Two Alpine stars come together to celebrate the art of ski with an exclusive capsule collaboration.
Zenith Watches and Fusalp, French iconic luxury ski and ready-to-wear brand, have combined their historical know-how to release a unique capsule collection. This capsule, which coincides also with the 70th year anniversary of the Fusalp brand features two bespoke watches and a contemporary sport-chic wardrobe that embodies the spirit of innovation shared by the Le Locle watchmaker and the Annecy tailor.
FUSALP ON ZENITH TIME: DEFY CLASSIC SKELETON FUSALP
Versatile in its styling and resolutely futuristic in its lines, the DEFY Classic Skeleton was chosen as a senseful template for this Fusalp x Zenith Watches collaboration. As stylish as it is endurant, the DEFY Classic timepiece is ideally proportioned as a unisex sport-chic watch that stands out with its symmetric open dial. Whether speeding down a slope or just lounging beside a fireplace in a cosy chalet, Zenith DEFY Classic Skeleton brings a cosmic radiance to the winter wonderland.
Limited to 300 pieces in a black ceramic case and 100 pieces in white ceramic, the DEFY Classic Skeleton Fusalp features a new open dial.
Zenith worked with Fusalp brand to develop this new open dial that combines the two universes of the brands, by retaining the signature five-pointed star of the Manufacture while incorporating a snowflake into its design. The result is a dial full of depth and contrast, highlighted by a rose gold coloured lower open layer and surrounded by a ring in the French tricolore tones of blue, red and white, a nod to the tailor’s French origin and a recurring design element in its sought-after creations.
The rubber strap has also been designed to incorporate elements inspired by the clothing capsule collection designed by Fusalp exclusively for this collaboration. As durable as it is stylish, the rubber features a fabric-like structure, featuring a raised motif consisting of concentric rectangles providing a bold graphical element in line with the open dial.
A star among Zenith’s vast repertoire of manufacture movements, the DEFY Classic Skeleton Fusalp special editions are driven by the Elite automatic high-frequency movement with a power reserve of 50 hours.
A Capsule Tailored For The Mountains
For this winter-ready collaboration, Fusalp tailored a capsule collection of ski wear for men and women, specifically designed around Zenith and the DEFY Classic Skeleton Fusalp watches. Designs are effortlessly chic, taking on a couture look while boasting technical materials, without compromising on performance and freedom of movement.
Crafted using a durable yet supremely comfortable softshell by Swiss fabric-maker Schoeller, the outfits are soft and stretchy without any of the bulkiness associated with traditional ski clothing – while remaining warm and breathable for a day on the ski slopes. In a timeless palette of black and white, the quilting design takes on an exclusively designed graphic linear motif, also found on the straps of the watches. The outfits are adorned with a specially developed logo for this capsule, consisting of a superimposed star and snowflake that also make up the watches’ open dial motif.
A first for Fusalp and specially developed for this collaboration, the “storm cuff” sleeves of the Fusalp x Zenith ski jackets 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 that’s adorned with the blue, white and red stripes, representing Fusalp’s French heritage.