Zenith Pilot Automatic 03.4000.3620/21.I001

Zenith Pilot Automatic 03.4000.3620/21.I001
The black opaline dial has lateral grooves to resemble the corrugated metal sheets that make up old aircraft fuselages; the oversized luminescent Arabic numerals, a feature of Zenith pilot's watches and dashboard instruments since the early 1900s, have been given a more modern font and are applied as white Super-LumiNova-coated metal markers, The date window at 6 o'clock is decorated with luminescent hour markers as flat white lines, recalling the artificial horizon on an airplane. Here, the wearer can instantly determine the watch's orientation and read the time without any doubt.

The watch is equipped with a high-vibration in-house El Primero 3620. It provides a power reserve of 60 hours when fully wound. The winding mechanism's black open rotor recalls the typical and indispensable "artificial horizon" dashboard instrument that informs the pilot of his heading relative to the earth's horizon. A discreet black cordura-effect rubber strap with a folding buckle newly developed for pilots. The second strap, in brown calfskin, evokes flight jackets, gloves, and other paraphernalia commonly found on vintage pilots. The strap can be easily changed by means of a quick-release mechanism built directly into the back of the strap.

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