In 1909, Louis Blériot successfully piloted the Blériot XI on the first flight of a human over an air-heavy aircraft over the English Channel. This early single-engine aircraft in aviation history was unveiled at the AIR14 air show in Payena, Switzerland on Saturday, September 6. When the pilot took off, the Zenith watch on his wrist witnessed this glorious moment.
Hundred years of military aviation history is a century of epic with passion and discovery. To pay tribute to the greatest pilots of the past century, on Saturday, September 6th at 13:17, the Payana AIR14 air show staged ‘Mikael Carlson and Blair ‘Australia 11’ flight show, Swedish pilot Mickel Carlson presented this great moment in front of 110,000 viewers. This plane witnessed the birth of aerobatics, and it was on this plane that at the beginning of the last century Blairio completed his feat.
In the summer of 1909, competitors flocked to challenge the rewards offered by Lord Northcliff for successfully flying over the English Channel via the first daily flight by the London Post. Blairio brought his latest model, Blairio 11, to Les Barraques near Calais, France. At 4:15 am on July 25, 1909 and following a challenge to Hubert Latham who failed the reward, Bleriot set off on his journey across the English Channel. Witnessed by a Zenith watch on his wrist, in 37 minutes, he flew across 35 kilometers (22 miles), and Blelio completed this historic initiative.
In 1912, he once said, ‘I am very satisfied with the Zenith watch that I often apply. I can hardly describe its extremely accurate timekeeping.’ As early as the early 20th century, Zenith became the earliest manufacturer of flight instruments. One of the brands, especially the altimeter and flight watch, laid the foundation for the connection between these two dreamers.
Zenith CEO AldoMagada said: ‘Louis Blario and Zenith have many common values. We are committed to challenging the limits and setting new records. Both sides have the qualities of happiness, courage and reliability.’ Picture / text watch home Xiao Sen)