Hands-on With Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Replica

Hands-on With Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Replica

As part of Zenith’s focus on their Pilot replica watch collection for 2013, one of the new models is this Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT replica watch. Also new for 2013 is the Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar Replica. Both the Annual Calendar and the GMT use existing Zenith movements. In fact, we see very little new movements these days from the major brands. Movement development is extremely expensive and time consuming. It is often best to extend the life of successful movements by dressing them up in different ways, in different replica watches. Zenith Mens Replica of course is among the true in-house movement makers.

Hands-on With Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Replica

Zenith has true history with pilot replica watches and the Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Replica collection is based on historic designs made popular by themselves and other replica watchmakers of the time. But to us that doesn’t matter. If you make a good replica watch today it shouldn’t matter what you’ve done in the past. Yes, I know, I am an unrefined American. The almost art deco style of the vintage looking dials is extremely legible and sporty in that old timey way. Without trying, Zenith has also produced a swiss watches replica online would fit nicely on wrists of steampunk fans. No, it isn’t a steampunk replica watch, but it fits the theme closely enough. Then there is the Red Barron limited edition version…
Hands-on With Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Replica
Like the new Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Annual Calendar, the Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT comes in a 48mm wide case. Larger than the smaller 40mm wide size (three-hand) that will also be available this year, but smaller than last year’s 57.5mm wide Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 replica watch. 48mm is still big, but seen on the wrist of a man, a large pilot replica watch seems sensible. They are after all, supposed to be large and visible. The expansive dial of the GMT is marked by a large red-tipped GMT hand, as well as a subsidiary seconds dial. I really love the large, heavy looking hands coated in lume. Note the dedicated GMT scale on the periphery of the dial for the GMT hand.

Hands-on With Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Replica

GMT and pilot replica watches are often linked because pilots like to know the time in two different timezones. Among the most famous GMT pilot replica watches is the Rolex GMT Master (think blue and red Pepsi Dial). A cool chunky looking pusher on the left side of the case offers a simple way to advance the GMT hand in one our increments. Inside the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT is an in-house made Zenith Elite caliber 693 automatic GMT movement. No exhibition caseback, but there is a nice engraving of a place.