Off the Cuff: RZE Endeavour Glacier Dial

RZE has opened 2023 with a new edition of its popular Endeavour dive watch. This time around, the Glacier Collection features a new gallery of dials inspired by some of the world’s most breathtaking icesheets. The most recent iteration also boasts an updated clasp that will make adventuresome fans quite happy.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
RZE Endeavour “Ross Ice” Glacier Dial @calibre321


Designed primarily as an everyday carry, the Endeavour diver is constructed from solid titanium, making it extremely lightweight, even on the bracelet. Like past references, the watch has also been treated with the proprietary UltraHex™–a coating which reportedly attains ~1200Hv on the Vickers Hardness Scale. At ten times the strength of stainless steel, this makes the watch highly resistant to scratches and corrosion.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Same titanium construction @calibre321

The Glacier Collection maintains its angular, assertive case—which measures 40.5mm in diameter and a very comfortable 46mm lug to lug. For a 200m diver, the watch is also a respectable 12.5mm thick, providing a low profile which could easily tuck under a sleeve or a glove if necessary. The Endeavour’s titanium finish has an industrial, bead-blasted appearance that suits its purposeful design. It has drilled lugs and the case and crown are both screw-down.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
120-click, unidirectional bezel @calibre321

The matching bezel is unidirectional and 120-click, with a tight, beveled coin edge. The action is sharp with no back play. It has an engraved, fully graduated dive scale which has been backfilled in black for increased legibility, as well. The flat sapphire crystal sits slightly proud and has been treated with an anti-reflective undercoating.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Textured dial inspired by glacial ice patterns @calibre321

Beneath that crystal is the star of the new line. The dial has been meticulously crafted to reflect the textures and natural patterns present in glacial ice. The Ross Ice iteration, featured here, resembles the corrugated surface of polar mountain ranges, their sinuous valleys and furrowed ridgelines. From distance, the dial can at times appear iridescent. When viewed up close, the true intricacy of the design reveals itself in pitted rifts and ribbed arteries. Standing above this are distinct baton indices, with a broader rectangle at twelve. These are mirrored in the chapter ring with circular plots, interspersed in a black minute track.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Focus on legibility @calibre321
RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Slim, utilitarian profile with drilled lugs and screw-down crown @calibre321

The markers and the pencil-style hands have been treated with a mix of C3 and BGW9 Super-LumiNova. When charged, they offer a bright, long-lasting light show. The bezel pip at twelve has also been treated.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
New clasp design @calibre321

To match its workhorse construction, the Endeavour is equipped with SII NH35A—a 3Hz, automatic movement with a 41-hour power reserve. This version of the calibre also has a date complication which has been positioned at three o’clock on the dial.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Mix of C3 and BGW9 Super-LumiNova @calibre321

At first blush, the titanium bracelet appears to be the brand’s standard H-link. It has the same sharp taper from 20mm at the lugs to 16mm at the buckle. The links are nicely beveled and fully articulating. Like the case, the bracelet has also been treated in UltraHex. However, the clasp has undergone a redesign and now houses an on-the-fly micro-adjustment system that allows for incremental changes throughout the day, without the use of special tools. It also opens wide enough for the band to pass over a wet suit, adding significantly to its versatility. Optionally, you can select a HexaFlex rubber strap. Or, better yet, get both.

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Hidden micro-adjustment system under the clasp @calibre321


CaseTitanium /w UltraHex™ Coating
40.5mm Diameter
46mm Lug to Lug
12.5mm Thick
20mm Lug Width
Unidirectional, 120-Click Bezel
Screw Down Crown & Case Back
200m Water Resistance
Dial & CrystalFlat Sapphire Crystal
/w AR
Applied Markers
Date Window @ 3
C3 & BGW9 Super-LumiNova
MovementSeiko NH35A
24 Jewels
21 600bph
41-Hour Power Reserve
StrapH-Link Titanium Bracelet /w UltraHex™
and On-the-Fly Micro-adjust
& Quick Release Spring Bars
Optional: HexaFlex Rubber Strap

RZE Endeavour Glacier Dial


Of Interest

RZE hopes to encourage responsible adventuring with this new iteration of the Endeavour. Glaciers, which cover 10% of the Earth’s surface, are disappearing at an alarming rate. The new Endeavour is a reminder that as everyday adventurers, we should keep sustainability at the forefront of our plans. The Ross Ice dial, for its part, pays homage to the largest ice shelf in Antarctica. On average, the floe is several hundred metres thick and more than 800 km across. Discovered by Sir James Clark Ross in 1841, it was originally dubbed the Great Ice Barrier, as it appeared to halt any further progress south by sea. Numerous attempts on the South Pole were staged from here. 

There is a total of five new dials in the Glacier Collection, including the Vatnajökull (Pale Blue), Yulong (Jade Green), Tronador (Black), and Blaueis (Deep Blue).

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Short lug to lug makes the Endeavour a comfortable fit @calibre321


RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
Assertive design language  @calibre321


I once wrote that it was difficult to find fault with the RZE Endeavour, but that a diver’s extension and push-button clasp would be nice. Voilà!

RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection Watch Review
RZE Endeavour Glacier Collection @calibre321

Final Thoughts

The glacier-inspired, textured dials of the new RZE Endeavour add a dollop of visual interest to what is otherwise a straightforward tool watch design. Beyond this, enthusiasts can expect the same level of robust construction and utilitarian badassery that have come to characterise the brand’s work. The addition of the on-the-fly micro-adjust mechanism only adds to the utility and function of what was already an excellent piece. But this update demonstrates the watchmaker’s democratic approach to building timepieces. It shows that if fans ask, they shall receive. Micro-adjustment clasps, while extremely advantageous, frequently add to the bulk of a clasp. It’s a tradeoff for convenience. This is not the case here. With RZE–and the Endeavour, particularly–you get a commitment to quality, time after time. 

The RZE Endeavour Glacier Dial is available on bracelet for the pre-launch price of $499USD. Deliveries are expected in June 2023. After this, the watch will retail for $549. For more information, please visit the brand website


About the author

Brent Robillard is a writer, educator, craftsman, and watch enthusiast. He is the author of four novels. You can follow him on Instagram.

Off The Cuff articles are full-length, hands-on reviews of the watch in question and represent the opinion of the author only. All photos are original, unless specified otherwise. If you would like to have your watch reviewed on this site, contact us here.

9 thoughts on “Off the Cuff: RZE Endeavour Glacier Dial

    1. darrenstollings

      RZE is a brand I haven’t given the most consideration but this article has opened my eyes to the badassery the brand has to offer. Great article man

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