Today, we’ll investigate the Prometheus Zenobia, the most recent watch made for the consistently developing Divers Watches Facebook Group.

We’ve now audited about a modest bunch of restricted version plunge watches made by different miniature brands in a joint effort with the (DWFG).  The gathering, headed to a great extent by Andreas of Cyprus, keeps on growing its participation as the biggest watch bunch on the amazing online media network.  indeed, at season of composing, there are almost 48,000 members!  With the majority of the individuals sharing a genuine eagerness for sea capable watches, it’s empowered Andreas to work with more modest brands to make modified watches that individuals ought to enjoy.  The pieces, regardless of the producer, all contain the DWFG logo some place on the dial, and most have sold out quickly.  So we should take a gander at the freshest DWFG piece and choose whether it will satisfy individuals from the gathering: the Prometheus Zenobia.

The MS Zenobia listing at 45 degrees (photograph civility: hvferry.com)

Info: Prometheus and the MS Zenobia

Before plunging into the subtleties of the Prometheus Zenobia, we should explain a couple things.  First, who is Prometheus and second, what’s a “Zenobia”.  If you’re befuddled, don’t stress as I needed to look into both as well!  Prometheus is a miniature brand out of Portugal (like Borealis – another colleague with the DWFG) that was established in 2008.  They represent considerable authority in jump watches that frequently acquire plan qualities from 60’s and 70’s models, they offer watches with over 300M of water opposition, and expect to do as such at a reasonable price.  While the watches contain parts from everywhere, it’s nothing unexpected that China is a major ally to help keep costs in line.  Regarding Zenobia, this is an altogether unique subject.  The MS Zenobia was a huge Swedish-assembled “move on move off” (short for – vehicles and trucks could be driven here and there the ship) ship that was dispatched in May, 1980 in the Mediterranean.

Notoriously, it sank scarcely a month later off the bank of Cyprus (Larnaca to be accurate) because of programming mistakes that more than once overwhelmed its stabilizer tanks (oops!).  On the positive front, nobody was apparently harmed, however a detailed 200M GBP of freight was lost!  The MS Zenobia sank 1,500 meters from the coast in a shallow 42 meters of water.  And now we come back around to the plunge watch close by on the grounds that this disaster area is reliably casted a ballot as one of the main 10 jump destinations on the planet because of its availability, changing degrees of trouble, and enormous measure of ocean life that makes its home on the submerged vessel.  You can see a basic side perspective on the boat working on it back alongside data about its sinking.

Prometheus Zenobia – Good for 500 meters

The Prometheus Zenobia is a 500M plunge watch in tempered steel that will be accessible in a run of 300 absolute watches.  With 6(!!) diverse dial tones, 5 of which can be indicated with or without date work, they’ll be specially made and, accordingly, the distribution is TBD.  In request to cover the bases for both the banner shades of Cyprus and Sweden, we have dial decisions of dark, green, orange, blue and yellow.  These, as referenced, can be requested with or without date.  All watches will utilize the workhorse programmed ETA 2824-2.  We’re likewise offered an adaptation (no date just) with a shooting star dial and in light of the fact that I’ve not had a lot of involvement in the material, I picked to attempt one of these.

 

At 43mm x 49mm, the Prometheus Zenobia is a generally squat jump watch and that makes it very wearable for my thin wrists.  Compared to a portion of different watches that the DWFG has delivered, this is among the most comfortable.

At first look, with its 4:00 screw down crown and level fired lumed 120 snap uni-directional bezel, it seems to share a great deal of its plan language with the green Seiko SLA019 that was delivered last year.  That’s not something terrible and I’d even say that this watch, with a complete thickness of 13.6mm, is somewhat simpler to wear.  And while I didn’t photo the Zenobia in low light, it blasts with its light blue Superluminova BGW9.  That lume is found in plentiful amounts on the dial, hands, and bezel.

