The Zenith Pilot Series launched three new watches—Pilot Type20 Pilot Series ‘Type 20’ Aircraft Watch, Pilot Big Date Special Pilot Series Big Pilot Watch and Pilot Doublematic Pilot Series Dual Time Zone Watch The new Pilot Pilot Series combines long-standing traditional skills. The retro-looking design is reminiscent of the timepieces used by aviation pioneers. The pilot series is equipped with a unique El Primero movement. The legendary El Primero is the most famous movement in watchmaking history and the most accurate series of production movements in the world. Every watch lover can call his name. The secret is that the balance wheel can vibrate up to 10 times per second, while other movements can only vibrate 8 times per second at the fastest. The movement also incorporated a number of breakthrough innovations during its development, including dry lubrication technology to ensure long-term excellent stability, and higher vibration frequencies require more energy. For this reason, the power reserve of the movement has been further optimized. .
Stunning numbers, making an El Primero movement requires:
5500 processes, dials need 50 grinding processes, bridges need another 77 grinding processes, each part requires 5 to 50 processes, and classic watches require 18 different metals.
2012 pilot watch series TYPE 20 aircraft watch 57.5 mm diameter
At 4:15 on July 25, 1909, in Calais, France, Bleriot completed the challenge of flying the plane across the English Channel with a range of 40 kilometers in 37 minutes. ‘From this moment, Blay Leo is undoubtedly called the ‘father of aviation.’ At that time, he was wearing a 20th century Zenith TYPE 20 aircraft watch on his wrist. The TYPE 20 aircraft watch has a 57.5 mm diameter case Its special notch crown is entirely made of hand-stitched and trimmed vintage leather straps, all reminiscent of old pilot watches. Through the transparent sapphire crystal glass back of the case, you can watch the 5011K manual The delicate movement of the winding mechanical movement. This movement is certified by the Swiss Observatory and its distinguished name comes from the famous 5011K watch movement. Since the 1960s, the 5011K movement has earned Zenith an international reputation, 1967 The Neuchatel Observatory awarded this movement the title of ‘the most accurate chronograph movement in history.’ Since then, Zenith has continued to produce the 5011K movement, which is used for many watches such as racing watches, marine timers, and high-end watches And watchmaking And other precision instruments to provide power. These special design perfect fit, not only brings superior performance to watch, but also to retain the unique vintage character.
Type 20 aircraft watch
No. 95.2420.5011 / 21.C723, limited edition of 250 models
Movement: 5011K manual winding movement
Diameter: 50 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Number of components: 134
Vibration frequency: 18,000 times / hour
Power reserve: 48 hours
COSC Certified Precision Timepiece
Functions: Middle hour and minute display, small seconds at 9 o’clock, power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock
Case material: Grade 5 titanium, polished and forged
Diameter: 57.5 cm
Waterproof depth: 3ATM
Case back: clear sapphire crystal
Dial: Matte black, numbers and hands covered with Superluminova
Strap: hand-stitched calfskin, titanium pin buckle