Pilot's watch tradition since 1909 - innovatively interpreted
The special feature of this caliber is its exceptionally high balance frequency with 36,000 vibrations per hour (A/h). This means that it is even possible to stop a few tenths of a second. For this reason, the El Primero movement is one of the world's most precise timers with a stop function. The ratchet chronograph also has a power reserve of 50 hours when fully wound. The Zenith Pilot Chronohgraph Type 20, for example, has only two auxiliary dials compared to most models in the El Primero Chronomaster collection. One as a 30-minute counter and the other as a decentralized second. However, various Zenith chronasters also have a 12-hour counter on the six o'clock. The dials are partially grained and equipped with luminous hands and numerals. With the oversized crown, the retro pilot's watches have a striking symbol, which also distinguished the models of that time. Bracelets made of nubuck leather complement the models stylishly.
Zenith Pilot - a collection that will delight watch fans
The luxury watch manufacturer from Le Locle/Switzerland developed pilot's watches and measuring instruments for aircraft at the beginning of the 20th century. According to the Zenith company, in 1909 Louis Blériot, a French aviation pioneer, wore a Zenith pilot's watch when he was the first person to cross the English Channel by plane. This pilot's watch already had a distinctive crown at that time, large numerals with a black dial. The hands and indices glowed brightly and the bezel was rotatable (arrow-shaped marking).