The first would definitely be the El Primero – a watch and a movement that is still unique today. The second would be the 6150, and I’m not just saying that because it was a 2015 novelty. Before 1969 and the El Primero, the brand had a lot of three-hand watches, and the 6150 represents that part of our story. The third is the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze, a watch I choose specifically, because it has an “Elite” automatic movement, and because its material oxidizes and changes based on your location and your way of life. Meaning it is the Zenith that is the most “you.”
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