Our factories have always been keeping the pace in manufacturing good quality replica watches. This time, V6 factory published another masterpiece after the release of Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special replica. It is a good replica of the latest 2016 Zenith model – Heritage Pilot Ton-up that was published in 2016 BaselWorld. Like Pilot Type 20, this one also features a vintage appearance with super lume dial.
Although not as popular as IWC Mark series, Zenith Pilot attracted V6 factory’s attention to replicate and they believe that this replica watch will create another sales record like black Submariner 116610 LN, and this may become true because the first batch they released has been sold out. Now I am the lucky one who has a chance to buy this replica watch and write a review here. I will tell you how I feel on this replica.
The case is made of 316L stainless steel, it looks a little darker than normal stainless steel case found on other replica watches. Because the case is aging processed that looks grey and older. Case diameter is 45mm, not including the big pumpkin-shaped crown. Case back is engraved with special pattern, which is a Zenith’s flag.
Grey dial is sandblast textured, all Arabic numeral hour markers are exaggerately designed, these 3D hour markers are plump and fully filled with white luminous material. Because of being equipped with an Asian ETA 7750 movement, so the replica runs the same chronograph function as genuine Zenith Ton-up. On the dial, a small second hand is running on the subdial at 9:00, minute-chronograph counter is pisitioned at 3. Minute scales are in track style and there are orange minute markers on the track. On the top of “6” hour marker, the series name “PILOT” of Zenith is printed in orange. The dial lume of the replica Zenith Ton-up is very striking, that’s one of the strong reasons why a lot of people love it. The patina super lume on markers and hands are 100% the same as original.
The band is khaki leather strap, but it looks more than grey, yes, in order to make the watch more in line with people’s vintage taste, the original leather band is aging treated, so it gets a vintage look. The leather strap has a rubber lining, which is sweat and moisture resistant, extends the life of the whole leather band. Brushed buckle has a 3D five pointed star in stainless steel, looks very special.
Overall, it is a great replica, especially a treasure for people who love vintage watches. I am sure that the factory will continuously improve the dial details and case finishing, so there must be more versions of this replica Zenith Ton-up in the future.