Zenith’s Pilot watch has become the NEW icon of the brand over the years. Even though it’s new to their collection it has always been a part of their DNA and heritage.
Louis Charles Joseph Blériot was a French aviator, inventor and engineer. In 1909 he became world famous for making the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft.
To pay tribute to Louis Blériot, Zenith released a limited edition Type 20 Hommage á Louis Blériot Pilot watch.
The watch is 60 mm and is constructed of 18k white gold and sapphire. The AR-coated sapphire crystal is 47mm in diameter. It has a sapphire display back and is water resistant to 30 meters.
The Movement is the Swiss manual-wind Zenith in-house, pocket-watch caliber 5011k with 19 jewels, 18,000 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours. The movement measures 50mm x 10mm.
The functions include: hours and minutes in the center, small seconds at 9 o’clock and power-reserve indication at 3 o’clock. It is hand-engraved with a depiction of Louis Blériot’s journey across the English Channel.
The dial is meteorite with Arabic numerals with SuperLuminova coating, as are the hands.
It comes on a black alligator leather strap with a protective rubber lining and an 18kt white gold pin buckle.
This watch is one big mother, limited to 5 pieces for the world and will retail for 200,000 Swiss Francs approximately $200,000.