Introducing The New Zenith Pilot Montre D’Aeronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron

Famous for their unique and dynamic designs, Zenith is definitely soaring in to the stratospheres from the luxury watch world. This can be a brand that is available to challenge, dare, follow and pioneer the hobbies of individuals who push the limitations of possibility.

Before it grew to become referred to as a pioneer in watch chronographs with the introduction of the El Primero caliber in 1969, Zenith had guaranteed a location ever among the first producers of onboard instruments for pilots in early twentieth century. The Swiss brand has accepted this heritage recently using the discharge of its Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 collection.


At Baselworld last year, Zenith added six new models towards the collection, that is inspired through the original Zenith Type 20 onboard watch (montre d’aeronef in French), which made an appearance on instrument sections of several planes, including individuals from the French Air Pressure, circa 1938. Of these may be the Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT Red-colored Baron, a limited edition of 500 pieces having to pay tribute to among the legendary figures of aviation history, ace fighter pilot Albrecht von Richthofen, referred to as Red-colored Baron.

Such as the limitless Type 20 GMT model, introduced exactly the same year, the timepiece has numerous design features directly affected by Zenith’s nineteen thirties-era pilot watches: a sizable 48-mm-diameter case in stainless steel a large-grooved, screw-locked crown that’s simple for a pilot to understand, whilst putting on mitts a matte-black dial with extra-large Arabic numbers made entirely of whitened Super-LumiNova for optimum legibility in most conditions and vintage-style hands which are also covered with Super-LumiNova.


The steel case from the Red-colored Baron model is covered with black DLC (diamond-like carbon), and also the GMT indications – numbers round the dial’s flange and also the pointer from the central GMT hand ?a have been in vibrant red-colored, exactly the same color as von Richthofen’s legendary Fokker Triplane Dr.1, by which he accomplished his 80 air combat victories. The strap is within overstitched black calfskin leather and it has a DLC-covered pin buckle. The solid steel caseback from the limited edition is really a medallion showing the Red-colored Baron’s plane and bearing the inscription “Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 – Zenith Flying Instruments.”

Then let’s come to the price, the cost of this Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT Red-colored Baron edition is $8,900.

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