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Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback Bronze, Boxed


Ref. No. | Item No. | 1199911

The Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback is designed after the original Cronometro Tipo CP-2 commissioned for the Italian Air Force in the 1960s. Keeping with the original design, the Tipo CP-2 is powered by an updated El Primero Chronograph movement and features modern updates such as a sapphire crystal exhibition case back with a flyback function, as well as a bronze case.




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The Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback is designed after the original Cronometro Tipo CP-2 commissioned for the Italian Air Force in the 1960s. Keeping with the original design, the Tipo CP-2 is powered by an updated El Primero Chronograph movement and features modern updates such as a sapphire crystal exhibition case back with a flyback function, as well as a bronze case.

The History:

If not for the foresight of Charles Vermot, there would be no modern Zenith El Primero movements today. The company was sold and made the move to manufacturing quartz-based movement timepieces. After being ordered to sell the metal materials, including the dies, machining tools & presses, Vermot chose to hide everything needed to restart production on the El Primero movement inside the factory in a loft area. When Zenith was approached by Rolex, years later, to produce a mechanical automatic chronograph movement for their Daytona model, Vermot had everything needed to begin production. Shortly after, Zenith began production again of its own mechanical watches using this magnificent movement.

The Watch:

The Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 features a 43mm bronze alloy case with a sapphire crystal, steel exhibition case back, and a bi-directional rotating bezel. The dial on this timepiece is a gradient brown, with two sub-registers at the 6 and 9 o’clock positions, and features lumed Arabic numerals and lumed pencil-shaped hands. Powered by an El Primero 405 B in-house automatic movement, visible through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back, the Cronometro Tipo CP-2 has a water resistance rating of 100 meters and a 50-hour power reserve.

The Details:

This Zenith Pilot Cronometro Tipo CP-2 Flyback is in very good condition with minimal wear, as visible in the photographs. This timepiece comes with both outer boxes, inner box, quick-step guide, matching serial hang tag, instruction manual, cleaning cloth, and USB stick. Included is the original Zenith brown oiled nubuck strap with Zenith stainless steel buckle.

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  • Zenith
  • Pilot Cronometro
  • Tipo CP-2 Flyback
  • Bronze Alloy
  • w/ Steel Case Back
  • Sapphire
  • 43mm
  • El Primero 405B
  • Zenith Brown Oiled Nubuck with Zenith Stainless Steel buckle

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