Big size case—Zenith Montre D’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Pilot

Reduced in dimensions in the huge 57.5mm case diameter to some still large 48mm, the brand new GMT watch appears even more petite, and managable around the wrist. The watch has been around since Basel World 2013, and first shipping were sometime in early fourth quarter of 2013. The watch proven within the photographs is customer possessed, and something of the first shipping of the watch.

The case is within stainless steel, includes a beautiful black dial, along with a design a throwback towards the instrumentation created by Zenith in the turn of the century. The arabic markers and hands are obvious and legible out of the box needed for any navigation watch. Both of them are full of super luminova, and the watch remains very legible at nighttime.


When it comes to design, the large crown causes it to be simple to wind and adjust time of the watch even through thick mitts like individuals which were utilized in the turn of the century. The big pusher at 10 o’clock enables the GMT hand to become moved 1 hour a click.

The dial layout is extremely legible, having an obvious mention of flight instruments Zenith accustomed to make within the turn of the century. Note the plaque bearing the tail number plate as utilized in aircraft is bolted aside of the case by blued screws. HB may be the Worldwide Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) code for aircraft registered in Europe.


Visually, we discover the watch to be really enjoyable. As well as on the wrist, regardless of the big case size, is very comfortable. The casework is extremely well finished, and also the plaque bearing the registration plate: in aviation terminology the tail number, HB to be the registry for Swiss registered aircraft.


The movement is really a special edition of the Zenith Elite 693: automatic winding, diameter is 25.6 mm, thickness is 3.94 mm, 186 components, 26 jewels, frequency is 28,800 VpH (4 Hz), power-reserve is min. 50 hours. However the movement isn’t visible in the case back which bears an engraving of the plane within the backdrop of the Zenith coat of arms. One of the reasons, apart from the wonder of the engraving, reaches the movement is quite more compact compared to case and would look awkward via a sapphire glass case back.

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