Earlier this year, Jean-Claude Biver, president of the LVMH Group’s watch division, replaced Aldo Magada, who had served for more than two years, as the new CEO of Zenith. Although this change to the brand should not be reflected so quickly at this year’s watch fair, it is still curious whether the new watch launched by Zenith has followed Hublot’s footsteps. Among them, the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm watch has an existing retro style, with different colors such as yellow, green, red, and blue, showing a variety of looks; the bottom engraved with the brand’s star pattern and the year of founding.
Readers should all know that flying was just a word of dreams more than a hundred years ago. Until the Wright brothers’ plane took off, the flying dreams of mankind have become a reality step by step. For people in the new century, even new ones have evolved. The tricks-paragliding, winged flight, skydiving … You must have envied those who believe in freedom and unruly flight in the sky, and have dreamed of mad dreams away from the flat land.
‘Father of Aviation’ by Louis Blériot
TYPE 20: Guardian of the Flying Dreamer
Louis Blériot, the ‘father of aviation’ in France, is world-famous for flying over the English Channel, but challenges like this are extremely dangerous and have raised concerns about the safety of flying instruments. Aviation flight has extremely high requirements for watches and instruments. In the 1930s, those stringent technical indicators were named after TYPE 20 and became the standard for aviation instruments. Zenith was one of the first manufacturers of aircraft instruments. Its pilot series, named TYPE 20, is one of the few honorary members of the flying instrument temple. In 1909, Brelio flew across the Channel wearing a Zenith TYPE 20 watch from the early 20th century to challenge the English Channel. In the thick fog and raging wind, you can only rely on the wrist watch and visual intuition to judge the route. Heaven favored the dream chaser. Eventually, Brelio escaped from the plane that fell to the ground and became the ‘first person’ for international cross-sea flight.
Antique Pilot Type 20 flight watch
Zenith’s new TYPE 20 watch: ‘flying’ in a ‘stunning’ attitude
This summer, Zenith Manufacture continues to inherit its rugged, reliable, and accurate characteristics of its flight instruments, and launches a four-color Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch to commemorate every flying adventurer who embarked on the sky and embarked on a blue journey. The size of this watch can be described as the industry’s first unisex pilot’s watch, with a diameter of 40 mm, which can be adapted to any wrist. Once you get started, the strong and powerful aura is active on the wrist. When it comes to color, Zenith’s new and original distressed classic distressed shades make the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special watch unique and colorful with vintage tones, wine red, mustard yellow, khaki green and navy blue, capturing style followers. Favor.
Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm watch with stainless steel case, 40 mm diameter, hours, minutes and seconds, Elite 679 automatic movement, 50 hours power reserve, sapphire crystal glass, special engraved case back, waterproof 100 Meters, oil-wax suede leather strap, cyan-gray dial with khaki strap, olive green dial and strap, and burgundy dial and strap style (limited to 250 pieces each).
Pilot Type 20 Extra Special is the only pilot’s watch to be engraved on the dial. At the same time, it inherits the professional characteristics of the aviation pilot’s watch. This watch also has a large luminous digital display with a grain-shaped dial. Large indicators are firmly placed on it to ensure the best readability. The wide onion crown on the side of the case is also a classic design for pilot watches, making it easy for pilots wearing driving gloves to adjust the time when driving across time zones.