Zelos Spearfish GMT - Aventurine Limited Edition (Swiss Mvmt)
Why We Love This Watch
With the recent release of a couple of new Japanese GMT movements, we expect to see a fair number of microbrands offering GMTs this year. We love the direction Zelos has taken here. Instead of jumping on the me too bandwagon, they've opted for a more premium high beat Swiss movement with a much greater accuracy, not to mention the extended 56 hour power reserve. This may be particularly important to you if you're traveling with just the one GMT watch, where you'll want to avoid a watch that may be off by the better part of a minute per day, or one that you may worry about needing to wind up while stationary in an airplane, car or train for long periods
To compliment the GMT functionality, we have a 48-click bi-directional GMT bezel that can be rotated in half-hour increments. Very handy for those half-hour timezones. The bezel also allows for a third time zone to be tracked once you're used to reading the location of the GMT hour hand. Other upgrades over the standard 3-hand Zelos Spearfish diver include an elabore grade movement with the robust Incablock shock protection, and an improved hidden ratcheting diver's extension, allowing you to make micro-adjustments to the bracelet size without any tools. Customers familiar with Rolex's Glidelock system should feel right at home here.
The rest of the specs include scratch resistant sapphire crystal on both the front and back of the case, X1 grade (the brightest and longest lasting) Swiss Super-LumiNova lume, and 200 meters of water resistance. In short this is a robust travel watch that you can comfortably wear on your adventures, which is also stylish, with a highly desirable aventurine glass dial which glitters as it moves in the light and is reminiscent of looking at twinkling stars in the night sky. Of course it doesn't hurt that this is a Zelos, so will be in high demand, and the limited edition size is only 130 timepieces.
- Type: Limited edition microbrand GMT dive watch.
- Reference: Zelos Spearfish GMT Aventurine
- Color Scheme: Dark blue dial flecked with metallic looking inclusions that reflect the light in different colors, white markings, and blue BGW9 lume.
- Complications: 24 hour 4th hand to track different time zones. Date window at 6 o'clock with color matched date wheel.
- Limited Edition Size: 130 individually numbered timepieces per colorway.
Water Resistance: 200 meters / 660 feet.
- Diameter: 40mm, excluding crown.
- Lug-to-Lug Length: 47mm.
- Lug Width: 20mm.
- Height: 13½mm, including crystal.
- Case: Marine grade 316L stainless steel case, with scratch resistant 1200 Vickers hardened coating, and a mix of brushed and polished finishes.
- Case Back: Screw down case back with scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
- Dial Type: Dark blue aventurine glass dial with applied indices.
- Dial Window: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal with inner AR coating.
- Bezel: 48 click bidirectional GMT bezel with dark blue sapphire crystal insert.
- Lume: Swiss Super-LumiNova X1 grade (the most expensive, brightest, and longest lasting vs. standard grade) BGW9 lume (glows blue) on the hands, applied indices, and bezel markings.
- Bracelet Included: 20mm marine grade 316L stainless steel bracelet that tapers to 18mm at the clasp, with quick release spring bars, screwed links, a scratch resistant 1200 Vickers hardened coating, and a mix of brushed and polished finishes. Milled clasp with double pushers and ratcheting diver's extension that can be adjusted by hand. (No tools required.)
- Movement: Swiss 25 jewel Sellita SW330-2 Elaboré grade automatic GMT movement with Incabloc shock protection and completely custom rotor in a contrasting brass color.
- Oscillation: High beat. 28,800 BPH. (8 ticks per second.)
- Hacks: Yes.
- Hand Winds: Yes.
- Automatic Winding: Yes.
- Power Reserve: 56 hours extended power reserve.
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 1 year.
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