March 19, 2012

An outsized and chic watch

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Zenith was one of the world's first manufacturers of flight instruments. Its watches have always embodied the spirit that inspired intrepid pioneer aviators. Their desire to conquer the sky, control time and distance and always push the envelope took concrete form in the unparalleled precision of the indicators and watches that were their faithful companions in the lonely cockpit.

The Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 watch from Zenith, a worthy heir to these pioneering years of aerial feats, encapsulates all the historic savoir-faire of the Manufacture in its movement. Housed in an XXL size case, measuring 57.5 mm in diameter and made of titanium, the mechanical hand-wound 5011 movement oscillates at 18,000 vibrations per hour.

The vintage style dial is matt black with Superluminova-enhanced hands and numerals for a watch that combines irresistible allure with exceptional finish and details. Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aéronef Type 20 is being released in a 250-piece limited series, making it an absolute must for aviation fans – and everybody else!  

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