Crafted in a five-piece limited edition, the new Pilot Type 20 Hommage à Louis Blériot from Zenith pays tribute to the legendary French pilot Louis Blériot’.
With its distinctive 60 mm-diameter case carved from a block of sapphire and topped by a bezel, lugs and large ratcheted crown in white gold, this aviator’s watch boasts a fascinating deep grey meteorite dial, graced with a natural motif forming interlacing ribbons against a finely sandblasted background. This fragment of the Muonionalusta asteroid, which sped through the atmosphere and fell to earth between Sweden and Finland, comes from a region located 140 km from the Arctic Circle.
Having set impressive precision records in its category, including
the 1967 Neuchatel Observatory award for the most accurate chronometer
ever presented, this legendary mechanical movement equipped maritime
chronometers and pocket watches before enjoying a second lease on life
in the wristwatches of the Pilot collection. A number of original 5011K
calibres found in the archives of the Manufacture, duly restored and
decorated, now equip several Pilot Type 20 models – all issued in
strictly limited editions – including this Hommage à Louis Blériot
Model: Pilot Type 20 Hommage À Louis Blériot
5-Piece Limited Edition
Calibre: 22``` (Diameter: 50 mm)
Thickness: 10.00 mm
Frequency: 18,000 Vph (2.5 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 48 Hours
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Power-reserve indication at 3 o’clock
Case, Dial & Hands
Material: Sapphire with white gold bezel, lugs and crown
Diameter: 60 mm
Opening diameter: 47.00 mm
Thickness: 18.50 mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Transparent sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 3 ATM
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1
Strap & Buckle
Black alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
White gold pin buckle
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