The new Pilot Type 20 Extra Special adopts a smaller size to fit all wrists, whether masculine or feminine. Loyal to the spirit of the famous Zenith watches dgr Replica pilot’s watches, it picks up the characteristics of its predecessors such as the wide finely grained dial, oversized Arabic numerals and facetted hands ensuring perfect legibility by day or night, as well as the voluminous fluted crown guaranteeing an optimal grip.
Pilot Type 20 Extra Special © Zenith
This resolutely vintage model radiating a winning spirit features an aged steel case teamed with a topstitched rubberlined nubuck strap. It pays tribute to the history of the Maison with a dedicated signature appearing on the solid caseback : a starred shield engraved with the date 1865, the year Zenith was founded. This unisex Pilot watch comes in four distinctive models sporting original colors on their dials and straps.
Pilot Type 20 Extra Special
Case : aged steel, water-resistant to 100m
Diameter : 40mm
Movement : mechanical self-winding, Elite Caliber 679, 50h power reserve
Functions : hours, minutes, seconds
For all-around watch nerdiness, both are compelling timepieces but clearly different. Both also share a fondness for silicon – which Zenith is backing in a big way these days. Silicon is what makes movements like the ZO 342 even possible. Replacing metal with silicon is how these parts are able to move quickly and reliably. Unlike metal, silicon isn’t affected by temperature or magnetism, and because it has much lower friction, it doesn’t require lubrication. More so, the ability to cut very small, very precise parts allows for mechanisms not previously available when metal was more or less the only material option. These manufacturing options combined with computer modeling software have allowed for a new generation of mechanical watch movements such as the ZO 342 that combine traditional concepts of how a small machine tells the time, with a lot of modern know-how.
Dial : slate gray, blue, khaki or wine-colored, numerals and hands coated with beige Super-LumiNova® SLN GL
Strap : mustard, blue, khaki or wine-colored, titanium pin buckle