Fledgling watch company RZE has just launched its first-ever dive watch, the Endeavour, and it presents itself as a very intriguing new option to anyone who’s particularly rough on their watches.
Unlike most sports watches that are made from stainless steel, the Endeavour is crafted from titanium. Titanium is considerably lighter and stronger than steel, but it’s also a lot more susceptible to scratches. Because of titanium’s durability issues when it comes to scratches, the material is not found in watches nearly as often as is steel. But RZE has found a solution to titanium’s main drawback with its in-house UltraHex coating. Applied to both the case and bracelet, the coating makes the Endeavour’s titanium 8x more scratch-resistant than 316L stainless steel. Throw in a reliable Seiko automatic movement, bi-color Super-Luminova, VITON gasket-backed 200m water resistance, classic sports watch styling, and a crowd-pleasing 40.5mm case size, and the RZE Endeavour suddenly becomes one of the most attractive divers on the market at its price point. It’s available now for preorder on RZE’s website for $359.