Bronze and titanium enhanced by a deep shade of blue: Zenith has produced a Pilot Type 20 aviator’s watch in a 25-piece limited edition produced especially for Westime and it’s available exclusively from the renowned Californian retailer.
Southern California based Westime offering the piece complete with a white-stitched blue calfskin strap, as well as a chestnut brown NATO variation. The Pilot Type 20 Extra Special exclusive Westime edition by Zenith features the DNA of the onboard instruments developed by the Manufacture in the early days of aviation: a high-precision mechanism, an imposing diameter, a large ratcheted crown enabling adjustment even with gloved hands, oversized luminescent Arabic numerals, as well as stylized hands for ease of legibility.
The 45 mm case and its large screw-lock crown are made of bronze, which acquires a natural patina to give it a unique vintage touch. A brushed titanium bezel frames the matt blue dial, punctuated by large luminescent white numerals and hands. The color scheme is echoed by white stitching on a blue calfskin strap with titanium pin buckle, while a chestnut brown distressed leather NATO version harks back to the origins of the watch.
La Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Westime Edition is powered by the automatic Zenith Elite Caliber 679 featuring central hours, minutes and seconds functions, with a 50-hour power reserve.
The solid titanium case features a depiction of the plane flown by Louis Blériot, who crossed the Channel in 1909 with his Zenith watch strapped to his wrist, guided by Zenith onboard instruments. Its side also bears a nameplate engraved with the inscription “California, XX/25”.
45mm bronze and titanium
Hours, minutes and seconds
White-stitched blue calfskin strap
Chestnut brown NATO variation