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Introducing The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Silver

Introducing The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Silver

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While not incredible, silver cases are really abnormal in watchmaking today. With substantially more strong white metals like steel and titanium promptly accessible, watchmakers commonly go toward that path, and afterward decide on  platinum or white gold while focusing on a better quality execution. As it were, the overall uncommonness of silver watches is a pity, since silver has a glow all its own, and it keeps an eye on patina such that many watch sweethearts, especially the individuals who are into vintage feel, would appreciate.

The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special we see here is the principal silver-cased wristwatch from Zenith. This is the first of the pre-Baselworld discharges that we are seeing from Zenith, and this new Pilot’s Type 20 comes with a dial made of brushed silver that has been coordinated to the situation. The dial likewise has an arresting example that is an immediate implication to vintage aeronautics. Also, the larger than average numerals and hands, combined with the larger than usual crown, and enormous 45mm case size, amount to a truly rough looking apparatus watch. Inside is a programmed Zenith Elite programmed movement.

Beginning Thoughts

The dial on this watch is fascinating to me. Other than being made, similar to the case, from an uncommon material, the dial has a theme any semblance of which I’ve not seen on any watch previously. At 45mm in distance across, this is a watch whose size will engage those searching for a truly strong pilot’s watch that makes a prompt impression. The Zenith Flying Instruments design on the rear of the case is an update that Zenith has been making looks for aeronautics for hell of quite a while. Indeed, Zenith holds the brand name for the Pilot name as it applies to watches.

Commonly found in adornments however infrequently seen in watchmaking, silver is a material that will assume an its own personality dependent on how it’s well used and the conditions that the wearer subjects it as well. We’ve seen the ascent of fame in bronze watches, I think, for comparative reasons. I keep thinking about whether we might be going to see more silver models hitting the market soon too.

With 2019 being the 50th commemoration of the El Primero, individuals who follow watches are truly centered around what Zenith could conceivably do in the domain of chronographs this year. This piece clearly isn’t that, yet it is a gorgeous Pilot with a fascinating case and dial. 

The Basics

Brand: Zenith

Model: Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Silver

Reference Number: 05.2430.679.17.C902

 Diameter: 45mm

Thickness: 14.25mm

Case Material: Silver

Dial Color: Brushed silver

Indexes: Large, luminous

Lume: Yes, hands and numerals

Water Resistance: 100 meters

Strap/Bracelet: Brown calfskin cowhide strap

The Movement

Caliber: Zenith Elite 679 movement

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds

Diameter: 25.6mm

Thickness: 3.85mm

Power Reserve: 50 hours

Winding: Automatic

Frequency: 28,800 vph

Jewels: 27

Valuing & Availability

Price: $7,700

Availability: Expected late April

Limited Edition: 200 pieces

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