Building on Excellence: The Zelos Spearfish GMT
It seems like every time Zelos releases a new watch, I have to wake up early in the morning just to time how quickly it sells out. The Aurora, for example, sold out some colorways in just over a minute. Even some of its most expensive watches - the Vitesse Chronograph, for example - sold out some within ten minutes. I've yet to see a Zelos drop that didn't sell out at least some colorways instantly, with many collections getting completely sold out within hours, if not minutes.
As of this writing, the Aventurine and Meteorite models sold out in the first five minutes. The Bumblebee and Frost editions are still available, but let's be reasonable: a sub-$1000 GMT with a Swiss SW330-2 movement boasting 56 hours of power reserve, a 200m water resistance rating, and a custom skeletonized rotor under a sapphire display caseback isn't likely to stay in stock long.
The Spearfish GMT takes most of its design cues from its older sibling, the Spearfish diver that, coincidentally, happens to be the first microbrand watch I ever bought. It's a bit thicker than the diver (by about 1.5mm) to accommodate that thicker GMT movement and the ceramic insert on the bezel has been replaced by a sapphire one, but the DNA of the original Spearfish is clear to see in the handset, dials, and indices.
Of particular note are the aforementioned Aventurine and Meteorite dials, which seem to sell out first every time they are introduced. Priced at $50 and $100 more than the other two models, those two (which, again, are now sold out) bring the two most popular dials across a number of Zelos' collection to the Spearfish GMT. The Meteorite one is especially striking, featuring a bi-color 24-hour bi-directional bezel that, in my opinion, looks to be the best of all four colorways.
The Spearfish GMT Frost and Bumblebee Yellow are still available as of this post. You can get them here.