Zelos Watches first launched the Chroma near the end of 2014 via a very successful Kickstarter campaign. The watch had a lugless design with a stacked-style case that we gave the hands-on treatment to Feb. 2015. Since the review, Zelos updated the watch to the Chroma 2, adding lume to the hands and dial indices for better low light legibility, and an aesthetic change to the rotor of the movement. Now, Zelos has announced three new case materials for the Chroma, to be released in limited editions.
The Chroma 2 Limited Editions share base specs:
Case Width: 42mm (w/o crown)
Case Thickness: 11mm
Lug Width: 22mm, hidden lugs
Crystal: Sapphire front and back
Water Resistance: 50M
Movement: Miyota 821A
Warranty: 1 Year
Whereas the original Chroma and Chroma 2 had standard 316L stainless steel cases the new limited editions use three different materials. The first one up is the popular case material of bronze. The Chroma 2 Bronze case is constructed from CuSn8 Bronze. The main attraction is how the bronze ages and discolors as it is worn, giving each piece it’s own unique look. The crown for the Chroma 2 Bronze is black PVD signed with the Zelos logo. The dial, as with previous versions, is kept simple with just the Zelos logo at 12. The minute markers have been tinted to match the bronze color as have the minute and hour hands. The inner ring of the dial is black to match the dial color.