The Zenith Pilot Type 20 GMT pays tribute to the manufacture’s grand heritage of aviation instruments. This dual-time aviator’s watch is a 48mm ode to the great Zenith “Montre D’Aeronef” of the 1930s. Huge cathedral hands trace a sprawling dial that evokes the first aviator’s watches and the daredevil pilots who carried them.
A second time zone can be followed via the independent 24-hour hand with skeketonized red tip, and it can be adjusted with only a push of a large GMT adjuster button at ten o’clock.
For good measure, Zenith’s neo-vintage Type 20 GMT is provided with immense swaths of Super LumiNova luminescent material that blazes in low or no-light conditions. The colossal “onion” crown ensures easy access to winding and setting, but it’s most impressive advantage may be the 100-meter (330-foot) water resistance that it affords the Type 20.
The automatic-winding Zenith Elite caliber 693 packs a 50-hour power reserve and in-house pedigree for impeccable timekeeping.
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