Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph


Zenith Pilot Type 20 Silver Chronograph

Pilot Type 20
Silver Chronograph

A more direct visual inspiration from historical aircrafts
La Cote des Montres - February 2nd, 2021

Revisiting its iconic and historical Pilot aesthetic while drawing inspiration from vintage aircraft design, Zenith unveils the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver, a compelling and richly detailed aviation-themed chronograph crafted in precious sterling silver – a first for a Zenith Pilot chronograph.

A limited edition of 250 pieces, the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Silver recalls Zenith’s unique pedigree in the world of aviation timepieces spanning over a century, having accompanied the pioneers of flight in the early 20th century, most notably with Louis Bleriot and his history-making voyage across the English Channel in 1909.

With a more direct visual inspiration from historical aircrafts, the 45 mm case is made from sterling silver. Like the fuselage of an aircraft, the silver dial features riveted details resembling metal panels, with an erratic satin-brushed surface to bring out the raw beauty of the metal. For maximum legibility at all times, the signature Pilot oversized Arabic hour-markers and “cathedral” hands feature white luminescent paint.

Completing the aviator look is the brown calfskin leather strap with a rivet and polished steel pin buckle with a distinctive tab, recalling vintage pilot helmets.


About Zenith

Time to reach your star 

Zenith exists to inspire individuals to pursue their dreams and make them come true – against all odds. Since its establishment in 1865, Zenith became the first watch manufacture in the modern sense of the term, and its watches have accompanied extraordinary figures that dreamt big and strived to achieve the impossible – from Louis Blériot’s history-making flight across the English Channel to Felix Baumgartner’s record-setting stratospheric free-fall jump.

With innovation as its guiding star, Zenith features exceptional in-house developed and manufactured movements in all its watches. From the first automatic chronograph, the El Primero, to the fastest chronograph with a 1/100th of a second precision, the El Primero 21, as well as the Inventor that reinvents the regulating organ by replacing the 30+ components with a single monolithic element, the manufacture is always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Zenith has been shaping the future of Swiss watchmaking since 1865, accompanying those who dare to challenge themselves and break barriers. The time to reach your star is now.


Pilot Type 20
Silver Chronograph

Technical description

  • Genuine Silver 925 case: limited edition of 250 units
  • Case-back engraved with Zenith flying instruments logo
  • Inspired by the legendary Zenith aviation watches
  • Arabic numerals entirely made of SuperLuminova
Limited edition :250 units
Movement:El Primero 4069 Automatice
Frequency:36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve:Min. 50 hours
Functions:Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o'clock
Chronograph:Central chronograph hand
30-minute counter at 3 o'clock
Argent 925
Case back:ilver case-back engraved with the Zenith flying instruments logo
Water-resistance:10 ATM
Dial:Brushed riveted dial with shiny reflection
Hour-markers: Arabic numerals in SuperLuminova SLN C1®SLN
Hands: Rhodium-plated, coated with SuperLuminova SLN C1®SLN
Bracelet :Brown calfskin leather strap with rivets
Clasp : Polished steel pin buckle
Public price:9,900 CHF