Zenith is proud to assist the Wounded Warrior Mission with the discharge of the Zenith Pilot Cronometro TIPO CP-2 USA Version. Based in 2003, the Wounded Warrior Mission has been supporting the injured women and men who’ve served as U.S. army personnel since September 11, 2001, together with their households and caregivers. A well-liked model amongst army professionals and aviators alike, Zenith has been in enterprise since 1865, and this model of its standard TIPO CP-2 mannequin has been given the total patriotic therapy, as one would count on for such a celebratory piece.
Mannequin: Pilot Cronometro TIPO CP-2 USA Version
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Case Materials: Stainless-steel
Motion: In-house El Primero 405B Computerized
Energy Reserve: 50 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Blue Kudu leather-based
Worth & Availability: Restricted to 50 items worldwide. Worth $eight,350
Although it’s simple to get considerably jaded with the limitless slew of philanthropic releases from main manufacturers, it’s laborious to criticize the tip results of such collaborations, even if you’re suspicious of the business and reputational motivations behind tasks of this nature. The reality appears to be that the majority watch-lovers don’t a lot care concerning the charity behind the timepiece, selecting as a substitute to give attention to the watch itself (and infrequently discovering themselves aggravated by the gall of any model making an attempt to tug at their heartstrings en path to their purse). However so far as congruity goes, this partnership between Zenith and the Wounded Warrior Mission is stable.
Zenith is well-known for the truth that its watches, and its watches alone, are allowed to have the phrase Pilot printed on the dial. Such a distinction has typically made Zenith watches the primary alternative for aviators, particularly these serving their nation half a century in the past. The TIPO CP-2 has its roots within the 1960s, throughout which period it gained a terrific fame in army circles as a sturdy, readable, and dependable aviation device. This model’s launch has been timed to coincide with Veteran’s Day and has been draped in Previous Glory to mark the event.
The crimson, white, and blue colorway is instantly apparent and is an unabashed tribute to the WWP’s homeland. The blue dial, blue aluminum ring surrounding the dial, and the blue bezel (with brilliant crimson 12 o’clock indicator) pair handsomely with the blue Kudu leather-based strap.
Reportedly, though no footage exist to reveal this, the American flag theme is picked up on the rotor weight, which is moreover embellished with Geneva stripes.
The CP within the identify stands for Cronometro da Polso, actually that means “wrist chronograph.” Easy as that designation could also be, there’s no have to complicate issues every time the El Primmer motion is accountable for the timekeeping. A traditional chronograph motion that has followers from all manufacturers across the globe, the El Primero’s excessive frequency (36,000vph) working velocity makes utilizing the chronograph an actual pleasure, due to the graceful sweep of the chronograph seconds hand. Whereas the El Primero motion is obtainable in a terrific many Zenith watches (and a few classic examples from different manufacturers), this mannequin does add an fascinating (and really daring) shade choice to the combo that I’m positive shall be well-received by some, impartial of its charitable associations. The Zenith Pilot Cronometro TIPO CP-2 USA Version (ref. 03.2241.405/51.C915) is proscribed to 50 items. Worth is $eight,350. Study extra at zenith-watches.com.