Zenith is all set for the second season of the Extreme E electric Rally Championship with the launch of a series of special editions of the DEFY Extreme Carbon. This highly exclusive series will be featuring a limited-edition watch for each of the season’s races starting from the Desert X Prix slotted to take place in the emerging future city of NEOM. Zenith is commemorating each of the five Extreme E races with five special and exclusive editions of its boldly rugged DEFY Extreme Carbon collection. Each timepiece takes inspiration from the vastly different X Prix off-road circuits.

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The 2022 Extreme E Championship marks the second year of Zenith partnering with the electric rally championship race as its Founding Partner and Official Timekeeper. The Extreme E is the world’s first electric rally championship, with the second season bringing in more teams, new destinations and environmental action.

Zenith DEFY Extreme E “Desert X Prix”

Zenith DEFY Extreme E ‘Desert X Prix’

The first of the special-edition series is dedicated to the first race of the Extreme E series scheduled to take place in NEOM, Saudi Arabia. Keeping in tune with the needs and requirements of a motorsports watch, the Zenith DEFY Extreme E ‘Desert X Prix’ comes in a bold and sturdy 45mm carbon and micro-blasted titanium case that is waterproof and crushproof. The watch also incorporates various upcycled elements with the case’s lid coating made from E-grip recycled tires and the plate covering made from Extreme E racing tarpaulin. 

The DEFY Extreme E ‘Desert X Prix’ is crafted in light and highly durable carbon-fibre present on the crown and chronograph pushers. The multi-layered dial is home to deep yellow-beige accents, which represent the official colour of the ‘Desert X Prix,’ evoking the vast sand dunes of Saudi Arabia. The skeletonized dial also offers a partial view of the El Primero 9004 automatic movement, the fastest automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre.

Zenith DEFY Extreme E “Desert X Prix”

The DEFY Extreme E ‘Desert X Prix’ comes strapped to a yellow rubber bracelet made from sustainable materials of recycled Continental CrossContact tires earlier used in the first season of the Extreme E Races.

Zenith DEFY Extreme E “Desert X Prix”


Limited to just 20 pieces, the Zenith DEFY Extreme E ‘Desert X Prix’ will debut at the Extreme E Desert X race in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, on February 19-20th, 2022. The watch will be available at Zenith’s physical and online boutiques worldwide.

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