Zenith Pilot series adds a new member-Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch. The new Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch in a bronze case reproduces Zenith’s glorious achievements beginning in the aviation era. This watch has an innate noble bloodline, and has all the characteristics of the legendary watch manufacturer: Zenith factory-made high-precision movement, magnificent diameter, wide groove screw-in crown, large Arabic numerals and exquisitely shaped hands. The unique bronze case exudes a patina luster, faithfully interpreting the vintage style peculiar to the “Type 20” watch, and perfectly reproduces Zenith’s conquest of the vast sky.
The prototype of the Type 20 pilot watch
PILOT watches: a masterpiece for aviation heroes
Persisting in a pioneering spirit, Zenith has been one of the first watch brands to make flying instruments since the early 20th century. Louis Blériot, wearing his Zenith watch, flew over the English Channel in 1909. A year later, Léon Morane, accompanied by a Zenith watch, became the first pilot in history to fly at speeds in excess of 100 kilometers per hour. Since then, the watch factory has become one of the first manufacturers to produce altimeters and aviation watches for military and civilian institutions. The famous Zenith Type 20 watch has been recognized and praised by aviation professionals for its rugged, reliable and accurate performance, and has been widely used in aircraft instruments since 1939. These special timing tools developed specifically for the aviation industry must maintain impeccable legibility in extreme cases. The Pilot series symbolizes this glorious pioneering era, and the new Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch also brings together all the outstanding qualities of this series of legendary watches.
Zenith Pilot watch owned by Louis Blériot
The new PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL watch: a natural rusty bronze case with a vintage feel
The Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch features a new bronze case that brings a new dimension to Zenith’s pilot watch collection. Bronze is a strong non-magnetic alloy composed of copper and tin. This legendary watch has a unique vintage look through an oxidation process with a natural rust finish. As early as the rise of aviation technology, Zenith was a pioneer in the design of flying tools. This new Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch combines all the unique designs of a pilot’s watch: large fluorescent Arabic numerals make the reading clearer, and the wide grooved screw-in crown allows the wearer to wear gloves. Easily adjust the time. The watch is paired with curved sapphire crystal glass, and the large black matte surface is surrounded by the rail side, and the characteristic design highlights the watch function. The eye-catching Arabic numerals are covered with white Super-LumiNova®, and the fluorescent faceted hands not only make the reading clearer, but also add a touch of retro elegance to the watch. The striking bronze case has a diameter of 45 mm and is water-resistant to 100 meters. It is equipped with a Zenith Elite 679 automatic mechanical movement.
The Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch is equipped with large fluorescent Arabic numerals for clearer reading. The wide grooved screw-in crown allows the wearer to easily adjust the time when wearing gloves.
This watch factory’s refined movement vibrates 28,800 times (4 Hz) per hour. It is reliable and accurate, with hour and minute indicators and a central seconds hand. The watch has a power reserve of 50 hours. The sealed titanium caseback is engraved with the aircraft shape of Louis Blériot and decorated with the Zenith flying tool logo, recreating the legendary origin of the brand. A suede leather strap with a protective rubber lining and a titanium pin buckle add a retro feel. It will accompany the explorers on their adventures in the vast world.
Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch, bronze case, diameter 47 mm, large seconds, hours, minutes and center, Elite 679 self-winding movement, screw-down crown, titanium back engraved with ZENITH flying tool pattern, Suede leather strap with protective rubber lining.