Zenith’s partnership with high-end cigar brand manufacturer Cohiba gets off to a smoking start in 2018, at the 20th prestigious Cuban Habanos Festival, with the launch of two new limited edition versions of the Pilot Type 20. The first, the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 in 18K rose gold and available in a limited edition of only 50 pieces, and the second, the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in bronze in a limited edition of 150 pieces. Both watches are equipped with cases measuring 45 mm in diameter and straps with pin buckles. While the 18K rose gold version features an elegant brown alligator strap with large scales, the bronze model features a brown oily nubuck distressed strap.
Showcasing a neo-retro look fueled by the adventurous spirit of the aviation pioneers that the Manufacture has accompanied since the early days of flight, this famous aviator’s watch expressed its trailblazing style in chronograph mode as the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Extra Special; and as an automatic alternative in the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Special Edition. With its virile bronze case and black dial bearing green superluminova Arabic numerals, the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph is powered by the El Primero calibre, known for its precision and sturdiness. Its counterpart, the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special in 18K rose gold, is powered by an automatic Zenith Elite 679 calibre. Featuring elegant hues and ideal proportions, it naturally lends itself to the most stylish vintage variations while never losing sight of the spirit of adventure that forged its legend.
Produced in a numbered limited edition, the new Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition and the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in 18K rose gold, display both the Zenith and the Cohiba logos on their sandblasted black dials. Both feature gold-plated hour and minute hands with a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock on the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition, together with a central chrono hand and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. A special titanium caseback bearings the number of the piece in the series, along with the noble name ‘Cohiba Maduro 5’ atop an engraving of Cohiba’s “El Laguito” historical factory. A brown oily nubuck strap with protective rubber lining, special stitching and titanium pin buckle on the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition; and a brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and matching 18K rose gold pin buckle on the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition, set the perfect finishing touches to both these extraordinary collectors’ items.
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