At this year’s Windup NYC, there were so many interesting (an unexpected) unveilings of new watches seen by the public for the first time that we had to split our round-up of said watches into multiple posts. So, without further delay, here’s another set of watches we loved that made their public debut at Windup this year. And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our first installment, right here.
Zelos Hammerhead 2
Elshan Tang, proprietor of Zelos Watches, was back this year with a followup to the Hammerhead, the appropriately named Hammerhead 2. The original Hammerhead, Tang’s take on a 70s inspired cushion cased diver with ultra modern specs and an angular aesthetic, has long been sold out, so fans were naturally excited when they spotted the new version at the Zelos table at Windup this year.
Available in stainless steel and bronze cases, and in a variety of colorways, the Hammerhead 2 largely maintains the original’s imposing appearance, and adds a helium escape valve for a touch of additional functionality, if you happen to be a saturation diver (or, if you just happen to enjoy extremely over engineered things, which the Hammerhead 2 most certainly is). This watch is all about heft and wrist presence. While some brands race to create lighter and ever more discreet timepieces, Zelos is going for the opposite here, and if you like the idea of your watch being a giant yet extremely attractive and well made hunk of metal, there’s a ton of appeal here. The Hammerhead 2 is expected to be available on the Zelos website by late November, at a $399 price point. Zelos