Off the Cuff: RZE Endeavour

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
RZE Endeavour @calibre321

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
Purpose-driven design @calibre321

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
Two-tone Swiss Super-LumiNova @calibre321

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
Everyday carry @calibre321

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
Medallion Yellow, Azure Blue, Rescue Orange, and Hunter Green

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SPECS

CaseTitanium /w UltraHex Coating
40.5mm Diameter
46mm Lug to Lug
12.5mm Thick
20mm Lug Width
120-Click Uni-directional Bezel
200m Water Resistance
Dial & CrystalFlat Sapphire /w AR Undercoating
Textured Dial
Applied Indices
BGW9 Super-LumiNova
MovementNH38A
24 Jewels
21 600bph
41-Hour power Reserve
StrapTitanium Bracelet /w Milled Clasp
RZE Endeavour

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RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review

Angular, assertive design @calibre321

Of Interest

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
Solid titanium construction @calibre321

Quibbles

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
RZE Endeavour Rescue Orange @calibre321

Final Thoughts

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.

RZE Endeavour New Colourways Microbrand Watch Review
RZE Endeavour @calibre321

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