This year, the partnership launched in 2016 between the iconic Swiss watchmaker and Cuban flagship cigar brand on the occasion of the latter’s 50th anniversary lights up again. So Zenith has produced the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition and Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Cohiba Maduro 5 Edition in warm tones of rose gold and bronze respectively. Water resistant to 10 ATM and endowed with a 50-hour power reserve, the trademark striking case, wide ratcheted easily adjustable crown and oversized luminescent numerals of the Zenith/Cohiba Pilot watches flaunt all the DNA of a line of airborne conquerors.
Produced in a numbered edition of 50 for the Extra Special and 150 for the chronograph bronze counterpart, these timepieces display both the Zenith and the Cohiba logos on their sandblasted black dials. Both feature gold-plated hour and minute hands with a small seconds hand at 9 o’clock for the bronze version together with a central chrono hand and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. A special titanium caseback bearings the number of the piece in the series, along with the noble name ‘Cohiba Maduro 5’ atop an engraving of Cohiba’s “El Laguito” historical factory. A brown oily nubuck strap with protective rubber lining, special stitching and titanium pin buckle on the Chronograph; and a brown alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining and matching 18-carat rose gold pin buckle on the Extra Special set the finishing touches to both these collectors’ items.