The Zelos watch company is a small operation that produces a limited number of each model of watch produced. The business was founded in 2014 by the owner Elshan Tang, with its headquarters based in Singapore. The intent of Zelos watches is to provide customers with interesting and premium materials including Damascus steel, ceramic, carbon fiber, bronze, and stainless steel. Perhaps the most unique material is the genuine meteorite that is used in some of the watch dials. Here are the five best Zelos watches on the market today.
5. Zelos Mako 500m Diver Steel Meteorite Watch
The Mako 500m Diver features a unique grey colored dial that is made of genuine meteorite material with a black ceramic insert. 3D patterns are visible on the dial to reflect light in a unique fashion, giving it a one of a kind value because of its texturing. The dial is treated with C3 and BGW9 lume to give it high visibility in low light environments, making it ideal for diving. The bezel is a 120 click unidirectional type with a ceramic insert assessed at 2000 Vickers hardness, brushed and fully lumed. The case is made of 316L stainless steel material and measures 40mm in diameter and 13.5mm in thickness. It is set with a sapphire crystal which is 2.5mm thick, resistant to scratching and fashioned in a vintage box style. The watch is powered by a Swiss Sellita SW200 movement and is water resistant up to 500 meters.
4. Zelos Hammerhead Titanium 1000M Dive Watch
The Hammerhead Titanium s an essential for sports divers. It features a high double domed sapphire crystal top with AR coating that is highly resistant to scratching that protects the watch that is water-resistant for up to 1,000 meters. The case is crafted of titanium material and measures 44mm in diameter with a 14.5mm height without the crystal and 17mm with crystal. The bezel insert is made of ceramic that ranks 1,500 on the Vickers hardness scale.
The dial is made of two layers featuring a full coating of BGW9 lume on the outer layer treating a circular brushed dial face with lovely texturing that causes a unique play of light in the sun. Custom designed hour markers add visual depth and uniqueness to the aesthetic. The screw down crown is C3 lumed along with the 120-click unidirectional bezel, dial, and hands which are also treated with BGW9 lume for high visibility in conditions where the lighting is low. The Hammerhead titanium is powered by a Seiko NH35 automatic movement and comes with a titanium bracelet and two additional straps of vintage leather and canvas.
3. Zelos Eagle E-1A
The Eagle features a case that is made of stainless steel material that is designed in a variety of aerodynamic angles that have side cutouts in the material. It receives a unique texture through a process of brushing and sandblasting to give it a complex finish. This popular model is set a double domed sapphire crystal that is treated with AR coating to reduce glare and light reflections for the ultimate in visibility. The watch is water resistant for up to 200 meters.
2. Zelos Visionary V2
The V-2 is made in a contemporary design and it features a dial that is made of genuine meteorite material. The case is made of bronze and has been machined through a CNC process for the blank, then individually handcrafted and finished with a brushing and polishing technique to deliver a unique aesthetic. The dial is a brushed sunburst with a stepped dial that has been finely engraved with minute rings that sit high above the dial for a third-dimensional visual aesthetic that is captivating and unique.
1. Zelos ZX-6 Meteorite Automatic Chronograph
The Zelos ZX-6 takes a step backward in time with a vintage aesthetic created by the chronograph inspired by the 1960s. The watch is a tribute to the X-Plane project with angular designs that take their cue from the X15s. The case measures 43mm in diameter with a height of 16mm and is made of CUSN8 Marine Bronze and for some variants of this model, of Titanium with brushed sides and mirror polished edges. The bezel is ceramic for some models and zirconium oxide for others rated on the Vickers hardness scale at 1,500. The dial is multilayered and filled with BGW9 lume. The movement is a Swiss ETA 7750 Elabore Grade for some variants and a Seiko VK67 Mechaquartz for others. It is set with a domed sapphire crystal that has been treated in the inside with AR coating and a sapphire crystal case back that shows off the inner the mechanical workings of the chronograph complication. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and comes with a genuine Horween leather strap.
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