ZENITH introduces its revamped Pilot collection hat includes the first-ever Boutique Editions of the Pilot Automatic and Pilot Big Date Flyback, adorned with captivating blue dials. Accompanying these contemporary timepieces is the thematic “ICONS: PILOT” capsule collection, featuring meticulously restored vintage Pilot watches certified by the Manufacture’s Heritage Department.
ZENITH’s Pilot collection, relaunched in 2023, pays homage to the rich heritage of aviation, spanning from its inception in 1904 to the present day. Beyond mere recreation, the collection embraces a contemporary design direction while honoring the essential codes of durability, legibility, and intuitiveness inherent in aviation instruments. The Boutique Editions, with their deep shade of blue reminiscent of the night sky, symbolize the courage and adventurous spirit of early pilots.
Blue, a signature color for ZENITH, has a profound connection to the night sky and the brightest star that inspired the brand’s founder. The Pilot collection, with its boutique-exclusive editions, pays tribute to this color, evoking the bravery of pioneers who dared to soar above the horizon.
At the heart of the Pilot Automatic Boutique Edition is a 40mm stainless steel case with a distinctive flat-top round bezel. The textured dial, reminiscent of corrugated aircraft fuselages, features oversized luminescent Arabic numerals and a white Super-LumiNova date window. Powered by the El Primero 3620 movement, this timepiece showcases ZENITH’s dedication to precision and craftsmanship.
The Pilot Big Date Flyback Boutique Edition, housed in a 42.5mm stainless steel case, offers advanced aviation-oriented features. The big date display, with a patented compliant mechanism, ensures swift and stable transitions. The flyback function, designed for aviators wearing thick gloves, allows instant reset and restart of the chronograph with a single push. The El Primero 3652 chronograph calibre, visible through the display back, underscores the watch’s high-performance capabilities.
Both Boutique Editions come with interchangeable blue cordura-effect rubber and brown calfskin straps, allowing for a personalized touch without the need for tools. Exclusively available at ZENITH’s physical and online boutiques worldwide, these timepieces embody the brand’s commitment to excellence.
To complete the aviation journey, ZENITH introduces the “ICONS: PILOT” collection, showcasing vintage Pilot chronographs from the second half of the 20th century. This highly collectible series adds a nostalgic touch, bringing ZENITH’s tradition of aviator watches full circle.
For enthusiasts and collectors alike, the pricing for the PILOT Automatic Boutique Edition is set at $7,500 USD, while the PILOT Big Date Flyback Boutique Edition is priced at $11,500 USD.
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