Zenith Montre d’Aéronef Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 03.2430.3000/21.C738 in stainless steel features a robust 45 mm case with screwed-on lugs and a satin-brushed finish that contrasts against the mirror polished bezel and ratcheted onion-shaped crown typical of historical aviator watches — that ensures a perfect grip even with pilot’s gloves.The matte dial features a white rail minute track with yellow minute markers and the ‘Extra Special’ writing at 6 o’clock. The dial also features an applied mirror polished iconic Zenith star at 12 o’clock. The dial is rounded out by the vintage-shaped black ruthenium-plated and satin-finished hands also with super bright superluminova.More replica Zenith Pilot watches.
The case measures 45 mm in diameter by 14.25 mm in thickness. The lugs are screwed onto the case and the onion-shaped crown is the most iconic feature on this watch. The case is very wearable and vintage looking. Perhaps one of our favorite features on the case are the curved lugs and the engraved plate —showing the case number and secured with two beautiful rounded blued screws— on the left side of the case band.
The watch with automatic calibre Zenith 3000 composed of 126 parts, 25 jewels and which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph —4 Hz— providing a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound.The watch is fitted with an oily nubuck leather strap with tan contrast stitching and with protective rubber lining. The watch is very supple and equipped with an oversized pin buckle with Zenith star on bas-relief.On the wrist, this watch wears extremely nice and slightly bigger than its 45 mm case size.