PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20

ZENITH PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20

 
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ZENITH PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20

ZENITH - THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20

The Pilot collection is made especially for lovers of aviation and its history, mechanical enthusiasts, and those enamoured with wide-open spaces.

It symbolizes discovery and exploration, the love of adventure and the development it brings.

The Pilot watches are all equipped with some exceptional movements, that are part of Zenith history, and their transparent case backs reveal these beautiful mechanical hand-wounded movements.

I am particularly interested in writing about this fantastic limited edition

ZENITH PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20

PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 250 PIECES

THIS WATCH DABBLES IN EXCESS

Like the skies that beg to be conquered, it chooses to anchor time in a large space, confidently letting the hours tick away.

The 57,50mm diameter case, made of titanium to offset the weight of the movement it contains, has the qualities of an instrument that was born to fly.

The notched crown is reminiscent of those on antique aviator watches, which allowed pilots to set the watch without taking off their gloves.

The 27,00mm space between the lugs accentuates the shape of the extremely refined lugs that attach an antiqued leather strap sewn and topstitched entirely by hand.

Adding to the vintage feel is the black dial, which is easily readable thanks to luminous elements.

Beneath the impressive sapphire crystal the raised numerals of the chapter ring are made of entire blocks of Superluminova.

The time is indicated by hands that are also enhanced with luminescent material.

The visually balanced counters display the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the power reserve at 3 o’clock.

The aesthetics serve mainly to make reading the time easier, recalling the functional approach taken in traditional aviator watches.

The transparent case back reveals the mechanical hand-wound 5011K movement.

Its 50,00mm diameter leaves room for exceptional finishes, such as 19 jewels and the broad linear Côtes de Genève that grace the rhodium-plated bridges.

This COSC-certified chronometer comes with a pedigree to match its beauty:

It contains the famous 5011 pocket calibre that was so successful for ZENITH in the 1960 and in 1967 was named the most accurate chronometer ever tested by the Neuchatel Observatory.

The calibre has been in continuous production since then and has been used in competition timepieces, marine chronometers, pocket watches, and watchmaking school watches.

Oscillating at 18,000 vibrations per hour, the 5011 calibre has a separate mechanism for stopping the seconds hand and synchronising the hour.

It features shock-absorbers on the balance-wheel and escapement arbors, fine adjustment, and a self-compensating anti-magnetic Breguet overcoil balance spring, as well as a mobile stud-holder, double-arrow index regulator, and the Zenith winding-crown stem attachment system.

All these assets combine to ensure that the watch gives a first-rate performance without losing its vintage feel.

PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20

TECHNICAL DETAILS of the PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF TYPE 20 Watch

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 250 PIECES

REFERENCE:
95.2420.5011/21.C723

MOVEMENT:
LEGENDARY POCKETWATCH CALIBRE 5011
Manual 5011K
Calibre 22
Diameter: 50,00 mm
Height: 10,00 mm
With 134 Individual components
COSC CERTIFIED

VIBRATIONS:
18,000 vph 2,5 (Hz)

JEWELS:
19 Jewels

POWER RESERVE:
48 hours

FUNCTIONS:
Hours and minutes in the center
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock

CASE:
Polished titanium grade 5 or 18-carat rose gold

SIZE:
Measuring 57,50mm in diameter

CASE BACK:
Transparent sapphire crystal

DIAL:
Matt black
Hours and minutes centred
Small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock
Hands in black ruthenium, satined or rose gold satined
Indexes in SuperLuminova SLN C1

GLASS:
Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides

WATER RESISTANCE:
3 Bar = 30 meters

STRAP:
Brown calfskin leather strap with protective rubber lining

PIN BUCKLES:
27.95.0022.001 Titanium
27.18.0022.001 18-carat rose gold

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS:

SITE:
www.zenith-watches.com

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