With 3 highly successful watch launches, Zelos presents our most ambitious design yet. A culmination of more than one year of design and development, we are proud to announce the Cosmos.
The hands are the centrepiece of the Cosmos. Like the orbits of satellites, each disk rotates about the axis to display time in a striking manner. Each hand is intricately cut from an extremely thin sheet of metal, remaining feather light to be powered by the Miyota automatic movement. A sandblast finish is finally applied to the hands for an understated look.
The dial has been designed to be visually exceptional. It consists of 4 levels, 2 of which are constructed from sapphire glass. Yes, the ultra hard sapphire glass that adorns most luxury watches. The outer sapphire ring holds the polished hour markers, conveying an illusion of floatation. This outer ring is held by 4 screws which must be attached with great care as sapphire is extremely prone to cracking due to its hardness. An inner sapphire ring serves as a minute track, with the numerals finely laser engraved on each ring. An exquisitely brushed base dial concludes the dial.
A huge sapphire glass serves as the window to the dial. We designed the Cosmos to have a bezel-less design, and the crystal spans the entire diameter of the watch. Its double domed shape and beveled edges compliment the fine machining of the case.
The Cosmos shares a case shape with our previous model, the Chroma. Its svelte curved sides and finely machined grooves offers the wearer a treat when viewed up close. Even the caseback has been developed to mimic the discs, with our signature Rose Gold PVD coated rotor spinning in the background.
Beating in the heart of the Cosmos lies the Miyota 9015. Having used this movement in our previous models, it has proven itself to be the most reliable and accurate Japanese movement available.
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Steel, Rose Gold, PVD Blue
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45mm 316L Stainless Steel case. Lugluss Design which wears slightly smaller than other 45mm watches.
Brushed, polished and sandblasted Case finishings
24 Jewel Automatic Movement Miyota(owned by Citizen) 9015: Japan made and comparable reliability with Swiss movements.
Front Sapphire, Double Domed with beveled edges. Inner AR coating
Engraved logo on seconds hand, crown and buckle.
1 Year International Warranty
Schedule and Timeline
We have all tooling and moulds ready for production. Movements have also been booked which reduces the chance of a shortage due to the popularity of the 9015 movement among watch manufacturers. The sapphire glass mounted on the dial is the most difficult part to manufacture but our prototyping process of over a year has refined these production and assembly techniques.
We expect to begin shipments by June barring any major delays. This timeline accommodates the Chinese New Year holidays which span a month in China. Slight delays which commonly occur are accounted for as well to reduce the likelihood of disappointments.
I'm Elshan and the founder of Zelos. The Cosmos is our fourth model to launch after 3 highly successful releases. Zelos is Greek for zeal which expresses my passion for wristwatches and the primary reason why Zelos was founded. Zelos aims to be a brand with cutting-edge watch designs and quality materials, staying always true to our affordable roots.
Risks and challenges
Delays have plagued many Kickstarter projects, including our previous ones. These delays usually arise due to QC issues or certain parts that are not made to specification. We have projected a much longer delivery time to allow for such delays that might happen. The Chinese new year also happens to fall within the production timeline and factories usually close for a month during this period, hence adding another month to the timeline.
We have reliable suppliers who ensure that the watches delivered are of the best quality, although this sometimes come at the expense of time. However, this attention to quality is extremely important to us as other suppliers might be quicker to deliver an inferior product. We hope you guys agree with our beliefs!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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