Zelos started manufacturing bronze timepieces in 2014 and since then it has established itself as one of the most popular microbrands for its elegant timepieces.
Bronze is mostly associated with sea because it resists corrosion unlike other metals. Hence, it was perfect for a diver’s watch that’s made to go into the depths of the sea.
When Zelos launched the Abyss, it was the baddest, biggest diver ever. Rated to the depth of 3000 meters with an angular, chunky bronze case, this watch was a beast and gained popularity amongst those who are fond of aggressive dive timepieces. Now, it has gotten an upgrade with Abyss 2. Let’s dive deep and see what Abyss 2 is all about.
Zelos Abyss 2
Zelos has always put overbuilt engineering to handle the extreme sub-aquatic environments at the core of its design concept and the Abyss 2 is the perfect example of that. Equipped with the CuSn8 bronze case that measures 43mm wide and 51.5mm long and an anti-reflective (on inside), double doomed sapphire crystal that’s 7mm thick, the 19mm thick Abyss 2 is capable of descending to a severe depth of 3000m. Will you be willing to take on the challenge and go that deep to test whether Abyss 2 is really what they say it is? You can sure think about it.
The case comes in two versions; the first one is a single crown with a 120-click unidirectional diver’s bezel. The second is a dual crown that comes with an external diver’s bezel and an internal 12-hour bezel to track a different time zone.
Whether you want to dive into the depths of the sea or just want to stay in the office room, the Abyss 2 is there to address your needs. Every feature of the Abyss 2 is engineered to be absolute best. Zelos has taken the specs of a standard dive timepiece (like lume, water resistance, sturdy casing and a domed crystal) and armed them to the extreme level.
Zelos Abyss 2 utilizes Miyota 9015 automatic movement. The double doomed sapphire crystal is thick enough to handle the 3000m depth rating and 5 seals are utilized for each of the two crowns to achieve optimal protection.
The reliable, automatic, Selitta movement keeps the watch ticking. In the standard model, the SW-200 movement is featured with second hand while the Turbine model comes with the SW-260. In SW-260, the second hand is replaced with a running-indicator sub-dial. And in place of traditional watch hand, a disc is used that has a propeller on it and will keep rotating as long as the timepiece is running. This design touch from Zelos further emphasizes oceanic theme of Abyss 2.
The dial of the Abyss 2 is multi-level in construction and resembles with the Hammerhead of Zelos. It comes in six configurations including black, blue, dark grey and green. Bronze rimmed hour markers and hands add to the elegant design of the case and feature C3/BGW9 to ensure easy view in dark. The Zelos Abyss 2 is also available in blue or black with a turbine dial.
A special edition of the Abyss 2 is the Meteorite dial edition that features a dial that’s literally out of this world. A metal that’s said to be approximately 4.5 billion years old coming from outer space has been used to make this watch. Each meteorite dial used in the Abyss features a different pattern called the Widmanstatten Patterns.
- 51.5mm lug to lug length that makes Abyss 2 extremely wearable with 19mm thickness to ensure water resistance.
- 43mm CUSN8 Bronze case
- Brushed case and Bronze lumed crowns
- Sellita SW260 or SW200 Swiss Movement
- Sapphire crystal that’s 7mm think and can only be scratched by diamond. Double doomed shape and coated with anti-reflective coating from the inside
- 3000m water resistance
- Helium Escape Valve
- 120-click unidirectional external diver bezel
- Internal 12-hour bezel of second time zone
- Lumed and engraved logo on the crowns
- 1 Year international warranty
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty watch that will go with you in the depths of the ocean, there’s nothing better to appeal to your needs than the Zelos Abyss 2.