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.
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.
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.
Model: Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver
Limited edition of 250 units
El Primero 4069 Automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power-reserve.: min. 50 hours
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Case back: Silver case-back engraved with the Zenith flying instruments logo
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Brushed riveted dial with shiny reflections
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in SuperLuminova SLN C1®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, coated with SuperLuminova SLNC1®SLN
Brown calfskin leather strap with rivets. Polished steel pin buckle