The RZE Endeavour is back in stock with an entirely new selection of colourways. The popular titanium diver–originally launched this past summer–looks reenergized in Medallion Yellow, Azure Blue, Hunter Green, and Rescue Orange (featured here). Beyond the dial, little has changed. And that’s a good thing.
The Endeavour is hewn from titanium and coated in the proprietary UltraHex–an anti-scratch coating which purportedly renders the watch eight times harder than 316L stainless steel. It measures a very comfortable 40.5mm in diameter, and only 46mm lug to lug. The watch has a 20mm lug width and is 12.5mm thick. In all, it is a bit of a darling for size. The watch, which has a screwed down crown and caseback, offers 200m of water resistance.
But the dimensions don’t tell you the entire story of the Endeavour. While many brands, of late, have looked to the past for vintage inspiration, the Endeavour’s angular, assertive design is decidedly modern. Tempered somewhat by the warmth of its titanium construction, the Endeavour’s structure of planes and knurling has a very industrial, purposeful tenor. Its bezel is a solid, no-nonsense affair, with highly legible minute indicators, coin-edge chamfering, and an illuminating pip at twelve. The lugs are drilled.
Even its textured dial leaves you with the impression of rugged durability. It’s applied, baton-style indices stand in stark contrast to the various dial colours, and mirror the simple handset. Each of the design cues seems driven first and foremost by its intended function. The lume is a two-tone mix of BGW9 Swiss-Super-LumiNova. It is both strong and long-lasting.
The titanium bracelet is an RZE staple–and common across all the brand’s models. It is a well-rendered, fully-articulating H-link with a milled clasp, and also coated in UltraHex, like the watch.
True to its toolish roots, the Endeavour uses the the ever-popular workhorse Seiko NH38A. This no-date version of the NH35 leaves the dial clean, forgoes the ghost position on the crown, and makes the watch an easy, everyday grab and go.
|Case||Titanium /w UltraHex Coating|
46mm Lug to Lug
20mm Lug Width
120-Click Uni-directional Bezel
200m Water Resistance
|Dial & Crystal||Flat Sapphire /w AR Undercoating|
41-Hour power Reserve
|Strap||Titanium Bracelet /w Milled Clasp|
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The Endeavour caseback has been left largely undecorated. This has been done on purpose. RZE will engrave up to five lines of text here for an extra $45 charge. Should you wish to give the watch as a gift, or to commemorate an event in your own life, this space would allow you to do just that.
At this price point, it is difficult to find fault with the Endeavour. A diver’s extension and push-button release on the clasp would be a nice touch.
The Endeavour is a tidy package. It’s sizing is spot on. The purposeful design leaves nothing wanting. The new colourways add a touch of pizzazz and reflect a trend in the market (consider the Rolex OP). The titanium construction is a little badass, to be frank. It’s lightweight, but tough as nails. Aside from the dial, there is an unmistakeable, sober, utilitarian quality that is reassuring about the Endeavour. It makes me think of Sinn and German pragmatism. On wrist, you barely perceive its presence. But those around you will.
The RZE Endeavour is available now for $499USD. For more information, please visit the brand website.
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It’s a good watch, classic and minimal design but I know they’re capable of a lot more. Can’t dog them for doing something that works, just like to see them go outside the box
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The Endeavor collection from RZE was what put them in my radar!
Looks fabulous on the bracelet. A winner.
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I like the unity of finish