ZENITH welcomes flying pioneer Franky Zapata as its new Friend of the Brand

July 26th 2019 (Le Locle, Switzerland) – Super flying man and new friend of the ZENITH brand Franky Zapata yesterday commemorated the 110th anniversary of Louis Bleriot’s historic 1909 flight across the English Channel with his first attempt re-enact the feat on his jet-propelled Flyboard. While Bleriot was flying his own plane, assisted by Zenith on-board instruments, Zapata piloted his legendary jet-propelled Flyboard Air accompanied by a Zenith Type 20 Chronograph Adventure watch – a natural heir to the onboard instruments developed by ZENITH in the early years of aeronautics, known for their precision, sturdiness and outstanding legibility.

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