Evolution of a Zenith Pilot Watch

Zenith Pilot Watch worn by Louis Bleriot in 1910

Zenith Pilot Watch worn by Louis Bleriot in 1910

The Zenith booth at Baselworld had an entire wall of early Zenith models going from the oldest 1910 pilot watch shown above, to their pilot watch called the Doublematic with the El Primero 4046. This watch has it all, including big date, GMT hand, and an alarm! It’s interesting to see the evolution of the Zenith pilot and how it has become what it is today. One can only image what it will be like tomorrow.

Zenith British Air Force Military Watch

Zenith British Air Force Military Watch

Zenith Hand Wound Compass Chronograph from 1950

Zenith Hand Wound Compass Chronograph from 1950

Zenith World Time Military GMT watch from 1955

Zenith World Time Military GMT watch from 1955

Zenith British Flying Corps Altimeter

Zenith British Flying Corps Altimeter

Zenith Italian Air Force on-board watch by A. Cairelli

Zenith Italian Air Force on-board watch by A. Cairelli

Zenith Italian Air Force watch from 1960 with calibre 146 DP

Zenith Italian Air Force watch from 1960 with calibre 146 DP

Zenith Pilot's Wtch with early El Primero from 1972

Zenith Pilot's Watch with early El Primero from 1972

New Zenith Pilot Doublematic El Primero 4046 at Baselworld 2012

New Zenith Pilot Doublematic El Primero 4046 at Baselworld 2012

New Zenith Pilot Doublematic El Primero 4046 at Baselworld 2012

New Zenith Pilot Doublematic El Primero 4046 at Baselworld 2012

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