Zelos has had a pretty good run since its first Kickstarter campaign that launched the Helmsman in 2014. The brand has since released a total of five models: two divers (Helmsman and Abyss), two contemporary pieces (Chroma and Cosmos), and a pilot’s watch (the Eagle). Zelos is back once more with a ’70s-inspired 1000-meter dive watch dubbed the Hammerhead, and it’s ready for pre-order.
The Hammerhead’s cushion case measures 44mm in diameter with a 49mm lug-to-lug length and a height of 17mm. Some of that height comes from the impressive doubled domed sapphire crystal (the watch measures 14.5mm without it). It’s a rather hard-looking design, featuring distinct angles and lines not often seen on a cushion case. The crown (signed with a lumed logo) at four o’clock is large and easy to operate, as is the prominent 120-click unidirectional bezel. Powering the Hammerhead is the Seiko NH35 automatic movement.