Pilot Type 20 Westime Limited Edition

Pilot Type 20 Westime Limited Edition


Bronze and titanium enhanced by a deep shade of blue: Zenith presents its legendary Pilot Type 20 aviator’s watch in a 25-piece limited edition produced especially for Westime and available exclusively from the famous Californian retailer.

Endowed with design codes and a powerful character, this special edition testifies to the pioneering role played by Zenith in conquering the skies. It features the DNA of the onboard instruments developed by the Manufacture in the early days of aviation: a high-precision mechanism, an imposing diameter, a large ratcheted crown enabling adjustment even with gloved hands, oversized luminescent Arabic numerals, as well as stylised hands ensuring perfect legibility.

The sturdy 45 mm case and its large screw-lock crown are made of bronze, a highly resistant anti-magnetic alloy that acquires a natural patina giving it a unique vintage touch. A brushed titanium bezel frames the matt blue dial, punctuated by large luminescent white numerals and hands. This color scheme is echoed by white stitching on a blue calfskin strap with titanium
pin buckle, while a chestnut brown distressed leather NATO version radiates the same authentic spirit.

This special edition is driven by the automatic Zenith Elite Calibre 679 powering central hours, minutes and seconds functions, while delivering a 50-hour power reserve. In a nod to its fabled origins, the solid titanium case features a depiction of the plane flown by Louis Blériot, who crossed the Channel in 1909 with his Zenith watch firmly strapped to his wrist, guided by Zenith onboard instruments. Its side also bears a nameplate engraved with the inscription “California, XX/25”. An eminently virile watch for which the sky truly is the limit.

45mm bronze and titanium
Hours, minutes and seconds
White-stitched blue calfskin strap
Chestnut brown NATO variation