The Eagle offers a technically groundbreaking case inspired by modern fighter jets.
The case consists of 2 major components to create a visually complex timepiece. The central case is finely machined with grooves akin to a jet engine. It also holds the movement and dial, providing crucial water resistance (200M). An outer case is then attached. It is designed with aerodynamic angles when viewed head on, yet with vast cutouts on the sides. These cutouts represent the weight savings and structural requirements of modern high performance aircraft. A varying mix of sandblasted and brushed textures increases its complexity. Finally, a matching crown is modeled after the grooves of an engine nozzle.
The high double domed crystal is also an important aspect of the Eagle. Fighter jets require excellent visibility through the use of a bubble cockpit and we wanted to simulate that effect with a highly domed crystal. AR coating is used to reduce reflections normally encountered with such crystals.
The “engine” of the Eagle is the tried and tested Miyota 9015. A turbine backplate partially covers the movement to offer a tantalizing peek into its workings. Each and every watch will be engraved with its serial number as well. Such a modern design had to have equally high performing specs. It is designed to survive depths of up to 200 meters, even without being designed as a diver’s timepiece. DLC coating provides a durable shield against wear. Luminous is also provided by a sandwich dial. In terms of brightness, the E-1A (BGW9) comes out tops followed by the E-1B and E-1C both using C1 with a dye to achieve a slightly different daylight color.
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel Case with Black PVD coating
Dial Color: Black
Case Size: Width 42 mm x Height 16 mm x Length mm
Movement: Miyota 9015
Crystal: 4mm thick double domed Sapphire. AR coated
Display Back: Exhibition Back
Lume: BGW9 Super-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 200 M
With the introduction of the Eagle, I can easily say this is Zelos’s best watch to date, in terms of design, construction and innovation. Quite frankly, this is not your run of the mill microbrand watch. And I don’t say that to put any other brand down either. I review each watch for what it is. The Zelos Eagle is not a sub homage, it is not a IWC Big Pilot homage or a vintage style diver. No, it is a unique piece that took a lot of thought and skill to bring it all together.