Watch in retro design
For its new Pilotenuhr, Zenith combines the zeitgeist of the 1960s with classic pilot watch elements. The Heritage pilot sound-up is a chronograph, powered by the automatic El Primero-caliber 4069, whose 45-millimeter stainless steel casing is given an antique look.
This is due to the dial with the oversized numerals and pointers in discreet grey with orange accents. Beige Superluminova completes the vintage design. His name was given to the stopper by a groomed motorcycle from the 1960s, which was at the center of an English rocker’s subculture. The titanium housing Base therefore bears the “Café Racer Spirit” engraving. The Heritage Pilot Café Racer, presented on the Baselworld 2016, is delivered to a Fettnubukleder with rubber lining and costs 7,400 euros. mg
Update–so the Zenith Heritage pilot looks sound-up live, seen on the Baselworld 2016:
In the video: How a Zenith watchmaker mounted the drive via chain and screw
Find out in the video of watch expert Jeff Kingston, how the power transmission from the spring shell via chain and snail, which is rarely used today, can be achieved and how the parts at Zenith are used.
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