Zenith’s Heritage Looms Large

  • Photo by Claude Joray
    Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 in rose gold Photo by Claude Joray
  • Photo by Claude Joray
    Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 in titanium Photo by Claude Joray
  • Photos by Claude Joray
    Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 in titanium and rose gold Photos by Claude Joray
  • Photo by Claude Joray
  • Photo by Claude Joray
  • Photos by Claude Joray

Anyone looking for an oversize watch with horological credibility in equally large-scale proportions would do well to locate Zenith’s new Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20. Offered in a limited edition of 250 pieces in titanium ($12,800) and 75 in rose gold ($38,700), the Aeronef’s massive 57.5 mm is sized to contain its exceptionally large and well-reputed movement, the 5011 caliber. Originally designed for marine chronometers and deck watches in the 1950s, the pocket watch–size 5011 series is perhaps the most accurate series of movements the brand has ever produced, and some were entered into the last chronometer competitions in the 1960s. Zenith’s large-format pilot’s watch will allow you to enjoy what up until now has been strictly the province of very specialized collectors. (800.321.4832, www.zenith-watches.com)

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