RZE Resolute Super Compressor - Medallion Yellow (Titanium) LE
Why We Love This Watch
Not only is the RZE Resolute Supercompressor a real super compressor watch that can have an increased water resistance at greater depths - a rarity for a microbrand watch since almost all watches of this type are just in the compressor style - but the RZE Resolute Supercompressor is also the world's first titanium super-compressor.
That immediately puts this limited edition timepiece in the highly collectible category for many. RZE have added a lot of interesting touches to this already impressive engineering feat such as their own scratch resistant ULTRAHex coating on the ultra-light titanium case and bracelet that has a hardness of 1200 Vickers, many times harder than steel. Although you can't see it, they have also utilized a very reliable high beat skeletonized automatic movement inside the watch to keep things incredibly light, along with a thin 11½mm profile.
As we can expect from RZE, who have a strong reputation for rugged, reliable, and practical field watches, we can also enjoy a very strong Swiss Super-LumiNova lume application in two colors, scratch resistant sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating, and a case with screw down crowns, screw down titanium case back, and VITON gasket, helping give this timepiece a 200 meter / 660 feet water resistance, double that of many dive watches.
Ever practical, RZE have made the bold and unusual choice of providing us with a 12 hour rotating chapter ring rather than the expected 60 minute dive timer. We think this is easy to use as a timer still, but also has the advantage of providing adventure travelers with a second time zone.
Adding to the bold feel is the fantastic Medallion Yellow color scheme, which we unanimously picked as our favorite RZE Resolute Supercompressor model.
- Type: Microbrand dive watch / Microbrand field watch.
- Reference: RZE Resolute Supercompressor SC 2022 Medallion Yellow.
- Limited Edition Size: 500 timepieces, with serial number shown on case back.
- Complications: Second time zone on rotatable chapter ring.
- Color Scheme: Yellow dial with black chapter ring, white indices, black text, and blue and green two color lume.
- Water Resistance: 20 ATM / 200 meters / 660 feet.
- Diameter: 40mm, excluding crown.
- Lug-to-Lug Length: 46mm.
- Lug Width: 20mm.
- Height: 11½mm including crystal.
- Case: Solid titanium with ULTRAHex coating (up to ~1200Hv hardness.) The case design features drilled lugs (convenient for easy strap changes) and straight lines around the top of lugs as both an interesting accent and a means to make straps appear to be more seamless.
- Case Back: Solid titanium screw down case back with limited edition serial number and size under the logo, plus space for a custom engraving.
- Dial Type: Textured mustard yellow dial with applied white indices edged in black, and matching edging and color on the hands. Pencil-style hour and minute hands. Lollipop second hand. Rotating black chapter ring with 12 hour markings in white that can be used for dive timing or a second time zone.
- Dial Glass: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating.
Lume: Swiss Super-LumiNova lume in two colors, predominantly BGW9 (glows blue) with C3 (glows green) accents. The hands, indices and all chapter ring numerals have BGW9 lume. The triangle on the chapter ring plus the separated tips of the four cardinal applied indices all have C3 lume.
- Straps Included: 1x 20mm H-link titanium bracelet (also with a scratch resistant ULTRAHex coating) that tapers to 16mm and features a steel diver's safety clasp with four micro-adjustments.
- Movement: 24 jewel skeletonized Miyota 90S5 high beat automatic movement with Parashock anti-shock system.
- Oscillation: 28,800 BPH, (8 ticks per second.)
- Hacks: Yes.
- Hand Winds: Yes.
- Automatic Winding: Yes.
- Power Reserve: 42 hours.
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 years.
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