Pilot Ton-up Chronograph When Zenith Rides Heavy Machines
Zenith has begun to extend its tentacles from the sky to the land in recent years. In addition to successively sponsoring multiple antique car series events, it has also introduced a special concept for the Pilot Type 20 series that originates from the Cafe Racer concept paragraph. The so-called Cafe Racer is a car modification genre that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. At that time, young Rockers drank Ace Cafe, the only 24-hour coffee shop in London, and they rode their modified street cars. During the time when a jukebox in the shop finished playing a song, detoured the road for a week and returned to the shop to compete against the means of changing the bicycle.
The number of the decorative body with black border on the outer hook is the standard style of Type 20. After all, it was originally a series calling for retro, but it is not just this. The use of orange on this is quite a finishing touch, and it is in good contrast with the army green.
Feature 1: What is the style of Cafe Racer
The main feature of this model of Cafe Racer is that the fuel tank is small and narrow, thereby reducing weight and wind resistance; without a rear seat, the rear part is round as a projectile; the position of the handle is low, so the rider must be a person Lie on the fuel tank to make the overall line more fluid while driving. Although there are many people playing cars in Taiwan, most of them are mainly heavy machines. Street-heavy factions such as Cafe Racer are relatively rare. Instead, some car dealers and young players will use a more indigenous approach to transform similar ones. The car type, to some extent, also meets the original intention of Cafe Racer.
El Primero 4069 has a diameter of only 30mm, and it is inevitable that the sub-face plate will be concentrated in the center in the 45mm case. However, the figures on the outer circle are completely displayed, which may not be a weakness.
Feature two: there is an obvious design theme for the bottom cover
This special model named Cafe Racer does not bring too much locomotive vocabulary on the exterior. The more specific one is probably the design of the knight driving engraved on the bottom cover. The main appeal here is a retro in the 1960s. style. It may be a bit surprising, Pilot Type 20 has been multiplying its style since its launch in 2012, but it does not even include a pure chronograph, so although this is a special style, it also has its unique selling point in function. The model is equipped with an El Primero movement, and the surface is displayed with binocular eyes. Because the diameter of the table is as high as 45mm, the impression that the faceplate is concentrated to the center is still obvious.
The case back has a solid caseback, and the locomotive and rider engraved on it are typical Cafe Racer style; the ‘Ton-up’ in the table name is English slang, which refers to a speed of more than 100 miles per hour, and is now widely used to refer to 60 British retro industrial style
Feature three: The pasta dish is very flavorful
The face plate is the most prominent part of this exterior. Recently, ZENITH has made many amazing performances in the pasta manufacturing method. For example, the ’15 -year Elite 6150’s engraved time scale is quite retro and charming. The entire face of Cafe Racer has fine particles, and the two The face plate has a gradient with bright center and deep edges, creating a faded retro texture. This kind of effect is repeatedly wiped out by hand with a sponge, which is completely hard work. At present, ZENITH’s face plate is provided by Artecad, an old professional face plate factory under LVMH. Besides the same group brands, they also have external brands Foundry. The case itself is aged stainless steel, but in order to reduce the weight of the 45mm large diameter a little, the bottom cover is made of titanium, and the buckle is also made. The outer layer of the strap is the same retro green belt, but in fact its inner layer is lined with rubber material, which is more resistant to skin-friendly use.
Stainless steel, titanium material / El Primero 4069 self-winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / chronograph function / sapphire crystal mirror / water resistance 100 meters / diameter 45mm / reference price: 55,000 RMB