Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback in Aged Steel

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Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback in Aged Steel

Post by Racer-X » August 1st 2018, 6:30pm

"There’s rarely a consensus on anything in the increasingly tribal world of watch connoisseurship — bracelet vs. strap, date vs. no-date, and manual-wind vs. automatic being just a few of the eternal debates among opinionated aficionados. But one of the few things that at least most of us can agree upon is that Zenith — aside from its historical importance in the development of self-winding, ultra-precise chronograph movements — has also in recent years excelled at producing crowd-pleasing vintage-style pilots’ watches. Exhibit A is the watch that’s been on my wrist for the past few weeks: the Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback in the new-but-looks-old “aged stainless steel” case."

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Re: Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback in Aged Steel

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » August 1st 2018, 8:40pm

The way I think it should have been done: release the normal, non-aged version as a normal production model, not some ”limited edition” (with the info about to how many pieces is it linited nowhere to be found), with the flyback version of the El Primero. Have people enjoy an awesome watch.

The way Zenith did it: release a limited edition, hell knows if even really limited, and then introduce two production models - one in bronze, which doesn’t even relate to the original ”Cairelli” anyhow, and one in a faux-aged steel case, while knowing full well that this isn’t how stainless steel (any alloy used in watchmaking, ordinary stainless and stuff like Staybrite alike) ages. Make grey market speculators happy beyond measure, and ”generously” offer the unexciting leftovers to the normal buyers.

Who thinks that LVMH should sack Monsieur Biver, and hire Mr. Bloke instead?
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