Zelos is a watchmaking brand that is known for its use of trending technology and the use of titanium and bronze materials. They offer an update of the Abyss a flawlessly functioning dual crown diver that operates with perfection under pressure up to 3,000 meters or 9,842 feet. A phenomenal example of precision fine watchmaking in the reimagining of the attractive sports edition embodied in the Zelos Abyss 2. The name itself points to the fact that it can withstand the pressures of deep sea diving, providing a useful tool with high legibility. This watch is deserving of a closer look.
The reinvention of the Zelos Abyss is the Abyss 2
The latest edition of the Zelos Abyss bears the genetics of the popular dual crown diver in an extreme version that bears the ultimate in water pressure resistance. This amazing design feature gives it this ability with up to ten times the amount of the nearest competition, which is no small feat at all.
Zeos chose a marine-grade bronze material of CUSN8 grade for the case with a surface that will generate a unique and individual patina over time in each example of the watch made, giving them their own one of a kind personality over time. The bronze features a brushed finish with large twin crowns crafted in bronze, which sets them apart from the previous version which were both in black. The case back is made of stainless steel with an etching of a submersible within a cavern in the ocean. Such detail for a case back is a sign of careful planning and attention to the finer points whether regularly seen or otherwise. The hands are made of bronze and treated with generous amounts of lume which light up the watch brilliantly in the dark or in dark underwater depths.
The dial is highly legible and designed to provide an unusual quality of depth and unique materials. It affords a three-dimensional aesthetic which is highly pleasing to the eye and is also practical. The perimeter features a lumed ring and it is well done in a circular shape with a brushed finish. The hour markers feature a trapezoidal shape and are applied to the dial and rimmed in bronze with a good amount of SuperLuminova filling that make it highly legible in all lighting conditions. The dual time zone is notated with a rotating 12-hour second time zone ring which is controlled by the crown set at the two o’clock position. The dial of this watch is a little busy but is also evenly balanced. A smaller detail that is easy to miss, but still important is the steel inset automatic helium release value and you’ll find this at the nine o’clock position of the case. The
The bezel is another component of the Zelos Abyss 2 diver that is a remarkable feature. It’s a 120-click unidirectional style that rotates with very little play for a clean alignment. It’s 4mm tall and fully lumed. It is designed to be easy to turn even when wearing gloves. On the underside of the sapphire bezel is a coating of anti-reflective material to cut down on any glare in the 7mm thick sapphire bezel.
The dimensions of the Zelos Abyss 2
The Abyss 2 is a heavy watch and it’s fairly large in size measuring 43mm in its width. The watch is 19mm tall and features a 51.5mm length. It’s a sizeable watch that will suit a larger individual well but even those with a small wrist are attracted to its splendor and high functionality.
The Zelos Abyss 2 is powered with a Sellita SW200 movement. It replaces the first version’s Miyota 24 jewel automatic. If you’re not familiar with the Sellita, it’s comparable to the ETA 2824-2 in form and function with the 26 jewels 38-hour power reserveIts an automatic Swiss movement which increases the Abyss 2 value.
The Abyss 2 comes with two straps. The first in a canvas style with vintage overtones and the other made of high-quality rubber materials. The buckle is also one of a kind and made of matching bronze materials with skeletonizing on either side and a signature on the top.
The Zelos Abyss 2 is offered at $949 USD.