Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch Watch Releases

Zelos watches, based in Singapore, have carved themselves a niche in the busy micro-brand landscape by producing robustly designed automatic watches with an emphasis on value and the use of intriguing materials like meteorite dials and marine grade bronze cases. After releasing several successful dive watches such as the Hammerhead, which ABTW reviewed here, and the original Abyss, Zelos are proud to announce the latest watch in their collection, the Zelos Abyss II, a 3000m, bronze cased, automatic, dual crown diver’s watch available in six different variations.

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch Watch Releases

Overbuilt engineering intended to take on the often adverse subaquatic environment is at the center of Zelos’ design concept, and the Abyss II is an excellent example of what Zelos does best. Equipped with a 43mm wide by 51.5mm long CuSn8 bronze case and a 7mm thick, double domed, anti-reflective (on the inside only) sapphire crystal, the 19mm thick Zelos Abyss II can confidently descend to a crushing 3000m of depth. Dual lumed bronze crowns allow for time setting and manipulating the internal 12 hour bezel, which allows for the tracking of a second time zone. A traditional external, bronze 120 click diver’s elapsed time bezel is deeply engraved and filled with Super-LumiNova.

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch Watch Releases

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch Watch Releases

The Abyss II dial is multi level in construction reminiscent of the Hammerhead and is available in six different configurations including green, blue, black, and dark grey multifaceted meteorite, which has become something of a Zelos hallmark. Bronze rimmed hands and hour markers compliment the case and feature a hearty helping of C3/BGW9 Super-LumiNova to ensure easy nighttime viewing. The Abyss II is also available in black or blue with a turbine dial featuring a running turbine at 6 o’clock rather than a sweep seconds hand.

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch Watch Releases

For actual time keeping duties, the Zelos Abyss II relies on the Sellita SW200 movement, a 25 jewel, Swiss made caliber oscillating at 28,800bph. The turbine dialed versions utilize the very similar Sellita SW-260 small seconds movement.

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch Watch Releases

Specifications

  • 43mm Diameter Case in CuSn8 Bronze
  • 51.5mm lug to lug length makes it extremely wearable. 19mm thickness for the water-resistance.
  • Brushed case with polished edges and Bronze crowns
  • Sellita SW200 Swiss Movement
  • 7mm thick Sapphire crystal: scratched only by diamond. Double domed in shape and inner coated with anti reflective coating.
  • Water Resistance of 3000m
  • External divers bezel: 120 click, unidirectional. Lumed triangle and full lumed markers
  • Internal 12 Hour bezel for separate timezone tracking
  • Engraved logo as well on crown, buckle
  • Multi Level Dial with circular brushed inner dial
  • C3/BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and markers
  • 1 Year international warranty

Zelos Abyss 2 Dive Watch Watch Releases

As usual for Zelos, the Abyss II represents an excellent value. Pre-order prices for the regular dials start at $569 USD (full retail is $949 USD) and $829 USD for the meteorite dial version, which is expected to increase to $1,099 USD after the pre-order period. Prices for each model will increase by $30 USD with every 20 units sold and the watches are due to ship in the middle of December. zeloswatches.com

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  • Mikita

    $569 seems fine for a bronze diver with venereal workhorse SW200

    • DanW94

      That workhorse Sellita needs to see a vet for some antibiotics ASAP.

    • egznyc

      Gotta love autocorrect.

      • Mikita

        Now I don’t want to correct it 🙂

  • Raymond Wilkie

    There’s a lot to like about this. The quality of the build and cost seems to be pretty good. It’s not the most adventurous watch but it’s clear and uncomplicated and perfectly suited for it’s purpose. Not the biggest bronze fan but i guess it’s quite trendy at the moment. Nice range.

  • Berndt Norten

    This company designs interesting cases. Me like.

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    • Raymond Wilkie

      Would you mind keeping your crappy watches off this blog Ellie.

      • Mikita

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        • Raymond Wilkie

          That’s awesome that you think that. Totally awesome.

      • Tea Hound

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          It was one awesome piece of spam, awesome.

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        • I do. I need to find where to obtain my next facial.

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  • Ranchracer

    Would never have the need myself for something this overbuilt, but intriguing pieces nonetheless.

