A relatively new ambassador of Zenith watches and a star of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook, has recently gotten his own first limited edition. It is a modified version of Type 20 Annual Calendar timepiece which was in this instance made with a blue dial and with a special engraving that depicts the athlete on its case-back. The timekeeper dedicated to the basketball player is made in extremely limited edition that includes just five copies and it will be exclusively sold in Los Angeles based boutique, Westime Jewellers. It is a timekeeper supplied with an automatic mechanical movement with an annual calendar and a chronograph. The price of the piece is $11,900.
The novel Zenith model dedicated to Russell Westrbook is not significantly different from the brand’s usual offer when it comes to the supported functions. It is actually just a personalized version of Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar model. As the watchmaker claims and as it is usually said when it comes to the collaborations with various stars, Russell Westrbrook himself was involved in the design of the piece. Naturally, this statement should definitely be taken with a pinch of salt. Be that as it may, the design of the watch includes a novel blue dial in two shades of deep blue (as opposed to the regular model with a black dial), where sub-counters are made in a slightly darker nuance. Some of the accents on the dial, including its central chronograph seconds hand, are orange. The same color scheme with dark blue as the basis which is supplemented with orange details (in this instance stitching) was likewise used for the alligator leather strap of the piece. The final personalized detail is an engraving on the case back which depicts Westbrook handling the ball. The rear side of the housing also shows the place of the specific copy in the extremely limited 5-piece series.
In its basic technical traits, Pilot Type 20 Annual Calendar Russell is no different from the regular model. It is based on automatic mechanical El Primero 4054 caliber with 29 jewels. This movement comprised of 341 components features a typical El Primero high frequency of 5 Hz and stores enough power reserve to keep it running for 50 hours. It is 13 ¼ lignes (30 mm) wide and 8.3 mm thick, while its features include a chronograph (with small seconds at the left and one chrono counter with the maximal capacity of 60 minutes) and an annual calendar (with displays for day of the week and month at the right section, as well as for date at the bottom of the face).
This Zenith model is fairly large, since it has a steel housing with the diameter of 48 mm and the height of 15.8 mm. It also has a knurled crown and a domed sapphire crystal, while its water resistance is 100 meters.