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The making of Aeronith, the world’s lightest aluminium composite material.

Zenith Defy Lab – learn all you need to know about the palace revolution

What you will discover here is tantamount to a palace revolution! 

With its “Defy Lab” Zenith is the brand to present¬†the¬†new revolutionary oscillator – a monolithic regulating organ made out of silicon –¬†of the LVMH Watch Division Research & Development Department.

It is made out of monocrystalline silicon, including details finer than a human hair and it replaces the sprung balance.

The 31 components of a standard Swiss lever escapement, measuring usually 5 mm or more, which require assembly, adjustment, timing, testing and lubrication, are completely replaced by a single element measuring just 0.5 mm thick.

I invite you to learn all you need to know with plenty of EXCLUSIVE pictures and videos and of course with my interviews.

I talked to Guy S√©mon the brain and driving force behind the development of the new monolithic regulating organ made out of silicon and I talked to Thomas Mercier, who is a member of Guy¬īs Research & Development¬†team in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

It is only today the world premiere of the new oscillator. But everything you will discover here I was already able to discover last week. So I was able to put this comprehensive article together for you. Enjoy!