Zenith reconnects with pioneering aviators in Britain and France with latest Pilot chrono

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Zenith is highlighting its connection to the birth of aviation in Britain and France with its latest Heritage Collection timepiece, the Pilot Extra Special Chronograph.

The watch, which will be seen for the first time at Baselworld, has a solid titanium case-back that has an inscription of the plane flown by legendary French pilot Louis Blériot when he crossed the Channel in 1909 with a Zenith on his wrist.

The 45mm watch has a vintage feel with its bronze case giving it instant age.

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The khaki green oily nubuck leather strap with beige stitching and rubber lining all nod to the early aviation industry and its daredevil pilots.

The black-dialed watch is designed to be easily readable, while the oversized screwed-n crown is big enough to be would while wearing pilot gloves.

It houses Zenith’s in house manufactured El Primero 4069 automatic movement.

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