Zenith is one of the oldest Swiss watch brands beginning with Z. In 1865, Zenith was founded by Georges Favre-Jacot, who believed that in order to take Zenith watches to the highest quality, they had to make their own in-house movements, such as the El Primero and Elite movements.
While being one of the first aviation watch manufacturers, the history of the Zenith watch brand has had many ups and downs with various CEOs and ownership groups. Throughout their existence, Zenith has struggled to set foot in the watch making game and have a signature style, which resulted in many weird yet unique watches and features.
But now, Zenith has found a stable path as they have mixed modern high-tech style with a touch of vintage, as seen in their current Zenith watch collections that include the Defy, Chronomaster, Elite, and Pilot.
In this article, we’ll be discussing one of the Zenith aviation watches, The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Montre d’Aeronef watch. Stick with us at Saatsaz Watch, and we hope you enjoy this Zenith Blueprint Watch review.
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Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint Review
While being one of a kind in its own way, the Zenith Blueprint watch delivers an impressive yet distinctive design thanks to its Industrial blue dial pattern. It proves that inspired complications don’t have to be overly complicated.
Along with its uniqueness, the Zenith Type 20 Blueprint is also limited to 250 pieces, meaning that you’ll [almost] never will find this watch on any wrist other than yourself.
Inspired by engineering schematics, the Zenith Type 20 Pilot watch features a one-of-a-kind blueprint dial, which is unusual yet aesthetically pleasing and very eye-catching.
This extra special Zenith watch can give off a 3D illusion because the blue matte surface dial of this watch features only the blueprint measurements; while it is the sapphire crystal that contains other details such as the white hour and minute marks, the brand and model name, along with the Zenith star, which cast shadows on the dial.
Labeled as the “Zenith Pilot Extra Special”, this watch has a brightly polished stainless-steel case and bezel that show top craftsmanship and give a luxurious vibe. The 45mm case has a thickness of almost 15mm, which may seem a bit large for most wrists but is still comfortable.
One of the most beautiful parts of the Zenith Type 20 watch is its case back. The Zenith Blueprint’s solid stainless steel caseback features a carved-out plane design which refers to the rich heritage of Zenith Pilot watches.
As mentioned in the intro, Zenith has high standards and started making their own Swiss made in-house movements a long time ago. As a result, the Zenith Type 20 Blueprint watch has an automatic Elite 679 in-house movement that moves the cathedral hands, which can be set using the onion crown located at 3 o’clock of the watch.
This Zenith automatic Pilot watch is very durable, as it has a 50-hour power reserve, 10ATM water resistance (100m / 330ft), and high-quality craftsmanship. So, it is safe to say that you won’t have to worry about the Zenith Blueprint watch’s durability.
A dark blue calfskin leather strap is attached to the Zenith Pilot Blueprint watch. Although the leather bracelet is securely locked with a clasp, it also features a button with which you can easily detach the strap from the case in case of emergency.
Zenith Type 20 Blueprint Watch Specs
- Case Size: 45mm
- Case Thickness: 14.1mm
- Lug Width: 23mm
- Case Material: Polished Stainless Steel
- Strap Material: Leather
- Dial Color: Blue “Blueprint” Pattern
- Movement: Automatic Elite 679 (Swiss-made)
- Power Reserve: 50 hours
- Water Resistance: 100 meters / 330 feet
Zenith Blueprint Watch Price
The Blueprint is one of the limited-edition Zenith Pilot watches. Considered a Swiss-made luxury watch, the Zenith Blueprint is both rare in its innovative design and limited pieces of 250.
A second-hand and pre-owned Zenith Pilot Type 20 Blueprint 45mm watch is priced between $4500 to $8500 in 2023, based on the watch’s condition, at various online retailer shops. But if you are looking for a good-condition Zenith Blueprint watch, you have to be prepared for the +8000 USD price tag.
The Zenith Blueprint watch is a thoughtfully designed timepiece that takes its wearer back to Zenith’s roots in fine watchmaking innovation and engineering excellence. Beyond its standout dial, the watch also delivers reliable accuracy from Zenith’s in-house caliber and robust construction.
At last, we have covered everything you need to know about this Zenith Pilot extra special watch. Thanks for staying with us at Satsaaz Watch, and we hope you enjoyed this Zenith Blueprint Watch review. Please share your thoughts and opinion in the comments and contribute to our watch magazine, as well as our happiness.