For Veterans Day, Zenith is supporting the work of a US charity providing help and services for former soldiers and their families.
A non-profit organisation, the Wounded Warrior Project aims to help former soldiers who have been wounded since 11 September 2001. Zenith has donated $25,000 to support their work. The brand has also released a limited edition of just 50 watches of the Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition. The timepiece is based on a 1960s model, the Cairelli, which was made for the Italian army. The new watch has kept up the military inspiration, but adopted the colours of the US flag. The dial comes in matte blue with lume-coated hands and numerals. The bezel scale is also blue and features a red triangle. American patriotism is also on display on the rotor decorated by Geneva waves and visible through the sapphire caseback. The rotor is open-worked to reveal a star decorated with the Stars and Stripes.
The 43mm-wide steel case houses an automatic chronograph movement with very contemporary performances. The calibre El Primero 405B with a power reserve of 50 hours drives the time information. Split-time measurements are measured with the central second hand and the 30-minute totaliser at 3 o’clock. The flyback function makes clocking up the times even easier.
The Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 USA Edition is worn with a blue nubuck leather strap.
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By Dan Diaconu