In January, we included a look at some watches produced in collaboration with the enormous (and growing) Diver’s Watches Facebook Group . The group is now comprised of almost 32,000 individuals who have strong cravings for oceanic watches and its founder, Andreas Gregoriades, is continuously looking for more projects to offer up to the group. Indeed, since the principal Aquadive sold out rapidly and the soon-to-be-conveyed Gruppo Gamma sold quicker than a blowout level screen TV on Black Friday, he’s chosen to come back with another watch for the enormous group. By the looks of it, this new watch is a genuine victor – introducing the Zelos DMT (Diver Medic Technician).
The Third Collaboration Watch
Andreas, with his shop in Cyprus, can be immediately recognized as a vintage plunge watch addict. We talk a lot and he appears to truly favor Super Compressors (box checked with the Gamma) and another style of jumper – the Aquastar style case. We covered a Aquastar 63 as of late on #TBT and spoke about how powerful that case configuration has been – it has been everywhere, remembering use for icons, for example, the new and old Seiko 62MAS . So, its nothing unexpected that the Diver’s Watches Facebook Group is now introducing a watch with the unbelievable case plan. Andreas worked with Singaporean brand Zelos to make the extraordinary looking Zelos DMT.
Zelos, a Micro-Brand
, for those who aren’t comfortable, are a micro-brand from Singapore with an online platform. They’ve utilized Kickstarter, effectively like another brand – Straton – that we’ve covered, to promote and sell some truly incredible looking, fit, and affordable jump watches. They like to utilize progressed materials like bronze (ok, that is an old school material) and carbon fiber. They’re knowledgeable in speedy turnaround with their assembling accomplices and have obtained a great rating from their numerous purchasers. This, and their adaptability (Zelos has never utilized this case configuration), made them an ideal accomplice for the Facebook group’s third watch, the Zelos DMT.
The Zelos DMT Draws From 2 Vintage Divers
When I saw the Zelos DMT, I was immediately helped to remember a couple vintage jumpers: one of which is in Andreas’ shop and another that sits in both the collection of Andreas and me. Both watches highlight a 36mm case with 18mm drags and that natural Aquastar-style case. The Cortebert gets the splendid orange minutes hand to help a jumper track their time submerged when lined up with the rotating bezel. It also includes applied files that appeared to intensely impact the Zelos.
The Mirvaine, on the other hand, has a dim dial that wound up in the new watch. Both pieces have a similar trademark jump bezel and the water shaded internal pulsations bezel. As should be obvious, the DMT draws from both of these traditionally styled 60’s-70’s jumpers and that is a good thing.
Regarding the name, Zelos DMT, and its long form name of “Jumper Medic Technician”, the purpose is two-fold. Most importantly, with a water obstruction of 500M, this watch can be utilized as a commonplace jumper. With that splendid orange hand, a unidirectional bezel and brilliant C3 Superluminova, it will be more than capable for submerged use. Second, though, the watch is intended for plunging crisis professionals (EMT’s). With the pulsations internal bezel, an EMT can utilize the watch to quantify a jumper’s heartbeat should something occur submerged. Evidently, most jumper’s who work on projects are accompanied by such EMT’s and furthermore crisis submerged chambers if there should arise an occurrence of problems (the watch has a helium valve at 9:00). Indeed, this is a specialty use, yet it looks incredible and adds some character to the watch.
300 Pieces of the Zelos DMT
Detail insightful, there will be 300 bits of the Zelos DMT (150 with and 150 without date) and it’s loaded up with great credits. The pure watch comes in at 41mm without crown and with 22mm drags. It will come on a tropic-style lash with a tie tool, a material tie, and in a material watch roll. Appropriately, the DMT gets a domed gem and it will be sapphire, which gives the watch a reasonable tallness of 13.6mm. The lumed screw down crown is marked and the situation back will be numbered. Inside, the respected Sellita SW-200-1 sees duty.
Andreas reveal to me that the new Zelos DMT should start conveyance in September 2017 and I cannot hold on to attempt one. For me, this is a delightfully spread out watch that does a decent job of including the group’s logo without defacing the cleaned up dial. I’m not bothered by the date window as it’s almost incorporated into the record at 3:00. Most amazing aspect all, I love the water colored pulsations bezel and how it lines up with the color of the compass hand. What’s more, as a Miami Dolphins fan (miserable, I know), how can I not be enchanted by the combo of orange and water?!? Seriously, the colors on the DMT are noticeable without being senseless – this would make a pleasant ordinary wear.
In the end, we need to discuss estimating, however I feel that the Zelos DMT will enjoyably astonish you. At $469, including worldwide transportation, there’s nothing to contend with here. I cannot stand by to get my hands on a DMT not long from now for an active review.
I think I’ll love the plan, yet I am also eager to investigate the brand’s quality and attention to subtleties. Ordering (per the connection ) has started for the Zelos DMT and over portion of the watches have just been saved inside the primary long stretches of offering (you can see the Group’s posting on the watch ). In the event that the initial two Diver’s Watches Facebook Group pieces are anything to go by, move rapidly in the event that you need one! Very much done to Andreas and the Group for another compelling piece!