The two subcategories of the Pilot collection are the Pilot Type 20 and the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph. The Pilot Type 20 Chronographs blend the retro aesthetic of the early designs with the El Primero automatic high frequency chronograph caliber of today. Built for pilots, the bold numerals and oversized counters lend themselves to easy legibility during flight. Offered in 45mm stainless steel or 45mm bronze case, these watches are featured with an oversized signature "onion" crown that allowed for easy maneuvering for pilots while wearing gloves.
The creator of the world's first "Pilot Watch", even trademarking the term in 1904, Zenith's role in watchmaking for aviation is unparalleled. Because of the trademark, Zenith is the only watch brand with the right to bear the term "Pilot" on its watch dials. These Zenith Pilot watches are a tribute to the early flight pioneers, and built for the modern adventurers today.
Made with the same legibility and ease of use for pilots as the Type 20 Chronograph, the Pilot Type 20 watch has much of the same characteristics as the chronograph models. They are powered by the Elite movement, an automatic manufacture calibre.
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