Replica Zenith Chronomaster Watches Created in 1865, replica Zenith watch has won over 2,000 chronometry prizes for their superbly reliable watchmaking prowess. Yet, here in the United States, they’re a relatively unknown brand for one simple fact: they were overshadowed by a separate, unrelated technology brand of the same name. That being said, any true horological fan can tell you that they’re a brand to be respected and admired, especially after Jean-Claude Biver — the Swiss watchmaking industry’s closest analog to Steve Jobs — took the helm. Today, they’ve become a bit more well-known — which is likely thanks to their PILOT Type 20 watches, like the one you see above. With all the hallmarks of an excellent pilot’s watch, these timepieces still manage to stand out against the pack, especially those that are equipped with that unique oversized crown. And with 23 different options across five available variants, there’s one for everyone.
The 2020 Zenith Elite collection is not about to change that but it does introduce some more contemporary touches to the mix. The base for this watch is a simple, well-designed 40.5mm case – available in steel or 18k rose gold – with thin lugs and bezel. The case is mostly polished, with brushed accents on top of the lugs.