Continuing their quest for excellence, Swiss watchmaking house Zenith and French ski and ready-to-wear apparel brand Fusalp, have joined forces to celebrate the art of movement with an exclusive capsule collection. The alpine stars have come together to explore their shared historical know-how and innovation through a collection of watches and apparel – so that you can take on the winter season in style.
Celebrating the mastery of time and movement, Zenith incorporated its watchmaking excellence with Fusalp’s tailoring in two exclusive DEFY Classic Skeleton timepieces. The unisex, sport-chic timepiece – available in a black ceramic case or white ceramic – is the perfect companion for your experience at any given winter wonderland. Featuring a symmetric open dial, the timepieces are complimented with the signature five-pointed star of the Manufacture while incorporating a snowflake into its design and are highlighted by a rose gold-coloured lower open layer. This is then surrounded by a ring in the French tones of blue, red and white, a nod to the tailor’s French origin.
The rubber strap has also been designed to incorporate elements inspired by the clothing capsule collection designed by Fusalp exclusively for this collaboration. The range of skiwear for men and women, is effortlessly chic, taking on a couture look while boasting technical materials, without compromising on performance and freedom of movement.
The outfits are adorned with a durable, yet comfortable softshell by Swiss fabric maker Schoeller, and come in a timeless palette of black and white. The superimposed star and snowflake that also make up the watches’ open dial motif are revealed on the pieces, too. And if you’re in for an element of surprise, the Fusalp x Zenith ski jackets have another trick up their sleeves – literally – as the “storm cuff” sleeves feature a zippered opening, designed to be able to comfortably wear and view your watch between the outer shell layer and the soft, fine knit fabric underneath.
On this one-of-a-kind collaboration, Zenith CEO Julien Tornare shared, “This is an exciting new kind of partnership for Zenith, and one that is very close to our hearts. More than just a fashion House, Fusalp are innovators. Their never-ending quest to produce highly technical yet fashionable clothing is something that Zenith totally relates to.”
The Fusalp x Zenith collection will make its public debut in Zurich during the opening of the new Fusalp boutique in November, after which the watches will be available at Zenith physical and online boutiques around the world, as well as selected Fusalp boutiques. The DEFY Classic Skeleton Fusalp is limited to 300 pieces in a black ceramic case and 100 pieces in white ceramic.
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