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Geneva, Dec 09, 2020

LOT 269


CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 950 - 1,850 / USD 1,100 - 2,200 / HKD 8,500 - 16,900

Sold: CHF 1,250

A fine, octagonal, self-winding, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Zenith, Swiss

Model Defy

Reference A3651

Year Circa 1972

Case No. 01 1070 290

Diameter 37 mm

Caliber 2562 PC

Signature Dial, Case and Movement


While most examples of the Defy Diver, with its typical octagonal 1970’s case , are often found in very worn and poor condition, this example shows sharp angles, a mint dial, as well as clear numbers on the caseback which are often erased, signs of a very well conserved timepiece. A similar example can be found in Rössler, Zenith: Swiss Watch Manufacture Since 1865,p. 154.


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.