Mirage 8 Days Skeleton
This case material is exquisitely finished with alternating brushed and sandblasted surfaces, providing depth and complexity. It is sleek and inconspicuous, creating an impeccable monochrome outfit for the wrist. This variant features a full titanium 5-link bracelet included in the package. Both the case and bracelet have been hardened to 1200 vickers for scratch resistance, over 5 times harder than regular titanium.
Zelos was the first watch company to feature a timepiece made from Titanium Damascus. Once again, Zelos is the first to produce a full watch case from Zirc/Ti Damascus.
Damascus refers to the forging of two separate materials to create a beautiful pattern. Zirconium and Titanium layers are welded, repeatedly folded and forged to obtain a wave-like woodgrain pattern. To obtain its unique colors, each case is hand-torched by the founder of Zelos.
There are two colour variants available for The Mirage.
The blue Zirc/Ti comprises of stunning blue (Ti) and black (Zirconium). This is achieved through a higher temperature.
The yellow Zirc/Ti has alternate streaks of dark grey Zirconium and pale bronze Titanium.
The full Sapphire case of the Mirage is a sight to behold, offering a full view of the skeletonised 8 day movement. Extremely hard and practically scratchproof, it requires diamond tipped cutters and hours of polishing to produce this incredible case.
The Mirage Sapphire is a fraction of the price of many other full sapphire timepieces and creates a statement on your wrist.
Tantalum is a rare and dense metal commonly used in capacitors or medical applications. It is extremely corrosion resistant and hypoallergenic, with an understated blueish grey hue. Tantalum is rarely used in timepieces and usually priced at a huge premium over steel due to the cost of raw material and the difficulty in machining.
The Mirage 8 Days Handwound Skeleton
The Mirage 8 days is the second 'Halo' model from Zelos. The first Mirage Tourbillon was a success with all pieces selling out in less than 10 minutes.
The Mirage series exudes rarity and class, paying respects to the origins of Zelos, incorporating the spirit of engineering with exotic materials. Each variant is limited to only 25 pieces made.
It is an accessible Swiss 8 day Skeleton, boasting many features far above its price tier.
Case: 42mm Diameter, 48mm Length, 13mm thick
Movement: La Joux Perret Skeletonised Twin Barrel 8 day Power reserve
Water Resistance: 50m
Lume: Swiss Superluminova C3 and BGW9
Crystals: Sapphire Front, Back and Dial
Strap: FKM Rubber with Fitted endlink. Bracelet only for Titanium models
8 days Twin Barrel Movement
The Mirage 2 features a customised Manufacture La Joux-Perret skeletonised 8 day twin barrel movement.
The twin barrels responsible for the exceptional 8 days power reserve are visible through the sapphire dial and sapphire caseback. These barrels feature a ‘turbine’ skeletonization, much like a jet engine. Subdials feature a power reserve indication and sub second hand at 6 o’clock. The movement is fully decorated, complete with black PVD mainplates and a curved-grain pattern.
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small seconds, Power reserve indicator
Dimensions: 32.4mm diameter, 4.8mm thickness
Power Reserve: 8 Days / 192 Hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Jewels: 33 jewels
Materials : Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring with Nivaflex mainspring
The Mirage 8 days boasts an incredibly breathtaking “invisible” sapphire crystal dial. This creates a floating effect on the hands, indices, and subdials, which seem to be levitating in the middle of the watch without supports of any kind. Indices are filled with the highest grade Swiss Superluminova BGW9 for an incredible glow that Zelos has become known for.
Only sapphire crystal dials that have passed Zelos’ rigorous quality checks are used, ensuring the end product is nothing short of perfection.
The sapphire dial and the accompanying floating effect it produces is an optical phenomenon, reminiscent of the original Latin meaning of the word Mirage: To Look at, to wonder at.
Each Mirage comes shipped in a full leather briefcase that's been custom designed by Zelos. Handmade from full grain vegetable tanned leather, each briefcase will patina with use and look better with age.
The briefcase features 10 slots for watches and 4 strap holders, keeping your collection safe for your next trip. Side zippers enable you to fully open the case for easy access to the slots.
It will also hold a 13' laptop if you require.
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