At Baselworld 2017, which takes place next month, Zenith will debut a new version of their Heritage Pilot Chronograph. We covered the launch of the Heritage Pilot Cafe Racer last year, and this is fundamentally the same watch but in a bronze case instead of stainless steel.
The Pilot Extra Special Chronograph bronze-alloy case measures 45 mm x 14.25 mm, with a domed sapphire crystal, oversized onion-shaped ridged screwed-down crown, with flat ridged pushers, both designed to be used while wearing gloves. The solid caseback is titanium (which is hypo-allergenic), with an engraved Zenith flying instruments logo. Water-resistance is 100 meters.
The dial has a frosted gray finish with two snailed counters and large gold-plated, facetted, luminous coated hands.
Right below the Zenith logo “MONTRE D’AERONEF,” which was not on last year’s version.
An olive-colored oiled nubuck leather strap is used again, although this time the stitching is done by a machine as opposed to hand-tied threads.
The retail price is $7100. (ref. 29.2430.4069/21.C800)