This year, the masculine sporty Zenith replica watch unveiled two new historical models in its popular Pilot Type 20 replica watch collection at the Couture show at the Wynn — both of which will be available exclusively at the brand’s authorized retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Both are limited to only 50 pieces.
The classic Zenith Pilot Type 20 GMT replica watch sports a 48-mm-diameter case made of black DLC-coated titanium with a domed sapphire crystal. The numerals on the dial are treated with cream-colored Super-LumiNova for a “vintage” look. Bright red is used for the tip of the central GMT hand and the numerals on the 24-hour scale on which the dual-time function is displayed. Small seconds appear on a subdial at 9 o’clock. The diving Zenith replica watch’s case is water-resistant to 100 meters and features a solid, engraved caseback depicting the Wright Brothers’ historic “Flyer” glider launching over Kitty Hawk in 1903.
The smaller of the two new watches, the neat typical Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special replica watch has a steel case measuring 45 mm in diameter. The words “Extra Special” appear in red type on the dark blue dial. Like the GMT model, the Extra Special comes on a blue alligator strap with a pin buckle, here in steel rather than titanium. Its solid caseback features an engraved image of the plane flown over the English Channel by pioneering aviator Louis Bleriot, with a Zenith timepiece strapped to his wrist, in 1909.
Both new affordable Zenith replica watches are distinguished by their deep blue color schemes with red highlights. Both feature all the characteristics of Zenith’s modern-day Pilot collection, whose looks are heavily influenced by the watches the company produced in the early days of aviation — large-diameter cases, large, ratcheted crowns, broad luminescent Arabic numerals, and period-appropriate stylized hands.