The Pilot Type 20 Extra Special with its new bronze case is making a noteworthy entrance into the collection of Zenith aviator watches. Bronze, a particularly resistant non-magnetic copper and tin alloy, acquires a natural patina as it oxidises, thereby accentuating the vintage appeal of this legendary appeal.
Testifying to the pioneering role played by Zenith in developing flight instruments in the early days of aviation, the new Pilot Type 20 Extra Special is endowed with all the original attributes of a pilot’s watch: oversized luminescent Arabic numerals ensuring impeccable readability, as well as a large ratcheted screwed-in crown enabling adjustment with gloved hands.
At the heart of the generous 45 mm bronze case that is water-resistant to 100 metres beats the automatic Zenith Elite Calibre 679. Operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), this accurate and reliable Manufacture-made movement driving central hours, minutes and seconds hands has a 50-hour power reserve.
The solid titanium case-back, bearing an etching of Louis Blériot’s plane and adorned with the Zenith Flying Instruments logo, is a vivid reminder of its legendary origins. A rubber-lined Nubuck strap fitted with a titanium pin buckle sets the final touch to this vintage-spirit timepiece made for adventurers with a thirst for wide horizons.
Model: Pilot Type 20 Extra Special
New Case in Bronze
Elite 679, Automatic
Calibre: 11½``` (Diameter: 25.60 mm)
Thickness: 3.85 mm
Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Hours and minutes in the centre
Central seconds hand
Case, Dial & Hands
Diameter: 45 mm
Opening diameter: 37.80 mm
Thickness: 14.25 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Titanium case-back engraved with the Zenith aviation instruments logo
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in SuperLuminova SLN C3
Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C3
Strap & Buckle
Oily Nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining
Titanium pin buckle
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