GOLDEN BRONZE REFLECTIONS
For BaselWorld 2017, Zenith, the firm from Le Locle, has revisited the famous pilot’s watch and given it a fuselage of bronze, a metal alloy that changes attractively over time
Bronze really is the most fashionable metal in watchmaking. We can see it in the collections of several watch brands, especially over the past two years. Mainly made up of copper, but also aluminium and tin, bronze is an alloy that is resistant to rust and wear, and which takes on a fine patina over time and a grey-green colour. After a three-hander with a bronze case, the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special, Zenith has now released a chronograph version: the Pilot Extra Special Chronograph.
This Pilot Extra Special Chronograph is worn on the wrist with an oiled nubuck, khaki-green strap, similar to the one on the Pilot Ton-Up – a model released by Zenith in 2016 – and with a titanium clasp.
Price on request. zenith.com
By Sharmila Bertin