Here to complete the trilogy, with a story originating more than five years ago:
The Zelos Abyss 3.
The first Abyss was launched in 2015, after a massively successful crowdfunding campaign.
The second Abyss was launched in 2018, featuring updates and improvements including a second time zone function.
Now, the Abyss 3 has arrived. Bigger, stronger, better, more robust and more extreme than ever.
At its depth rating of 3,000m, where the pressure measures an overwhelming 4,300 pounds per square inch, the Zelos Abyss 3 was built to not just survive, but thrive in the crushing pressure.
Solidly built, every inch of this watch exudes a calm strength and resolution. Whether it’s at your desk or on a dive trip, this beast of a watch has your back.
The date window at 6 o’clock provides both functionality and form in symmetry, encased in a matching bronze or steel trim. Date wheels are color matched to the dials as well.
The turbine sub-dial at 6 o’clock pays homage to submarine propellers, slowly and almost imperceptible rotating in position. Additionally, one of the turbine blades is tipped red, allowing it to also function as a second hand.
The applied indices are individually cut, ground, and polished before being applied to the dial, contributing to a sense of depth and dimensionality.
Twin crowns grace this watch case at the 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions, the former being a manual Helium Escape Valve, the latter being the crown that controls the movement.
Finally, all the indices, hands, dial, logo, bezel, and even the twin crowns are lumed with Super-LumiNova C3 X1, the brightest lume grade manufactured by Super-LumiNova, making this watch a lume monster.
Simultaneously tough yet refined, the Abyss 3 exudes a meticulousness in detail especially in it’s finishing, with it’s alternating brushed and polished surfaces, deeply notched grips on the bezel, and even the signed, skeletonized buckle made from the same material as the case to match.
Radiating a quiet strength in composure, the Zelos Abyss 3 is here to complete the trilogy.
3000m Water Resistant with Manual Helium Escape Valve at 2oclock. Single crown at 3 for Turbine models.
Alternating Brushed and Polished Finish
Ceramic/Bronze/SS bezel inserts depending on model
High Double domed Sapphire with inner AR coating
43mm Case excluding crown. 22mm Lug Width
51mm Lug to Lug length
18.5mm Height excluding crystal
Sellita SW200 or SW260 for turbine models
120 Click Unidirectional bezel
C3 Lumed Screw Down Crown
Steel Models ship with the bracelet and rubber strap included. Bronze models will only ship with the rubber strap
3,000m Water Resistance Rating:
The defining feature of the Abyss III is it’s massive water resistance rating of 3,000 meter / 9,842 feet rating. That’s more than six times the height of the Empire State Building, or 32 times the height of the Statue of Liberty.
Manual Helium Escape Valve:
The Abyss III boasts a manual helium escape valve located at the 2 o’clock position on the case.
This exists in order to allow helium molecules to safely escape the watch case during decompression. Without this valve, during ascent on extreme deep-dives, the helium gas trapped within the watch can actually cause the crystal on the watch to explode outwards.
Alternating Brushed and Polished Finish
The alternating finish contributes to a more detailed finish on the watch, creating a contrast that contributes to a perception of depth and complexity.
Made of Zirconium Oxide, this ceramic bezel has one of the highest strength and toughness ratings as room temperature of all the advanced ceramic materials. Additionally, it boasts remarkably high resistance to corrosion, wear, and abrasion.
Made from the same CUSN8 Marine-Grade Bronze that comprises the case of the watch, this provides a uniform look to your watch.
CUSN8 Bronze is regarded as the industry standard for marine applications, with the ability to be used below the surface in saltwater for a lifetime, with virtual zero signs of corrosion at all. It’s is commonly used for marine-application such as propellers and various underwater fastenings.
Another unique feature of CUSN8 Bronze is that it will patina as it ages, created a living tapestry of art as you wear it. The patina can be of different colours ranging from greenish blue to a deep scarlet red, depending on many factors such as moisture, acidity, humidity, and even your own perspiration.
To “reset” the bronze, simply soak it in lemon juice for several minutes and wipe off – it’ll be restored to it’s original and bright shiny look. Ensure your crown is fully screwed down before you do this!
Stainless Steel Bezel
A mainstay since the time it was discovered, stainless steel remains one of the materials of choice for a majority of tools, equipment, and building supplies, due to its strength and resistance to corrosion and staining.
High Double-domed Sapphire Crystal with Inner AR Coating
With a rating of 9 on the Mohs scale, the sapphire crystal ensures that short of a diamond drill bit, your watch crystal will never see a scratch on it.
The Anti-Reflective coating on the inner-side of the crystal helps to decrease reflections and improve visibility, whilst ensuring that because it’s only on the under-side, will never deteriorate due to wear-and-tear.
Lastly, the double-domed feature further increases visibility by massively reducing distortion, even when the watch is viewed from an angle.