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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) event began in 2012 with the idea of Australian Mark Hawa. Since its inception, the event has spread to more than 650 cities in 95 countries and regions, and the enthusiastic riders proudly showcase their elegance. Since the first time in 2016, Zenith brand has been a global partner of DGR since it first advocated the power of retro gentleman and locomotive culture. This year, it is the third time to help DGR, Zenith will bring the new Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Ton-up Automatic Wristwatch 11.2432.4069/21.C900.

ZENITH Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (London)

On September 30, 2018, more than 120,000 elegant gentlemen walk on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, dressed in elegant costumes, riding antique motorcycles, helping the event’s official charity partner The Movember Foundation to raise funds to improve public research on prostate cancer. With men’s mental health awareness, they will also pass through the centres of cities such as London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Munich, Vienna and Andorra, and take photos with enthusiastic tourists and young people who are amazed. DGR has become one of the world’s largest men’s health charity fundraising events, raising more than $13 million to date, and its tool is adding another $6 million in 2018 .


Elegant and Generous

The ZENITH team works hand-in-hand with the DGR, praising the timeless style and selfless charity. With the same goal of raising funds and funding research, Zenith Ambassador and brand friends have given enthusiastic support. The impressive fundraising results also reflect the dedication and firm passion of brand partners.

Zenith is no stranger to the world of motorcycles. In the event of 2018, the brand also prepared extra surprises for watch and motorcycle enthusiasts. To celebrate this third consecutive year of support for this global charity event, Zenith is proud to introduce the new Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Ton Up Black Wristwatch.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Ton-up 11.2432.4069/21.C900 Misura 45 MM for Men

Low-key Retro Charm

The Zenith Pilot Series TYPE 20 TON-UP chronograph is still a true pilot watch. The big 45 mm aged steel case combines vintage charm with the overall design of the watch. It is wide and comfortable to fit the wrist, and it is the same style as the TYPE 20 other models. This heritage is also evident in other features, including a giant crown specially designed for hand-operated gloves, and a large adjustment button for easy-to-start chronographs, whether or not you wear gloves, it is easy to operate.


The new black dial is very simple and does not have date or calendar function. The large-sized minute and second hands (typical features of the pilot’s watch) and the Arabic numerals are covered with SuperLumiNova® coating, plus the aid of a double chronograph-a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock and the minute chronograph at a 3 o’clock position provides a clear reading. The entire watch is powered by Zenith’s legendary EL PRIMERO 4069 automatic movement, which operates at 5 Hz (36,000 vibrations per hour) with a power reserve of 50 hours. Precise timing allows you to grab every minute.

Pure black matte tones are perfect for the 2018 pilot series Type 20 Chronograph Ton-up Aged Steel watch. The black matte dial complements the oily matte leather strap and black case, exuding the ultimate in low-profile riders. For added comfort and longevity, the strap is lined with protective rubber and features conspicuous white hand stitching and a titanium clasp.

Just as the name implies, the watch’s worn steel case back is engraved with a modified motorcycle rider, which is water resistant to 100 meters. With its outstanding design and unparalleled movement, the pilot series TYPE 20 TON-UP chronograph is suitable for every person who pursues individuality.