The coffee knight, they are public, respectful, and advocating freedom and randomness. Speed and power are the inexhaustible driving force of the coffee knights. Looking for self-worth in the gallop, their appearance has created a major retro fashion trend in the last century. The desire for locomotive speed has allowed their spirit to be passed on, and it is still exciting to this day. In 2016, Zenith Pilot watch series added a new and exaggerated new member HERITAGE PILOT CAFÉ RACER watch, pay tribute to the spirit of coffee knight, publicity, style and resilience, showing retro feelings. (Watch model: 11.2430.4069 / 21.C773)
Retro origins from the coffee knight spirit
Coffee knights, a group of gentlemen who pursue speed, love rock and roll, and love blood locomotives. At the same time, it can also refer to their modified locomotives, which are sturdy in appearance and strong in style, which has affected the motorcycle industry and created many legendary high-performance locomotives. The coffee knight is a feeling. When you are galloping on the ground, the wind hits the body, and the scenery on both sides is moving backwards. That is not crazy, it is freedom. Fans love the old metal body of the coffee knight, and it is short In addition to the cutting and shaping of the frame, more may be a belief.
The design of the watch was inspired by the ‘Coffee Knight’ cycling movement of England in the 1920s. Young and rebellious cycling enthusiasts are eager for a fast motorcycle (up to 160 km / h) that can be tailored to personal requirements, allowing them to run from cafe to cafe on the roads of Britain. The new Zenith watch evokes memories of these riding tools and their strong personality of high speed, originality and freedom.
As if back in time
Watch dial display
The atmospheric 45mm retro stainless steel case is full of European and American heavy metal style. The same retro dial provides perfect readability. The rock gray grained dial supports two chronograph dials, and the arched sapphire crystal glass covers it. The retro fashion design shows the love of the coffee knight spirit. The 30-minute chronograph lap is at 3 o’clock and the small second hand is at 9 o’clock. The faceted hands and numerals with beige luminous coating are clearly visible on the dial, allowing time to be observed even in darker environments.
Watch side display
The old-fashioned stainless steel case has a retro look. The classic part of the Pilot series inherited from Zenith, including the large-size luminous Arabic numerals and the grooved wide twist-lock crown. The design is avant-garde and more classic.
The crown is also made of retro-looking old stainless steel, and the non-slip texture design makes the watch’s crown more distinctive, with smooth lines, delicate and beautiful, and very beautiful.
Overall display on the side of the watch
Watch back cover display
This watch has a dense bottom design, which protects the movement’s safety. The pure titanium case back with a water resistance of 100 meters is engraved with the words ‘Café Racer Spirit’. Equipped with the El Primero 4069 automatic movement born from Zenith’s legendary movement series (the world’s most accurate chronograph movement) developed in 1969, it vibrates 36,000 times per hour and displays the time in tenths of a second Provide power. The movement drives the central hour hand, minute hand, small seconds at 9 o’clock and various chronograph functions. The power reserve is approximately 50 hours.
Watch strap display
The oily suede rubber-lined strap and its titanium pin buckle make the watch more perfect and comfortable to wear. The pin buckle can effectively protect the watch from accidental detachment. Against the old stainless steel case, stylish vintage elements are perfectly displayed.
Watch buckle display
Watch overall display
Summary: Don’t be afraid of the passage of time, the coffee knight culture is accompanied by retro locomotives, rich cigars, and the unremitting pursuit of locomotive speed. With the spirit of the coffee knight, it has continued to this day. These feelings are perfectly interpreted on this watch. Wear it and feel the charm of the coffee knight! Cousins who like to change elements or riding culture suggest to consider starting this classic retro watch. Price: ¥ 59000