Zenith Pilot Type 20 Cohiba Maduro 5 special editions


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Back in 2016, Zenith began a partnership with the world’s most iconic cigar brand Cohiba. With the release of the El Primero “Legend of Cohiba”, the watchmaker celebrated the 50th anniversary of this Cuban legend. Now Zenith is continuing the partnership by introducing two new limited-edition versions of its acclaimed Pilot Type 20 watch: the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition and the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition.

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Zenith has been collaborating with Cohiba since 2016

 

Like mechanical watches, Cohiba cigars have a long history and represent a quintessential expression of lifestyle. With their bronze/rose gold case and black dials, the new Zenith Pilot Type 20 special editions emulate the rich tones of the Cohiba line called the Maduro 5. Featuring 3 sizes of cigars , the Línea Maduro 5 was introduced in 2007. Each cigar is  wrapped in dark maduro leaves specially aged for five years (longer than standard wrapper leaves). Contrary to what one might assume, Maduro is not a type of leaf, but a color shade achieved through an additional fermentation of the wrapper leaves harvested from the very top levels of the shade. Unlike other Cohiba lines, the Maduro 5 cigars have a richer and more intense blend. These Habanos appeal to those who prefer darker cigars.

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Each Maduro 5 cigar is wrapped in dark maduro leaves specially aged for five years

 

Limited to 150 pieces, the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition (ref. 29.2432.4069/27.C794) is housed in a 45mm bronze case. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and features a titanium case back engraved with “El Laguito” (Cohiba’s historical factory). Underneath the double AR-coated sapphire crystal lies a beautiful black dial with oversized hands and Arabic numerals, both filled with luminous material. In the centre of the dial there is the Cohiba logo. The functions include hours, minutes, small seconds at 9, central chronograph seconds, and 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock.

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The Pilot Type 20 special editions emulate the rich tones of Maduro 5 cigars

 

Inside the watch is the well-known El Primero 4069 with 35 jewels. Composed of 254 components, this high-speed (36,000 vph) automatic movement offers a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. The Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition is presented on a stylish brown oily nubuck strap with protective rubber lining. The strap is secured with a titanium pink buckle.

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Each model features a black dial with over-sized luminous hands and Arabic numerals

 

The Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition (ref. 18.2430.679/27.C721) is restricted to only 50 pieces. The case is almost the same as the one on the chronograph model – same dimensions, same water resistance, same titanium case back. The only difference is that this case is in rose gold. The watch also features a black dial, but with a simpler layout. Here we only have hours, minutes and central seconds. The Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition is powered by the Zenith Elite 679 calibre – a 4Hz self-winding movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. Completing the watch we have an elegant brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining. The strap is secured with a rose gold pin buckle.

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The automatic model comes in only 50 pieces

 

 

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