New for 2019, Zenith’s Pilot watches convey an adventurous spirit with intense colors and classic proportions. The Pilot Type 20 lends itself particularly well to vintage variations while never losing sight of its heritage.
The two imposing 45 mm models Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Blue features a signature bronze case paired with a sober matt blue dial and matching nubuck strap. The titanium case-back is engraved with the hallmark Zenith flying instruments logo. The latest tribute to the café racer biker community (also known as Ton-up boys), the Pilot Type 20 Ton Up Black features an aged stainless-steel case, matt black dial and black oily nubuck leather strap lined with rubber for additional comfort. It offers It’s a pilot’s watch design combined with vintage motorcycle racing style.
Both these variations feature the ratcheted wide Pilot crown and are powered by an automatic Zenith Elite 679 calibre; an accurate in-house movement with central hours, minutes and seconds hands, and a 50-hour power reserve. With no date or calendar information, the dials reveal the minimum with an outsize faceted luminous minute and seconds gold or black ruthenium-plated hands (typical of pilot’s watches) for crystal clear legibility, along with the oversized luminescent Arabic numerals emblematic of the line.
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