Zelos Spearfish Review

July 8, 2023
David Sunnyside

With hardened steel components, a beautifully executed bracelet, and a Swiss movement from La Joux-Perret, you would expect that the latest iteration of Zelos's popular Spearfish dive watch would be priced north of a thousand dollars. Yet the 'Forged Carbon' model retails for just $799, and that even includes a matching forged carbon dial and bezel insert.

In fact, the entire Zelos lineup has been built to be as affordable as possible without sacrificing quality or features. That's especially true of the 'Forged Carbon' versions of the Spearfish, which are the first ever to feature a GMT complication as well as a 48-click bi-directional rotating bezel for tracking additional time zones during your travels.

The brushed sides and top surfaces of the case and bracelet are accentuated by a series of polished chamfers that offer a nice visual contrast. This helps the watch look its best while also offering a firm, comfortable fit on the wrist. Zelos's lugs are set 20mm apart, which keeps the overall case size manageable despite its on-paper 40mm diameter. The same design principle applies to the bezel, which is a good size but not so big as to overwhelm the rest of the watch.

Under the hood is a new Swiss Made, LJP G100 Soigne automatic movement with a remarkable 68 hour power reserve. This is a high-end caliber that easily competes with premium movements like the ETA 2892 and Sellita SW-200, which is exactly what Zelos has been looking for with its new range of watches.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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