PILOT TYPE 20 EXTRA SILVER
After a bronze version, the brand has released a limited edition of its Pilot watch combining a silver dial and case. The model has all the assets needed to become a collector’s item.
Pilot’s watches are simple and robust, and share features that make them easy to identify. One of these is the guarantee of maximum visibility in all lighting conditions, usually through a simple display of the time elements. The Arabic numerals are often in XL size, as are the watch hands. All these elements are generally lume-coated. Finally, to make it easier to set the time and wind the watch, pilot’s models frequently come with a large-sized crown. All these features can be found on the Pilot Type 20 Extra Silver. And to highlight a personality inspired by past models worn by pilots, Zenith has opted for a silver dial. The dial also stands out because of a pattern recalling the riveted metal on a plane fuselage. It is housed in a 45mm-wide case that is unusual in also being made of silver, a material that is not often used in contemporary watchmaking.
The watch hands are powered by the calibre Elite 679. The self-winding movement supplies 50 hours of power reserve once fully wound.
The 250 Pilot Type 20 Extra Silver watch is equipped with a vintage-look brown leather strap. It includes a leather flap, similar to the ones found on leather flight helmets until the mid-20th century.
Price: €7,900 zenith.com
By Dan Diaconu
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