I’ve been on the hunt for a GMT for quite some time now, but there hasn’t been one that has appealed to me aesthetically, is readily available and at a price that I’m comfortable with for me to click the “Add To Cart” button. So I’ve resorted to finding an alternative solution and started a running list of durable, everyday steel watches that come with a 12 hour bezel. Enter the recently released Zelos Spearfish which I’ve immediately added to that list. There’s a lot to like with the Zelos Spearfish, and for my taste and what I look for in a steel sport watch, the Zelos Spearfish 12HR Frost is right up my alley and packs a heck of a punch.
Zelos is a brand that is well received by watch enthusiasts and has been on my radar for quite some time. That being said, I have yet to look into their watches from a watch writer’s perspective and the more I dive deeper into their catalog, the more I notice the distinctive qualities and attention to detail that separates Zelos from other microbrands. With the Zelos Spearfish 12 HR Frost, the details start with the bezel. The steel bezel comes with a ceramic insert and the faded sickly green Arabic numerals, each separated by a vertical hash mark, stand out against the brushed charcoal tone. Legibility is a highlight for the Zelos Spearfish Frost. The bold trapezoidal markers with dark polished surrounds and the orange seconds hand pops against the white dial. And looking more closely at that white dial, you’ll notice a subtle texture resembling a guilloche pattern radiating from the center. Like I said, it’s all in the attention to detail.