Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm Going for Bronze

Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm Going for Bronze

Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm

Going for Bronze

 

Inspired by the legendary Zenith aviation watches of yesteryear, in 2018 the brand with a star adds a new dimension to its iconic Pilot Collection with a 40mm case in glowing bronze. Featuring the broad fluted crown, oversized luminescent numerals, and in-house automatic ‘engine’ of its predecessors, the latest in the line-up is magnificently offset by a choice of matt blue or black dials with matching blue or eminently military khaki green oily nubuck straps and contrasting stitching.

 

In 2018 Zenith’s famous Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm goes for bronze – vintage style, once again combining its imposing yet manageable 40mm presence and ideal proportions with a choice of elegant hues. Embodying all the attributes inherited from aviation’s pioneering days, and with its format suited to every wrist, this latest iteration of the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm rounds out an already emblematic range from Zenith, thus far composed of large-size watches. Hailing from an all-conquering lineage, this distinctive model featuring more ‘democratic’ 21st century dimensions continues to house the same original attributes: an in-house movement, a broad fluted crown and large luminescent Arabic numerals swept over by finely crafted hands.

 

PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL

40 MM BRONZE

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 29.1940.679/21.C800

 

KEY POINTS

New case in bronze

Inspired by the legendary Zenith aviation watches

Arabic numerals entirely made of Super-LumiNova®

 

MOVEMENT

Elite 679, Automatic

Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)

Movement thickness: 3.85mm

Components: 126

Jewels: 27

Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Power-reserve: min. 50 hours

Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre

Central seconds hand

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 40mm

Opening diameter: 33.1mm

Thickness: 12.95mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back:  Titanium case-back engraved with the ZENITH flying instruments logo

Material: Bronze

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Matt black

Hour-makers: Arabic numerals in Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 [Hour-markers]

Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 [Hands]

 

STRAPS & BUCKLES

Bracelet: Reference: 27.00.2018.800

Designation: Green oily nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0031.001

Designation: Titanium pin buckle

 

 

 PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL

40 MM BRONZE

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 29.1940.679/57.C808

 

KEY POINTS

New case in bronze

Inspired by the legendary Zenith aviation watches

Arabic numerals entirely made of Super-LumiNova®

 

MOVEMENT

Elite 679, Automatic

Calibre: 11 ½“` (Diameter: 25.60mm)

Movement thickness: 3.85mm

Components: 126

Jewels: 27

Frequency: 28,800 VpH (4Hz)

Power-reserve: min. 50 hours

Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre

Central seconds hand

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 40mm

Diameter opening: 33.1mm

Thickness: 12.95mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Titanium case-back engraved with the ZENITH flying instruments logo

Material: Bronze

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Matt blue

Hour-makers: Arabic numerals in Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 [Hour-markers]

Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 [Hands]

 

STRAPS & BUCKLES

Bracelet: Reference: 27.00.2018.808

Designation: Blue oily nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0031.001

Designation: Titanium pin buckle

 

ZENITH PILOT Type 20 Chronograph Ton Up

 sports its total-black credentials

 

 ZENITH fans and motorcycling aficionados alike are in for a treat in 2018 with an extension to the brand’s highly popular PILOT Type 20 Chronograph Ton Up line in the form of a super-chilled new team member. With the trademark aged stainless steel case, retro looks and chunky appeal of its predecessors, this on-trend column-wheel chronograph is this year’s must-have kit for every outlaw seeking a watch that combines designer vintage allure with an unmistakably sporty demeanour.

 

Inspired by an entirely different kind of vehicle in the form of café racer motorcycles, the Ton Up is an interesting watch in which ZENITH has taken a pilot’s watch design and combined it with vintage motorcycle racing heritage. Not a historic reissue, but a novel invention in 2016, the highly popular Ton Up not only appears to emulate a pilot’s watch that was released some 70 years ago, with its aged steel finish resembling that of a watch after decades of ownership, it actually looks the part!

