Today, we’ll investigate the Prometheus Zenobia, the most recent watch made for the consistently developing Divers Watches Facebook Group.
We’ve now inspected around a modest bunch of restricted version plunge watches made by different miniature brands as a team with the (DWFG). The gathering, headed to a great extent by Andreas of Cyprus, keeps on growing its enrollment as the biggest watch bunch on the incredible online media network. truth be told, at season of composing, there are almost 48,000 members! With the majority of the individuals sharing a genuine eagerness for sea capable watches, it’s empowered Andreas to work with more modest brands to make redid watches that individuals ought to enjoy. The pieces, regardless of the producer, all contain the DWFG logo some place on the dial, and most have sold out quickly. So we should take a gander at the freshest DWFG piece and choose whether it will satisfy individuals from the gathering: the Prometheus Zenobia.
Info: Prometheus and the MS Zenobia
Before jumping into the subtleties of the Prometheus Zenobia, we should explain a couple things. First, who is Prometheus and second, what’s a “Zenobia”. If you’re confounded, don’t stress as I needed to look into both as well! Prometheus is a miniature brand out of Portugal (like Borealis – another associate with the DWFG) that was established in 2008. They represent considerable authority in plunge watches that frequently acquire plan attributes from 60’s and 70’s models, they offer watches with over 300M of water opposition, and intend to do as such at a moderate price. While the watches contain parts from everywhere, it’s nothing unexpected that China is a major ally to help keep costs in line. Regarding Zenobia, this is a totally unique subject. The MS Zenobia was a huge Swedish-assembled “move on move off” (short for – vehicles and trucks could be driven here and there the ship) ship that was dispatched in May, 1980 in the Mediterranean.
Notoriously, it sank scarcely a month later off the shore of Cyprus (Larnaca to be careful) because of programming blunders that more than once overflowed its weight tanks (oops!). On the positive front, nobody was apparently harmed, yet an announced 200M GBP of freight was lost! The MS Zenobia sank 1,500 meters from the coast in a shallow 42 meters of water. And now we come back around to the plunge watch within reach since this disaster area is reliably casted a ballot as one of the best 10 jump destinations on the planet because of its availability, shifting degrees of trouble, and enormous measure of ocean life that makes its home on the submerged vessel. You can see a straightforward side perspective on the boat working on this issue back alongside data about its sinking.
Prometheus Zenobia – Good for 500 meters
The Prometheus Zenobia is a 500M jump watch in tempered steel that will be accessible in a run of 300 all out watches. With 6(!!) diverse dial tones, 5 of which can be indicated with or without date work, they’ll be specially made and, accordingly, the designation is TBD. In request to cover the bases for both the banner shades of Cyprus and Sweden, we have dial decisions of dark, green, orange, blue and yellow. These, as referenced, can be requested with or without date. All watches will utilize the workhorse programmed ETA 2824-2. We’re likewise offered a variant (no date just) with a shooting star dial and on the grounds that I’ve not had a lot of involvement in the material, I selected to attempt one of these.
At 43mm x 49mm, the Prometheus Zenobia is a moderately squat jump watch and that makes it very wearable for my thin wrists. Compared to a portion of different watches that the DWFG has delivered, this is among the most comfortable.
At first look, with its 4:00 screw down crown and level artistic lumed 120 snap uni-directional bezel, it seems to share a great deal of its plan language with the green Seiko SLA019 that was delivered last year. That’s not something terrible and I’d even say that this watch, with an absolute thickness of 13.6mm, is somewhat simpler to wear. And while I didn’t photo the Zenobia in low light, it blasts with its light blue Superluminova BGW9. That lume is found in abundant amounts on the dial, hands, and bezel.
A Different Bracelet for a Micro Brand Diver
Now, I unquestionably have a model form of the Prometheus Zenobia (it was clarified that the thickness of the shooting star dial will require some acclimation to the crown position and that the test watch has a STP development rather than an ETA), yet it was as yet a pleasant watch to wear two or three days. The thin drags and one of the better reconciliations of a wristband onto a case by a miniature brand just served to upgrade the experience. What I mean about that last point identifies with the end links. I’ve tried a lot of miniature and full scale marked watches where these show up as unfathomably modest, however these look very good. With the arm band, I have a couple reservations. First, the 22mm arm band doesn’t tighten at all as it makes a beeline for the fasten and keeping in mind that that doesn’t influence its presentation, it looks somewhat massive and can feel that path in the heat. Second, I appreciate the plan of the connections and the vibe while on the arm, yet the wristband did really “wrinkle” now and then when adjoining joins were twisted in reverse by 180 degrees. And at long last, I truly criticize the catch since it’s practically incredible with its press button opening and press button wet suit adjustment. Even the logo and rotating brushed/cleaned surfaces look great. It’s basically that this fasten has become the “go to” for most miniature brand plunge watch brands, so a slimmer, diverse take would be nice. But once more, everything in regards to the wristband and fasten functioned admirably and the surfaces were pleasantly finished.
And so now we come to the dial of the Prometheus Zenobia and in all honesty, this is the same amount of an assessment piece on shooting star however a medium as it seems to be a conversation about the watch’s dial design. I’ve since a long time ago respected the vibe of shooting star on watch dials, for example, those on different Speedmasters , yet they’re costly and I discovered them to be all in all too ornate. Still, it’s hard not to appreciate having something on your wrist that began in space, later blew through the world’s air, just to smash into its surface.
So for what reason would the Zenobia have a shooting star dial as an option. Well, this shooting star is from the Muonionlasta, which is a shooting star that affected current Sweden (there’s the association with the watch) and Finland countless years ago. Composition insightful, it’s most elevated in iron and nickel and it contains those exquisite striations known as Widmanstätten patterns.
With a shooting star dial, each one is different. Some presumably show as more silver while some might be hazier grey. What I found on my Prometheus Zenobia is that the white composition on the dial mixed in a considerable amount and the equivalent can be said for the silver applied brand logo and record surrounds. I really can’t help thinking about what dark would resemble, however it may mix into the more obscure parts. most importantly shooting star, because of its fluctuation across even one dial, makes things difficult. On the other hand, that is essential for the fun and I unquestionably had no issue of perusing the time during the daylight. One other goody significant is the section ring inscription. On a generally plane impeccable section ring, there is a dark engraving at 12:00 expressing “MS Zenobia – Sweden” and another at 6:00 expressing “Cyprus – Larnaca Bay – 42m Deep”.
Reasonable and Limited to 300 Pieces
This carries me to the purposes of evaluating, accessibility, and maybe the ones that genuinely check; is this watch beneficial and who ought to be interested. If you pick a shaded dial, $550 is the last cost ($100 due now and $450 when the watches are prepared in mid-August). The shooting star dial comes in at $750. All watches will come numbered, with a long term guarantee and a movement case. Regarding my last considerations about the Prometheus Zenobia, I believe it’s a truly decent jumper and the valuing unquestionably isn’t offensive. There are a lot of shading alternatives and I truly like the shooting star offering despite the fact that it appears to be that there are an ever increasing number of watches being delivered with such dials. Regarding who might and ought to be keen on this watch – beside 300 plunge watch dependent individuals from the DWFG – indeed, that is easy! Anyone who dove the disaster area of the MS Zenobia (or plans to do as such) and left away with incredible recollections may consider this to be an important keepsake. Once again, a job done the right way to Andreas and Prometheus on this little run restricted version plunge watch.
For more data on the Prometheus Zenobia and to see the different dial tones, head to the brand’s .