Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

Revisiting its iconic and historical Pilot aesthetic while drawing inspiration from vintage aircraft design, Zenith unveils the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver, a compelling and richly detailed aviation-themed chronograph crafted in precious sterling silver – a first for a Zenith Pilot chronograph.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

A limited edition of 250 pieces, the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver recalls Zenith’s unique pedigree in the world of aviation timepieces spanning over a century, having accompanied the pioneers of flight in the early 20th century, most notably with Louis Bleriot and his history-making voyage across the English Channel in 1909. With a more direct visual inspiration from historical aircrafts, the 45mm case is made from sterling silver.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

Like the fuselage of an aircraft, the silver dial features riveted details resembling metal panels, with an erratic satin-brushed surface to bring out the raw beauty of the metal. For maximum legibility at all times, the signature Pilot oversized Arabic hour-markers and “cathedral” hands feature white luminescent paint.

Completing the aviator look is the brown calfskin leather strap with a rivet and polished steel pin buckle with a distinctive tab, recalling vintage pilot helmets.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver
Reference: 05.2430.4069/17.I011

Edition
Limited edition of 250 units

Movement
El Primero 4069 Automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve.: min. 50 hours

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
Material: Silver925
Case back: Silver case-back engraved with the Zenith flying instruments logo
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Brushed riveted dial with shiny reflections
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in SuperLuminova SLN C1®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, coated with SuperLuminova SLNC1®SLN

Bracelet
Brown calfskin leather strap with rivets. Polished steel pin buckle

Price
9900 CHF