The Swiss replica watches manufacturer Zenith has joined forces with the British retailer The Watch Gallery to launch a limited-edition version of the Zenith Pilot Extra Special. Zenith’s relationship with aviation goes back more than a century and the pioneer flyer Louis Blériot was wearing a zenith on his watch when he became the first man to cross the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft.
Indeed, Zenith is the only Swiss replica watch brand that is licensed to use the word “pilot” on a dial.
Today’s generation of Zenith pilot replica watches owes a lot to the original piece worn by Blériot himself, with the distinctive large onion-shaped crown and cathedral hands.
The caseback is engraved with an image of the Blériot Type XI monoplane that flew that fist flight from Calais to Dover.