The Zenith Pilot collection
Pilot watches for the field of aviation
Interestingly, the watch manufacturer Zenith has trademarked the model “Pilot”. In fact, no other manufacturer can bestow their aviation watches with this suitable name. It comes as no surprise that Zenith has a considerably close connection with the field of aviation. In 1909, Louis Blériot was the first man to independently cross the English Channel and strapped around his wrist was a reliable timepiece from Zenith. With legible numerals and a protruding crown that could easily be gripped, the Zenith timepiece that belonged to Blériot was regarded as the original pilots watch for all subsequent aviation timepiece that were yet to be created by the company.
In addition to practical wristwatches, Zenith also produced timepieces specifically for professional use. In 1939, the company launched the famous Type 20 Montre d'Aéronef – a timepiece with manual winding. Moreover, Zenith later presented an aviation Chronograph and Altimeter and supplied them to the British and Italian Military.
This unique aviation heritage has been reflected in the 2012 Pilot Montre d'featured Aéronef Type 20. With a 57.5-millimeter case, this model remembers its 1930 predecessor. The aviation watch does not only impress with its striking design, but also with an in-house produced hand-wound Zenith movement. Those who aim for the sky will find a reliable companion that withstands every flight with fancy in the Zenith Pilot collection.