Zelos’ Abyss 3000m Bronze: A Diver’s Heaven

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Crafted for divers, but anyone who likes quality and amazing technology will love to own one of these watches.  Zelos has introduced the Abyss 3000m Bronze which is a high end diver’s watch.

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The founder of Zelos, Elshan Tang says the watch has been engineered for extreme situations.  It is made to withstand water pressures reaching 3000m.  Now that’s insane, when most water resistant watches are capable of reaching only 300m to 500m.

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The overall design of the Abyss is borrowed from the Helmsman  and the Chroma, other watches by Zelos, but it’s been heavily modified to pass the requirements of the diver’s watch.   The company built their own pressure tester to test its water resistance of 3000m.  The most prominent quality of the Abyss is its interesting choice of 43mm marine grade bronze case.  Bronze has an anti-corrosion property, however it looks like rusty metal.  Divers love this look because when you’re 3000m underwater, you’d prefer a stronger and more confident watch and the Abyss’s appearance ensures that it’s built to endure.

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Another feature of the watch that divers will love is its dial.  The dial has a circular brushed inner dial which makes time reading easy including the hands and markers coated in BGW9 superluminova which divers are looking for.  The Abyss is 18mm thick, it has a 7mm thick sapphire glass, and is also equipped with a finely machined 120 click, unidirectional diver’s bezel with lumed triangle. So you can rest assured that the Abyss is designed to take extreme beatings.

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The Abyss has two crowns, a rare feature among deep divers.  To ensure proper waterproof sealing at extreme pressures, each of the crowns has five gaskets, while a double O-ring system seals the hefty 4mm thick stainless steel screw down case back.  The watch is available in four colors, black, blue, brown, and green.  The straps are available in brown vintage leather and black rubber dive strap.  It is powered by Citizen’s, automatic Miyota  9015.  The Abyss collection is limited to 500 pieces.  So you’ll want to be sure to catch one of these monsters before they are long gone.