 

Designed to celebrate the café racer biker community, also known as Ton-up boys, this resolutely masculine timepiece was originally known as the ZENITH Heritage Pilot Café Racer Spirit and subsequently renamed the ZENITH Heritage Pilot Ton-up. Part of a culture of rockers showing off fast motorcycles during gatherings, a café racer is a motorcycle that has been stripped of all unnecessary weight and parts to gain speed and is renowned for its visual minimalism. The term “ton-up” refers to the minimum 100 mph speed that these racers must achieve when racing to a specific location and back from a café.

 

 

 PILOT TYPE 20 CHRONOGRAPH

TON UP BLACK

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 11.2432.4069/21.C900

 

KEY POINTS

New aged stainless steel 45mm case

Tribute to the Café Racer Spirit

Automatic El Primero column-wheel chronograph

 

MOVEMENT

El Primero 4069, Automatic

Calibre: 13 ¼“` (Diameter: 30mm)

Movement thickness: 6.6mm

Components: 254

Jewels: 35

Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5Hz)

Power-reserve: min. 50 hours

Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre

Small seconds at 9 o’clock

Chronograph: Central chronograph hand & 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 45mm

Diameter opening: 37.8mm

Thickness: 14.25mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Case-back with Café Racer Spirit engravings

Material: Aged stainless steel

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Matt black

Hour-markers: Arabic numerals with white SuperLumiNova® SLN C1

Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with SuperLumiNova® SLN C1 [Hands]

 

STRAPS & BUCKLES

Bracelet: Reference: 27.00.2321.900

Designation: Black oily nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0021.001

Designation: Titanium pin buckle

 

Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Chronograph

 A class of its own

 

With its imposing bronze case, easily adjustable wide fluted crown, oversized luminescent numerals and a high-beat El Primero mechanism, ZENITH’s Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Chronograph proudly flaunts the DNA of a line of airborne conquerors. In 2018, the trailblazing style of this famous aviator’s watch showcases its neo-retro chronograph look with a new matt blue dial. Combined with a blue oily nubuck leather straps, and fueled by an adventurous spirit exactly like that of the aviation pioneers that the Manufacture accompanied right from the early days of flight, what’s not to love?

 

Distinguished by its noble bearing and vintage patina, the Pilot Extra Special Chronograph is imbued with the intrepid heritage of high-flying heroes. A natural heir to the onboard instruments developed by ZENITH in the early years of aeronautics and known for their precision, sturdiness and outstanding legibility, this chronograph – with its virile bronze case, its high-frequency El Primero ‘engine’ and its blue dial bearing white (green-emission) SLN Arabic numerals – sports the vigorous typology of these iconic pilot’s watches.

 

PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SPECIAL CHRONOGRAPH

BRONZE BLUE DIAL

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Reference: 29.2430.4069/57.C808

 

KEY POINTS

Bronze Case

Automatic El Primero column wheel chronograph

Case back engraved with ZENITH flying instruments logo

Arabic numerals entirely made of SuperLumiNova®

 

MOVEMENT

El Primero 4069, Automatic

Calibre: 13 ¼“` (Diameter: 30mm)

Movement thickness: 6.6mm

Components: 254

Jewels: 35

Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5Hz)

Power-reserve: min. 50 hours

Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif

 

FUNCTIONS

Hours and minutes in the centre

Small seconds at 9 o’clock

Chronograph: Central chronograph hand & 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

 

CASE, DIAL & HANDS

Diameter: 45mm

Diameter opening: 37.8mm

Thickness: 14.25mm

Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Case-back: Titanium case-back engraved with the ZENITH flying instruments logo

Material: Bronze

Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial: Matt blue

Hour-makers: Arabic numerals with white SuperLumiNova® SLN C1

Hands: Gold-plated, faceted and coated with white SuperLumiNova®SLN C1 [Hands]

 

STRAPS & BUCKLES

Bracelet: Reference: 27.00.2321.808

Designation: Blue oily nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining

Buckle: Reference: 27.95.0021.001

Designation: Titanium pin buckle

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