There was no technical sheet, no press release or any explanation accompanying the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special when I received it to test it for a week. I thus relied on the watch to reveal itself to me, like an opera without subtitles.
This watch is alive
One look at the watch’s materials was enough to ascertain that it is not only going to last long but that each day that goes by will make it more personal and more unique. The thick and somewhat rough Nubuck on the strap will soften and the case’s bronze will burnish, get scratched and discolor slightly. The Nubuck will get darker and, if it gets wet with water or sweat, it will have faint stains. The bronze will naturally be covered with a greenish patina owing to the characteristic oxidation of