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Zuriner Depth-charge Zv-01

ZURINER is a recent Hong Kong based Watch Company founded by Canadian watch connoisseur, Dave Simmons. He has a passion for precision-built timepieces with leading edge technology. He is inspired by the design of many popular men´s watches. We were lucky enough to get our hands on the stunning Zuriner Depth Charge ZV-01, the watch (you might be wondering) is a homage/salute of the PANERAI Radiomir Egiziano, but... with a much more affordable price tag.

Our first note must go out to Dave for sending us the watch for review, it was an absolute pleasure to "test drive" this stunning timepiece. And now, on to the watch...We must write a few words about the smart black box the watch arrives in, it is very imposing and has great presentation, but beware if you have small storage space at home, this thing is huge! Opening the box you can now understand why it is so imposing, it matches the presence of the watch! Inside you will find the Depth-Charge ZV-01 fitted with a beautiful thick, rugged, brown, soft buttery leather strap, also provided is an extra brown leather strap allowing you to decide witch fits the character of the watch better. Also included is a fancy, black jeweler screwdriver for changing out the straps.

As we mentioned before the Depth-Charge is a modern interpretation of the classic PANERAI Radiomir Egiziano. The "Egiziano" boasted a huge 60mm diameter, the Depth-Charge however, features a more manageable 48mm, making it a mans watch! There is absolutely nothing feminine about it, and be prepared to strap it tight if you have a thin wrist.

The case of the Depth-Charge is one of the most standout features of the watch, it is made of stainless steel with DLC(Diamond-like-carbon) coating. DLC is a hard carbon film, composed mainly of carbon and hydrogen, making it very hard with excellent abrasion resistance. Zuriner watches that are DLC processed are highly durable with a silky smooth surface. It meets the demands of an active lifestyle while conveying a subtle elegance and subdued strength.
The most predominate feature of the case is the PANERAI-style crown locking device, showing great attention to detail, it matches the flowing lines of the Zuriner Depth-Charge case perfectly. Also made of stainless steel it is designed to withstand impact offering unparalleled protection to the crown and movement. It also features a rotational bezel and has a water-resistance of 20 ATM, 200 meters or 660 feet.

Inside the 48mm x 15mm case runs a Swiss Unitas ETA 6497 movement(manual wind), 17 jewels with a 21.6K BPH. The power reserve ensures that you’ll run 46 hours without winding. It features a sandwich dial with the indexes, hour, minute, and small second hands painted with Superluminova.

The Depth-Charge ZV-01 comes in 6 different variations: two finishes, brushed steel or DLC(Diamond-like-carbon) and two crown positions, regular or lefty.

Overall, this is a well-executed watch, precision-built to last out of high quality components. It is nice and chunky, but comfortable, sits nicely on the wrist and it definitely has presence. If you like the aesthetic of the Penarai but can´t afford one, then you will be happy with this purchase.

SPECIFICATIONS

• Swiss UNITAS ETA-6497 Movement, 17 Jewels, 21,600 BPH (3 Hz)
• Manual winding, 46 hour power reserve
• Stainless Steel (ASI Standard 316L) with DLC Coating case
• Stainless Steel (ASI Standard 316L), brushed finishing with 6 screws case back
• Stainless Steel (ASI Standard 316L) Rotating Bezel with DLC Coating
• Double-layered black dial with applied indexes painted with Superluminova
• Hour, minute, and small second hands painted with Superluminova
• K1 Mineral Crystal with anti-reflection treatment
• Flip-Open Stainless Steel Crown-Guard with DLC Coating. Effectively protects the crown and movement from impacts without adding pressure to the movement
• 20 ATM (200 Meters, 660 feet) water-resistance
• 48 mm diameter excluding the Crown-Guard , 15 mm height, 24 mm strap width
• Comes with black or brown easily changeable fine leather strap with 1.6 mm screws
• Stainless Steel (ASI Standard 316L) DLC Coating Buckle with logo
• AA Grade DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) Coating
• 2 years international warranty

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