Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Min. 42 hours
Oily Nubuck leather strap
Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Case-back engraved with the Zenith aviation instruments logo
Stainless steel pin buckle
Number of Variations
Story: In July 25 1909, at 4:15 am, the wind had dropped at Calais and it seemed like a propitious time to accomplish the feat. The latter was a daunting one indeed, since flying the 40 kilometers from Calais (France) to Dover (United Kingdom) in the early 20th century seemed more like a pipedream than a possibility. Not for Louis Blériot, who achieved this world first in 37 minutes. With his Zenith on his wrist, he took off aboard the Blériot XI, a frail ‘bird’ featuring a wooden frame and parchment-like wings. Three years later, Louis Blériot stated: “I am extremely satisfied with the Zenith watch, which I use regularly, and cannot recommend it highly enough to people in search of precision.”. Since the brand with the guiding star had been one of the first to build flight instruments – notably altimeters and wristwatches. Trusted with the tools needed for aviation and standing up to extremes far before and beyond anyone else, our collections both inspire and are inspired by the feats achieved.
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