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Zenith Pilot Ton Up for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2017

Marina Milojević | 08.07.17 | 10:16 AM

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, a global motorcycle charity event to raise awareness of prostate cancer and male suicide prevention, takes place on the last Sunday in September each year since 2012. Open to all genders, the ride provides a style guide for all participants, who are advised to arrive on a classic bike and wearing the finest suits.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Ton Up for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

For the second consecutive year, Zenith is proud to be supporting this global charity event. This year’s goal is to pass the USD 5 million mark! To help reach it, the Swiss watch Manufacture will produce six exclusive, numbered Pilot Ton-Up watches, each bearing the inscription DGR 2017.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Ton Up for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

Five of them are intended as gifts for the main donors, while a special “Number 0” model will be auctioned on behalf of the Movember Foundation by The Rake magazine and its Founder and President Wei Koh at an exceptional gala evening in Milan.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Ton Up for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is a masculine, vintage-styled timepiece that comes in a new bronze 45mm case. The model is a tribute to the Café Racer Spirit, a stripped-down motorcycle, without any unnecessary details and components, to gain more speed! The aim of these racers was to reach 100 miles per hour (160km/h), so “Ton UP” simply refers to the speed limit that a café racer had to be able to accomplish.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Ton Up for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

The watch measures 45mm in diameter and has a vintage-looking slate gray dial. The stencil-type Arabic numerals and black ruthenium-plated faceted hands are tinted with beige-colored SuperLuminova. The automatic movement Elite 679, which beats at a frequency of 28800 vibrations per hour and provides at least 50 hours of power reserve, powers this simple three-hander. The movement is sealed behind the solid case-back engraved with the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride insignia. The same motif appears on the brown oily nubuck leather strap.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Ton Up for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

95 countries, 600 cities, and more than 70,000 distinguished gentlemen will be participating in this year’s event. You may also join the movement by registering with the “Zenith Watches” team.

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