Famous and renowned watchmaker Zenith is well-known for its watch designs that reflect inspiration drawn from the aviation industry. In this regard, Zenith has recently gone out announcing its new Pilot Extra Special Chronograph, that will be a part of its famous Heritage Collection.
This new edition watch is adorned with bronze casing giving the watch a faded look without at all compromising on its elegance.
The Zenith Pilot Extra Special features a bronze casing with 45mm of the dial size, two long serrated pushers and a large fluted crown which is a typical signature of the pilot watches. The watch is powered by the El Primero claibre that offers a self-winding high-frequency movement. This claibre is responsible for driving all the hour and chronograph functions and offer up to 50 hours of power reserve.
The unique feature of this watch is its dial that features over-sized Arabic numerals giving it a vintage style look and feel. These numerals are made out of the block of Super LumiNova, which can emit green light under low light conditions. This makes it easy to read the dial. The Chronograph movements are placed at the 9’0clock counter reading seconds and other at the 3’0clock counter reading minutes.
The vintage and over-sized hands of the watch add the additional charm to it making it easy to read time just with a mere glance. The titanium back-case of the Pilot Extra Special Chronograph features an image of the plane Louis Blériot that flew across the Channel in 1909, having a Zenith around its wrist.
The strap of the Pilot extra Special Chronograph comes in oiled nubuck, khaki-green color. Overall, we feel that Zenith has put quite a decent amount of effort by keeping up the vintage style patterns of pilot watches and giving it a feel of elegance and premium quality.