Zenith is by far one of the best and most underrated watch brands out there today. They arguably manufacture the best chronograph movement on the market today. Their pilot collection has become iconic.
Since bronze has become all the rage over the last 5-10 years it makes complete sense that Zenith would use this alloy in their pilot’s collection.
They just released a NEW Heritage Pilot Extra Special Bronze chronograph. The case, is bronze and measures 45mm x 14.2mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, and it is water resistant to 100 meters. In a nod to its aviation origins, the titanium caseback depicts the plane flown by Louis Blériot when he crossed the Channel in 1909 with a Zenith on his wrist, along with the Zenith flight instruments logo, complemented by a motif inspired by the fuselage of the aircraft.
The movement is the Swiss automatic Zenith in-house caliber El Primero 4069 with 35 jewels, 36,000 vph and a power reserve of 50 hours. A column-wheel chronograph, the rotor features Côtes de Genève decoration. Functions are: hours and minutes in the center, small seconds at 9 o’clock. Chronograph: central chronograph hand 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.
The sand-blasted black dial has Arabic numerals with SuperLuminova. Gold-plated faceted hands coated with SuperLuminova. Railway-type minutes track.
It’s fitted on an oiled khaki green nubuck leather strap with beige stitching and rubber lining, and a titanium buckle. This watch retails for $7,100 which if you think about it is an incredible value.