Held at the historic Angle Orensanz Center in New York City, the event saw the official unveiling of the groundbreaking Defy El Primero 21 and the Defy Lab. The two watches made waves in haute horlogerie earlier this year, and now their innovative performance and astounding craftsmanship were revealed to the guests, who got the chance to tinker with a Zenith movement.
Both the strap and the bezel carry an inspiration quote by Swizz Beats: “Never let people tell you what you can’t do, because sky’s not the limit, it’s just the view.”
The one-of-a-kind watch was raffled off with proceeds going to the Gathering for Justice, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by Harry Belafonte to fight child incarceration and the racial inequalities in the justice system.
For those who did not get to own the statement watch, a slightly modified version – the Defy El Primero 21 Swizz Beatz Edition – was released in only five pieces.
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