The birth of this watch is a worthy record in the history of clocks and watches. The evolution of the ZENITH brand is closely related to the history of human aviation. The best portrayal of innovation and classic watchmaking. This is the first watch to be made from a sapphire, with a case diameter of 60 mm. The latest model of the ZENITH PILOT Pilot Series is equipped with a hand-carved and engraved historical legendary movement and decorated with a large fire enamel surface. It is destined to become a watch classic. It is a dream that everyone dreams of. It is limited to 10 in the world. Pieces.
5011K Bone Dong movement, see the history of the original original movement
In order to understand the noble pedigree of this movement, we need to turn back time and return to the era of its birth. In 1960, the watch factory developed a unique and unique movement-the 5011K movement. Its birth has had a profound impact on the history of human watchmaking. Once launched, this movement broke all records of accuracy of similar movements. In 1967, the Neuchâtel Observatory awarded it the Precision Timing Award in recognition of its unprecedented precision timing performance. Since then, this mechanical movement has become an industry classic, and has played an important role in marine chronographs and pocket watches. ZENITH has found several original 5011K movements in the storage room of the watch factory with a history of nearly 150 years. Artisans have refurbished them, and since then, they will once again shine in the Pilot Pilot Type 20 series, which has been released in limited editions worldwide.
The new Pilot Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu uses this historic original movement. Through the sapphire transparent case and case back, you can see the mechanical system of the manual winding movement 5011K at a glance. With its 60 mm diameter, the movement incorporates countless intricate details. The skilled craftsmen hand-crafted 260 man-hours of engraving of the movement’s wings, bottom, and pure white gold lugs and bezels, and inspired by traditional watchmaking techniques. The surface of these parts is decorated with exquisite spiral patterns and flowers Trimming. The entire watch is like a miniature work of art, beautiful and breathtaking.
The 5011K movement can vibrate 18,000 times per hour and is equipped with a precise speed regulating mechanism and automatic compensation and anti-magnetic mechanism. Not only that, but also an anti-collision system is added to the balance wheel and escapement of the movement. These unprecedented details of the design not only retain the retro quality of the movement, but also give it the precision performance and outstanding quality that it is proud of.
The 5011K movement will shine again in the Pilot Pilot’s Type 20 watch series, which is released worldwide.
Elegant and powerful, both inside and outside
Playful and transparent design, showing the inherent beauty of the mechanical mechanism, and at the same time ensuring the lightweight structure of the watch. So far, no watch brand has been able to produce a sapphire crystal wrist with a case diameter (with the shoulder and case back) of 60 mm. table. But ZENITH did wonders again. Its design perfectly follows the grand style of other watches in the Zenith Pilot Pilot Collection. This Pilot Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu watch not only has an exquisite decorative design, but also uses a rare craft-the big fire enamel on its surface and moment. This technology allows the surface to show its gorgeous beauty, while remaining true to the long tradition of watchmaking craftsmanship, creating a unique and robust style.
Great fire enamel, noble craftsmanship
Daming fire enamel is a rare, delicate, but extremely complex handicraft technology. Craftsmen need dexterous hands and rich experience to ensure the perfect fusion of enamel powder, but this technology is also a guarantee of lasting quality. Enamel is composed of silica, feldspar, kaolin, and metal oxides, and is plated on the face plate. Craftsmen need to bake in an oven at a temperature of 800 to 900 degrees Celsius to create a bright and shiny effect for enamel. The face plate also needs to undergo 4 to 10 baptisms of blazing fire, so that the color can gradually appear and the final rich color can be expressed. The big fire enamel face plate is like a unique art treasure, Pilot Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu big fire watch is even more outstanding because of its large diameter style.
Great fire enamel is a guarantee of lasting quality
False gold engraving
This Pilot Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu watch adheres to the unique design style and majestic lines of the ZENITH Pilot Watch. In addition, the distinguished materials also show extraordinary quality. The most eye-catching thing is its 60 mm diameter carved from a single piece of sapphire crystal. Only the lugs, bezel and crown are made of white gold. Goldsmiths crafted fragile and precious materials such as sapphire crystals into a crystal-clear oversized case with excellent craftsmanship and meticulous operation techniques. If this is the first sapphire crystal case created by the Zenith watch factory, this can be said to be the largest sapphire crystal case in the history of human clocks. In addition to this unprecedented technological innovation, the new Pilot Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu watch also has another crystal of technology condensed on its surface. The watch surface uses a unique big fire enamel finish. It is a complex process that requires skill and ingenuity.
Rich history and heritage
The ZENITH Pilot Pilot Collection has witnessed the great pioneering work of mankind to conquer the sky. It upholds this bold pioneering spirit and condenses this precious history in many iconic models of this series. Whether a fan of aviation technology or an enthusiast of mechanical technology, everyone can experience the true meaning of pioneering and innovation from the Pilot Pilot series of Zenith, and feel the passion and joy of adventure and exploration.
The Pilot Pilot’s Type 20 Grand Feu watch reveals ZENITH’s temperament. The majestic case, the unique oversized digital hour markers and the large crown that can be easily operated with gloves make this latest watch destined to become a classic of the series once it is released. It not only has the hours and minutes display, the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the power reserve display at 3 o’clock, but also integrates all the styling features of the pilot’s watch. These functions are inseparable from the 5011K legendary bone-dong movement.
Whether you are a fan of aviation technology or a fan of mechanical technology, you can feel the passion and joy of adventure and exploration.
Pilot’s Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu watch has a unique grand fire enamel finish, exquisite and luxurious.
The Pilot Pilot’s Type 20 Grand Feu watch is limited to 10 pieces worldwide, and one in Taiwan will be released in Taiwan in the fourth quarter.