  • TrevorXM

    19mm thick? I actually like it, but that’s a really thick lump to lug around. How about a 1000m version that’s about 14mm thick so it could be worn as an everyday watch? It would still be impressive and cool.

    • TrevorXM

      Just looked it up and the world record for scuba diving is 332 metres. The “deepest” experiment was in an onshore hyperbaric chamber and that was 701 metres. These have been the records for at least 25 years. So I guess if you find yourself in an onshore hyperbaric chamber, you might be able to see 1/4 of this watch’s performance as you die.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        I find it quite reassuring to know that as i imploded my watch would still be ticking away.

        • IG

          Malcolm would be heartbroken though.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Which is why I’ve never scuba dived.

          • Mikita

            I remember, some stupid fish made you upset?

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Upset ! i nearly drowned ! i held out my hand to stroke it’s head and it bit me drawing blood. ( parrot fish )

          • Mikita

            Damn, I didn’t realize that parrot fish can be that nasty. Now I see why you aren’t looking forward to scuba anymore.

          • Parrot fish crunch coral with their hard bony jaws. So nothing you want to have chopping on your fingers for sure. Sounds like you got off easy Raymond. Ever seen a parrot fish “unload”? All of that coral makes for a sandy plume behind them.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            That’s something i hope i never see Mark.

      • Tea Hound

        That’s nothing – I’ve got a Rolex Deepsea that can travel to the bottom of the sea and probably to the centre of a black hole and still keep time (accounting for relativistic effects).

        I’ve taken mine to a depth of around 4-5 feet, twice – it performed flawlessly.

  • BNABOD

    19mm ….i just stopped there and while the price is decent the watch is unwearable and unpractical at best . The turbine second hand is somewhat neat but some lume in one propeller blade so you know where you are at second wise would be helpful. Aside from this it is decent looking and could even be used as a secondary nail driver

    • Sheez Gagoo

      It has weird black spot on one of the propellerblades. Normally the seond hand of a dive watch (according to norms) must have lume to indicate the function of the watch in darkness. If it is not properly lumed, it is no dive watch by definition.

      • BNABOD

        Cool but can’t see them

        • Sheez Gagoo

          Look at the 7th picture. 35 sec. on the second subdial.

  • Terance Hill

    That’s a lot of bronze, I guess if all else fails and you don’t like the watch and can’t resell it – you can fashion a statue out of it

  • Larry Holmack

    Really nice…love the green dial with the bronze case!!

  • IG

    The difference between the hour and minute hands is too small for a diver. Though nobody will actually dive wearing it so it’s probably irrelevant.

  • I like it… But have so many watches right now…

  • SuperStrapper

    This is one of the Kickstarter mushrooms im glad to see succeeding. The hammerhead is still thier best watch. This one is nice, but very reminiscent of the raven defender (another crowfund brand i like actually).

    Specs are great for what they’re asking for it, there’s no logical request to add more or pay less.

  • NO LUME SHOT!!!

  • SuperStrapper

    This is one of the Kickstarter mushrooms im glad to see succeeding. The hammerhead is still thier best watch. This one is nice, but very reminiscent of the raven defender (another crowfund brand i like actually).

    Specs are great for what they’re asking for it, there’s no logical request to add more or pay less.

  • egznyc

    Haven’t pulled the trigger with this brand but I’m always interested in what they’ll do next. (Hoping something a little more wrist-friendly.). Love the rugged angular look of the Hammerhead; wish they combined that with the size of the Helmsman II. And Go Bronze ;-).

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    • Sam Soul

      2 true rockers indeed.

    • IG

      RIP Jean-Philippe Smet

    • Mikita

      R.I.P. Mr Smet

  • Tea Hound

    I like the brand and what they’re doing, and they’re doing it at a fair price too. Nothing else to add really.

  • I think this is a lot of watch for the money. Sure it’s thick, but seems to be an actually capable dive watch (which a lot of dive inspired watches aren’t). So if you need this sort of tool watch, you could do far, far worse. Plus is comes in a variety of dial colors and materials. And yes, Brendt, KRAVITZ DESIGN appears not have have a hand in tarting it up (and I hope they don’t either).

  • Ulysses31

    It’s a beast – looks like a serious tool. I’d normally go for the blue dial but in this case it looks too much like a bauble – too light and shimmery. The meteorite dial would therefore be my choice.

  • Jon

    It’s a made in China watch what a bout the quality control?