zenith pilot type 20 rescue


Presented at the LVMH Watch Week in Dubai, two new models equipped with the renowned features inherited from the adventurers of the skies have joined the Type 20 collection’s squadron.

Pilot’s watches today are carrying on a tradition. A tradition of timepieces with timeless, ultra-readable data and an XXL-sized crown. The Pilot Type 20 Rescue by Zenith has all the trappings unique to those models created especially for the airborne adventurers of the 20th century. Its 45-mm brushed steel case protects a slate gray dial with oversized Arabic numerals made entirely of Super-LumiNova®. The imposing hands covered in the same luminescent material point to the hours and minutes. The whole ensures easy reading under all lighting conditions. The impressive fluted crown at 3 o’clock makes it easy to set the time.

zenith pilot type 20 rescue closeupThe case houses the self-winding caliber Elite 679 providing a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. It is worn on a wide, black leather strap whose vintage style is highlighted by rivets. A titanium pin buckle fastens it safely in place.

zenith pilot type 20 rescue chrono closeupThe Le Locle Manufacture offers a second version with the same esthetics and dimensions in the sleek lines of the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Rescue. This model measures short times with the automatic caliber El Primero 4069. They are read on the central chronograph hand and the 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The face of the watch is balanced out with the small seconds at 9 o’clock.

Price: 7’400 CHF – 7’900 CHF (chronograph) zenith.com

By Dan Diaconu