Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
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.
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph
· Reference: 05.2430.4069/17.I011
· Key points: Genuine Silver 925 case: Limited Edition of 250 units. Case-back engraved with Zenith flying instruments logo. Inspired by the legendary Zenith aviation watches. Arabic numerals entirely made of SuperLuminova
· 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.
· Material: Silver 925
· 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 SLN C1 SLN
· Bracelet & Buckle: Brown calfskin leather strap with rivets. Polished steel pin buckle
The price for the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph Ref. 05.2430.4069/17.I011 is CHF 9,900 and is limited edition to 250 pieces.