Oscillator control system was developed and patented by the Manufacture and replaces the traditional sprung balance that has been used in mechanical watchmaking for over three centuries. It features a single element, which is a vast change from the 30 or so components that make up a standard regulating system. Benefits include reliability, stability and durability. The control system’s features are triple certified: for magnetic insensitivity (ISO-764), thermal insensitivity (ISO-3159) and chronometric precision (TIMELAB – Foundation of the Geneva Laboratory of Horology and Micro-engineering)

zenith defy inventor
Zenith Defy Inventor

In a new, futuristic chapter of Zenith history, the brand has launched their DEFY Inventor featuring the Zenith Oscillator. With 3-hands, a 44mm open-worked dial and an avant-garde exterior, the timepiece is produced in a run of several hundred units, making it a bit more accessible than its predecessor, the DEFY Lab. A modern aesthetic and leading-edge materials add to its uniqueness – the case is made of lightweight titanium and the bezel is made of Aeronith, an innovative aluminum-polymer composite. The dial features broad hours and minutes hands, and a slim star-tipped seconds hand that pays homage to the brand. A black rubber strap with a midnight blue alligator coating finishes this exceptional timepiece.

If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on the new Zenith Oscillator, the DEFY Inventor is for you. Call us or stop into our store!

About The Author: Scott Meller


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott joined Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. under the tutelage of his father, Sol. As a fourth generation family member, Scott’s forward-thinking business acumen has placed Feldmar on the cutting edge of the luxury timepiece market. Scott’s favorite part about working at Feldmar is being a part of his family’s multi-generational business and having worked alongside his father. His accomplishments are many, including the expansion and remodel of the Feldmar flagship store, as well as a second location inside The Beverly Hilton.

Since attending Santa Monica College, Scott has become an expert in the technical aspects of the timepieces sold at Feldmar. Each year, he travels to Switzerland—the watchmaking capital of the world—to attend the Baselword Watch & Jewelry Fair and build upon his extensive knowledge of this quickly-evolving industry.

Scott is very proud of the way Feldmar customers are put first: “We regularly go out of our way to meet the needs of our clients. A client once purchased a rather significant watch as a birthday gift for his brother who lived in New York. Our client asked how we were going to deliver the gift and we responded with the typical answer, we would ship it by FedEx. After we answered his question, we could tell that he wanted a more personalized experience for the delivery and offered to have it hand-delivered by one of our associates. He lit up at the thought, and so off went one of our associates to New York City for the day to hand-deliver the gift.”

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