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Friday, June 8, 2018

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm Watch

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm Watch
Zenith’s distinctive Pilot Type 20 watch, with its distinctive broad fluted crown now has an extra glow with a bronze case. The dial’s signature oversized luminescent numerals and cathedral-style hands stand out against a background of either black or a matt blue.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm Watch

The aeronautically inspired font is composed of white Super-LumiNova blocks. The caseback reinforces the pilot’s theme with an engraving of the plane flown by Louis Blériot when he crossed the English Channel in 1909, wearing a Zenith, as well as the Zenith flight instruments logo and a motif inspired by the fuselage of Blériot’s aircraft. At the heart of this 40 mm watch is the Zenith automatic Elite 679 calibre with a 50-hour power reserve, protected inside a robust case that is water resistant to 100 metres.

Mechanical automatic, Zenith Elite 679 calibre, 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz), oscillating weight with côtes de Genève motif, 50-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, central seconds
Bronze, 40 mm, thickness 12.95 mm, titanium case back engraved with the Zenith flying instruments logo. Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar/330 ft)
Matt black or matt blue. Gold plated and faceted hour markers and Arabic numerals in Super-LumiNova SLN C1. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Green or blue oily nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining, titanium pin buckle