2018 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Reaching For The Stars
More than 112’000 gentlefolk and their classic motorcycles took to the streets of 648 cities in 102 countries all on behalf of a good cause: The Movember Foundation, dedicated to supporting prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.
Backing this impressive worldwide gathering for the third year running, Zenith celebrated the occasion by highlighting the arrival on markets worldwide of the Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Ton U p Black, official watch of the event.
The brand with a guiding star shone especially brightly around the globe on Sunday September 30th, as 112’000 vintage and classic motorcycle enthusiasts rode through 648 cities spread across 102 countries to help raise money and awareness for cancer research and men’s mental health on behalf of The Movember Foundation, official partner of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR).
One of the world’s b iggest charity fundraisers for men’s health, the DG R has raised over US 8 13 million to date, and the aim is to add a further 86 million to the cause with the 2018 fundraising campaign that will conclude on October 14th 2018. Among the many locations, the DGR New York event saw DGR founder Mark Hawwa, Zenith CE0 Julien Torn are and various friends of the brand including Dimitri Coste, official photographer of this particular gathering, fashion blogger, Ld Kavishe — )oin 112’000 other gentlelolk aboard Their scrarnblers, choppers, bobbers or vintage scooters. Keenly supported by Zenith ambassadors and friends of the brand, Team Zenith is n ot only the largest to ride in the DGR, but also one of the top fundraising team.
Pilot Ton Up Black: vintage a llure meets sportsmanship
Zenith joined in the spirit of the DGR by celebrating timeless style and selfless p hilanthropy— as well as the arrival on the market of its Pilot Type 20 Chronograph To n U p Black. A tribute to the café racer b iker community, also known as Ton Up boys, this resolutely masculine timepiece is magnificently free of all clutter. Sporting a manly 45 mm aged stainless steel case, its somber matt dial is teamed with a matching black case bearing a deep etching of a café racer on his motorcycle. for added comfort and longer life, the trademark oily nubuck leather strap features a protective rubber lining and is finished with contrasting white stitching and a titanium buckle. Driven by a legendary in house El Primero automatic 4069 calibre operating at 5Hz (36,000 Vp H], this cool number comb ines desig ner vintage allure with an unmistakably sporty demeanour!
Further boosting motivation among participants, Zenith unve ited a specially created DGR five piece limited edition. Enhanced with a DGR engraving, dial inscription and customized strap, these timepieces are destined for the three overall largest fundraisers, the most successful Team Zenith fund raiser, as well as the lucky winner of a prize d raw among all participants.
PILOT TYPE 20 CH RO NOGRAPH TON UP BLACK
Reference: 11.2A32A0d9/21 C900
New aged stainless steel 45mm case Tribute to the Café Racer Spirit
Automatic El Primero column wheel c hronograp h
El Primero 4069, Automatic
Calibre:13’4 ’ (Diameer:30mml
Movement thickness: 6.6mm
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 H z]
Power reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishes: Oscillating weight with “Cites de Genéve” motif
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seco nds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: Central chronograp h hand & 30 mi nute counter at 3 o’clock
CASE, DIAL& HANDS
Diameter opening: 37.8mm
Thickness: 14 25rnrn
Crystal: Domed sapp hire crystal with anti reflective treatment on both sides
Case back: Case back with Café Racer Spirit engravings
Material: Aged stainless steel
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Matt black
Hour-markers: Arab ic numerals with white SuperLumiN ova’ SLN C 1
Hands: Gold plated, faceted and coated with SuperLumi Nova SLN C 1 [Hands]
STRAPS & BUCKLES
Bracelet: Black oily nubuck leather strap with protective rub ber lining
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle
Source: Zenith Watches