The bronze material with a strong retro flavor is a trendy trend in watch design nowadays. Combining a long-term sense with the watch design presents a unique style that belongs to the wrist. In 2016, Swiss watchmaker Zenith launched a retro watch called the ‘Coffee Knight’. The classic shape, excellent features and the story behind it make this watch a favorite of watch friends. In 2017, the brand once again used vintage as the source of creation, incorporating bronze into the unique design and classic and durable pilot series watches. At the highly anticipated Basel Jewellery and Watch Fair 2017, the Zenith Pilot Extra Special was launched. Chronograph watches show a pioneering spirit in the form of a chronograph. Let’s take a look together:
Adhering to the style of predecessors, adding classic charm
The introduction of the new chronograph pays tribute to the fearless spirit of high-altitude flying heroes. In the early days of the aviation industry, Zenith has begun to develop instrumentation for aircraft, known for precision, ruggedness and excellent readability. Today, the new chronograph continues the predecessor’s style, combined with a vintage elegant bronze case, high-frequency El Primero movement, and a black dial with green luminous Arabic numerals, adding vitality to the strong characteristics of the iconic pilot watch .
Zenith Pilot Extra Special Chronograph
Bronze not only has the charm of retro and elegant appearance, but also as a highly diamagnetic alloy, it can well avoid the residual magnetic field of the watch case and reduce the impact on the movement.
Zenith Pilot Series Designs ‘Onion’ Crown
The 45 mm watch case is made of bronze, elegant and retro. The crown of the watch follows the classic ‘onion head’ design of the brand, with simple and elegant texture, which makes the operation convenient and non-slippery. The other side of the watch is engraved with ‘HB-3344’, which represents the Swiss civil aviation registration code ‘HB’ and the serial number of the watch, giving the watch a significant aeronautical design breath.
The arched sapphire crystal glass makes the sandblasted black dial more ornamental. It inherits the unique pilot design of the brand’s pilots: large Arabic numerals, gold-plated, multi-faceted design. The central three hands are covered with Super-LumiNova® SLN C1 The material, in a dark environment, emits green light, which is very beautiful when reading. Luminous faceted hands swept over the dial, making the two chronograph dials and hour-minute orbital areas more vivid, with the look of the aircraft dashboard. The inscriptions ‘Montre d’ Aéronef’ and ‘Pilot’ on the plate represent early in the military and civil aviation industry, Zenith was one of the manufacturers of altimeters and cockpit watches.
The dense bottom process, the titanium alloy back cover is engraved with the logo of the aircraft and flight instruments that Louis Blériot drove through the English Channel when wearing the Zenith watch in 1909, and decorated with decorative patterns inspired by the body of the legendary French pilot aircraft. Equipped with El Primero 4069 automatic movement, accurate travel time, 50-hour power reserve, rotor with ‘Geneva ripple’, to ensure the quality and outstanding performance of the watch.
Khaki green oily suede leather strap with rubber protective lining for comfortable feel. With a pin buckle, the watch is safe and reliable on the wrist.
Zenith Pilot Extra Special Chronograph
Summary: The Zenit Pilot Extra Special Chronograph lays horizontally on the tablecloth, exuding elegance and vintage charm everywhere. The exquisite and clear brand pilot dial is perfectly integrated with the khaki green suede leather strap, bringing a new experience. With its classic style and excellent inner core, this watch has become one of the most watched timepieces at the show. If you like this watch, you might as well enter the brand store to see its style