Since its inception in 2014, Zelos has been a microbrand popular for its bronze timepieces. Bronze has always been a material closely linked to the sea — it’s one of the most corrosion resistant metals available. A patina forms over time, creating completely unique pieces. What starts out as a shiny rose-gold, ages with the atmosphere into a rustic brown.
Zelo’s Abyss 2 was engineered for the extremes. It offers 3000m of water resistance, the pressure at that depth is enough to crush steel. A 7mm thick and highly domed sapphire crystal is built to withstand the forces that would crush most regular sapphire crystals and a Swiss Sellita automatic ensures it will function for years to come.
The dial is built for maximum legibility even in the darkness of the oceans. A generous coating of Swiss Superluminova is applied across the dial and bezel to offer a bright glow. An internal bezel with 12-hour timezone indication offers a functionality rarely found on dive watches.
The Meteorite dial edition is a definite conversation starter. It’s made from a metal approximately 4.5 billion years old — from the Muonionalusta meteorite found in Sweden, which landed over a million years ago. The result is a striking design unlike that from any other material. Each and every meteorite dial used in the Abyss has a different pattern, otherwise known as the Widmanstatten Patterns.
With its impressive list of features, the Abyss 2 is reasonably priced starting at $569. Whether you’re a diver or someone who appreciates a solidly built timepiece, the Abyss 2 makes for a highly functional tool.