Collector’s Corner: Zenith Pilot Ton-Up
Collector’s Corner: The Zenith Pilot Ton-Up Embodies Rebellious Café Racer Spirit
This week’s featured hot, new watch release is the Pilot Ton-up from the historical Zenith watch manufacture. Initially previewed at Baselworld 2016, the Pilot Ton-up is inspired by the ‘Café Racer’ motorcycle movement that was born in England in the 1920s. These young and rebellious fans wanted a motorcycle that was both fast and customized, enabling them to ride from café to café on the British motorways.
The broad 45 mm-diameter aged steel case houses a legendary movement – the automatic El Primero 4069 chronograph calibre – and displays a vintage dial boasting perfect readability. Its virile charm and well-built mechanism infuse it with the “Café Racer” spirit: when speed and getting away from it all are synonymous with independence and authenticity.
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Beneath the Ton-Up bodywork throbs a high-performance ‘engine’, the El Primero 4069 Automatic movement powers this masculine timepiece. The watch offers a power-reserve with a minimum of 50 hours and is finished with an oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” motif. The slate-grey toned dial with grained pattern has hands in black ruthenium, faceted and coated with SuperLuminova SLN GL beige to ensure excellent legibility. One of our favorite details on the Pilot Ton-Up is the unique watch strap with the green, oily nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining and titanium pin buckle
Discover for yourself what makes the Zenith Pilot Ton-Up a watch unlike any other. King Jewelers is an authorized dealer of Zenith watches with an in-store boutique shop at our Miami, Florida showroom. In addition, Zenith timepieces exhibit every year at the Nashville Watch Fair in our Green Hills, Tennessee salon. For more information on this sought-after men’s timepiece, visit Zenith’s website.