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ZELOS Helmsman TWO

The Helmsman is back! First launched in March 2014, it was the Zelos brand’s debut divers model; it was followed by a further 5 models over the course of 3 years - that included the 3000m Abyss and the popular Hammerhead.

The vintage savvy among you will recognize the Helmsman as being based on 60s Super Compressor with its dual crowns and internal diving bezel, this has always been a huge part of its appeal.

However the Helmsman 2 now has the benefit of 3 years of manufacturing experience with 5 other models under their belt, Zelos has redesigned it from ground up to be a superior timepiece all-round while retaining all the first gen’s charms.

The Helmsman 2 was always designed to be a diver's watch, however while having an appropriate look for the office or any occasion where it might be worn with a shirt cuff.

Its 300 meters of water-resistance is owed in part to those dual screw-down crowns as well as its double domed Sapphire crystal.

These features are complimented with Swiss BGW9 SuperLuminova applied generously across the dial, internal bezel and crowns ensuring that not only can the Helmsman operate in the depths but it will also remain a visible companion down there.

The Helmsman 2’s case is offered in a combination of finishes. Its CNC machined case sides have been sandblasted for a smooth finish, while the edges have been polished in order to catch a glint of light.

Its bezel has been brushed in order to discreetly hide any scratches that might get picked up through the rigors of daily life. The bezel simply screws on (except for the ceramic variant) and could be changed by hand if you'd like a mix of materials or simply prefer a new look.

The Marine Grade Bronze Alloy used for t the Helmsman 2’s case is commonly used for the production of ship’s propellers due to its high-level of corrosion resistance.

Eventually an oxide layer, known as a patina will take your watch from a shiny rose-gold to a rustic brown.

The ceramic offered for the bezel has an incredible degree hardness (1500 Vickers) – this makes it scratch-resistance but also creates a lovely contrast against the bronze of the watch case – old meets new.

The Helmsman 2’s dials consist of various layers and textures to provide a highly legible yet unique look. Achieving the brightest glow in the dark was a priority for Zelos. The internal bezel is CNC engraved and then filled with lume to achieve an amazing glow.

Once again Zelos have chosen Meteorite, a metal approximately 4.5 billion years old with a striking aesthetic unlike any other material. Each and every meteorite dial has a unique pattern, otherwise known as the Widmanstatten Patterns.

There seems to have been a lot of thought put into the 2nd generation Helmsman.

For a full list of specifications, pricing ad details on pre-orders, please follow the link HERE or the one embedded, below.


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