One of the favorites in the Pilot Collection is the Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Titanium. This piece is part of a Limited series of only 250 pieces and features a 57.5mm polished and satin finished Grade 5 Titanium case. The Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 in Titanium features a Calibre 5011K hand-wound movement with a 48 hour power reserve and is Chronometer Certified by the COSC. The dial is matte black with superluminova hands and numerals. The dial shows hours and minutes on the central dial, small seconds at the 9 o’clock position and the power reserve indicator at the 3 o’clock position on the dial. The Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Titanium features a sapphire crystal and case back, allowing for a fantastic view of the movement.This model is shown on a brown calf-skin, hand-sewn strap with top stitching and matching titanium pin buckle. The Zenith Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Titanium retails for $12,800.00 and is also available in an 18k Rose Gold edition retailing for $38,700.00.
The Carrera was the first sports chronograph designed specifically for professional drivers and sports-car enthusiasts in 1963, by Jack Heuer, grandson of the brand’s founder and CEO during its golden era of innovation in the 1960s and 1970s. It was named for the “Carrera Panamericana Mexico Road Race, a grueling, open-road endurance competition. “I first heard about the Carrera from Pedro Rodriguez at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, where I was the Official Timekeeper. He and his brother Ricardo were two of the fastest, smartest and bravest endurance drivers of all time. To hear them talk of the Carrera … made my imagination soar. I knew then that my new chronograph was the perfect tribute to this legend,” says Heuer. The caliber 1887 debuted in 2010, and that year won Geneva Grand Prix’s prestigious La Petite Aiguille award. In 2012, the brand launched the TAG Heuer Carrera Mikrogirder, an ultra high-frequency watch that is accurate to 5/10,000 of a second, winning the 2012 Aiguille d’Or.
The MB&F’s Horological Machine No. 5 is offered a double case (outer case in zirconium with steel water-resistant “engine container” to protect the movement.) Minutes and bi-directional jumping hours displayed by reflecting prism with integrated magnifier; case fitted with sliding louvers and “exhaust ports” for water drainage. Sapphire crystal case back, smoked optical grade sapphire crystal for display. 51.5mm long, offered on a rubber strap with titanium tang buckle. Price, $63,000; available in the USA exclusively through Westime, LA.
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