A Different Bracelet for a Micro Brand Diver

Now, I certainly have a model variant of the Prometheus Zenobia (it was clarified that the thickness of the shooting star dial will require some acclimation to the crown position and that the test watch has a STP development rather than an ETA), however it was as yet an agreeable watch to wear two or three days.  The thin drags and one of the better incorporations of a wristband onto a case by a miniature brand just served to upgrade the experience.  What I mean about that last point identifies with the end links.  I’ve tried a lot of miniature and full scale marked watches where these show up as unbelievably modest, yet these look very good.  With the arm band, I have a couple reservations.  First, the 22mm wristband doesn’t tighten at all as it makes a beeline for the fasten and keeping in mind that that doesn’t influence its exhibition, it looks somewhat massive and can feel that path in the heat.  Second, I appreciate the plan of the connections and the vibe while on the arm, yet the wristband did really “wrinkle” here and there when nearby connections were twisted in reverse by 180 degrees.  And at last, I truly criticize the catch since it’s practically extraordinary with its press button opening and press button wet suit adjustment.  Even the logo and exchanging brushed/cleaned surfaces look great.  It’s basically that this catch has become the “go to” for most miniature brand jump watch brands, so a slimmer, diverse take would be nice.  But once more, everything in regards to the arm band and catch functioned admirably and the surfaces were pleasantly finished.

Meteorite Dial

And so now we come to the dial of the Prometheus Zenobia and to be completely forthright, this is the same amount of an assessment piece on shooting star however a medium as it could be a conversation about the watch’s dial design.  I’ve since a long time ago respected the vibe of shooting star on watch dials, for example, those on different Speedmasters , yet they’re costly and I discovered them to be all in all too ornate.  Still, it’s hard not to appreciate having something on your wrist that started in space, later blew through the world’s climate, just to slam into its surface.

So for what reason would the Zenobia have a shooting star dial as an option.  Well, this shooting star is from the Muonionlasta, which is a shooting star that affected cutting edge Sweden (there’s the association with the watch) and Finland a huge number of years ago.  Composition astute, it’s most elevated in iron and nickel and it contains those stunning striations known as Widmanstätten patterns.

With a shooting star dial, each one is different.  Some presumably show as more silver while some might be hazier grey.  What I found on my Prometheus Zenobia is that the white composition on the dial mixed in a considerable amount and the equivalent can be said for the silver applied brand logo and list surrounds.  I really can’t help thinking about what dark would resemble, however it may mix into the more obscure parts.  basically shooting star, because of its inconstancy across even one dial, makes things difficult.  On the other hand, that is essential for the fun and I surely had no issue of perusing the time during the daylight.  One other goody significant is the section ring inscription.  On a generally plane spotless part ring, there is a dark engraving at 12:00 expressing “MS Zenobia – Sweden” and another at 6:00 expressing “Cyprus – Larnaca Bay – 42m Deep”.

Reasonable and Limited to 300 Pieces

This carries me to the purposes of evaluating, accessibility, and maybe the ones that genuinely tally; is this watch advantageous and who ought to be interested.  If you pick a hued dial, $550 is the last cost ($100 due now and $450 when the watches are prepared in mid-August).  The shooting star dial comes in at $750.  All watches will come numbered, with a long term guarantee and a movement case.  Regarding my last musings about the Prometheus Zenobia, I believe it’s a truly decent jumper and the valuing surely isn’t offensive.  There are a lot of shading choices and I truly like the shooting star offering despite the fact that it appears to be that there are an ever increasing number of watches being delivered with such dials.  Regarding who might and ought to be keen on this watch – beside 300 plunge watch dependent individuals from the DWFG – all things considered, that is easy!  Anyone who dove the disaster area of the MS Zenobia (or plans to do as such) and left away with incredible recollections may consider this to be an applicable keepsake.  Once again, a job done the right way to Andreas and Prometheus on this little run restricted version plunge watch.

For more data on the Prometheus Zenobia and to see the different dial tones, head to the brand’s .

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