Watchmakers are amongst the skilled professionals on the planet in our opinion here at Coolector HQ and we’re always on the hunt for new brands to see attached to our wrist. Given the fact we’ve got somewhat of a proclivity for nautical styled timepieces, it’s little wonder that this superb looking offering that goes by the name of the Zelos Helmsman 2 Watch has really captured our imagination and for any man after an uncompromising and painfully cool timepiece over the next few months, this would be a good place to start.
Zelos are a watch brand that might not boast the same amount of years in the game as the likes of Breitling, IWC et al but this doesn’t seem to have impacted their dedication to producing impeccably made watches for an affordable price and the Helmsman 2 Watch from Zelos is a prime example of this very fact. A follow up to the original Helmsman, this cracking accessory has been three years in the making and the quality positively shines through.
Needless to say, everyone has their own tastes when it comes to watches with some preferring minimalist, understated affairs but for those of you with a love of more bold and uncompromising timepieces, this Zelos Helmsman 2 Watch has definitely got everything (and more) that you’ll be looking for from a watch. With a design inspiration taken from the Super Compressor design popularised in the 1960s, it boasts a dual crowns and internal bezel which provides the Helmsman with a highly distinctive aesthetic.
Zelos have plenty of experience which has been taken on board over the various production runs of their excellent timepieces, the Helmsman 2 has been redesigned from ground up to be a more accomplished overall watch all the while retaining its predecessor’s excellent characteristics. Whilst it’s clearly a diving watch, the Helmsman 2 from Zelos has certainly got the requisite visual appeal to be worn day to day in the office and out about town with friends and it really is the perfect all-rounder from that perspective.
Filled with first class specifications and materials, the Zelos Helmsman 2 Watch boasts a 300m water resistance which is achieved via the dual screw down crowns and a double domed sapphire crystal front. Alongside this you will find Swiss BGW9 Superluminova which has been generously applied across the dial, internal bezel and crowns which guarantees one of the boldest and most striking watch faces out there.
First Class Finish
Everything about the Zelos Helmsman 2 Watch screams quality – from the CNC machined case sides which have been sandblasted for a smooth finish to the Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement – and if you’re after a watch that isn’t going to let you down on land or sea, this would definitely be one of our first picks here at Coolector HQ.
Diving watches have their own eye-catching and distinct aesthetic and this Helmsman 2 Watch from Zelos is certainly one of the best examples we’ve seen of this recently. Stylish, robust and incredibly versatile, it’s the sort of watch that men positively gravitate towards because it really does tick all of the right boxes on every level. And, better still, these timepieces are incredibly affordable and range from between $399 and $599 depending on the watch face so there really is nothing not to like.