The newest ZENITH aviator's chronograph returns in the PILOT Big Date Flyback, in a 42.5mm black ceramic case with an oversized crown, paired with a black corrugated dial featuring large luminescent Arabic numerals. Powered by the El Primero 3652 automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre with big date and the flyback functions, the timepiece is delivered with interchangeable black and khaki cordura-effect rubber straps. A second strap is offered to fully experience the interchangeability of the watch.

Capturing the spirit of the aviation pioneers who set their sights far beyond the horizon, the new PILOT Big Date Flyback is a call to chase your dreams – no matter how far or how high. It features a host of new functions that have been specifically conceived for the PILOT collection.

The new timepiece is a tribute to the 1997 first El Primero Flyback movement & Model : the Rainbow. The El Primero 3652 automatic high-frequency chronograph calibre integrates two functions to the 5Hz (36’000 VpH) movement that are a perfect fit for the PILOT: the big date and the flyback function.

The oversized date display in the PILOT Big Date Flyback features a next-gen patented compliant mechanism that advances and stabilizes both of the big date’s wheels in less than 0.03 seconds.

Originally conceived for aviators who wore thick sheepskin gloves, the flyback function allows the chronograph function to be reset to zero and restarted by a single push of a button, simplifying the PILOT’s operations and offering the possibility to record consecutive times without stopping.

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