When Ziiiro sent over the Gravity model that I reviewed for you yesterday, they also included another one, their Celeste model (previewed here). In some ways, it’s similar to the Proton we looked at here, but it is different enough that I think it merits a separate look.
As I mentioned, it shares some similarities with the Proton – namely, the colored discs that revolve and overlap to indicate the time. While you can get one that has the same blue and yellow discs, the one we were sent has blue and black discs. Contained within a black steel case, this makes for a much more sophisticated look.
Also like the other Ziiiro models we’ve seen, there’s a quartz movement driving things, a mineral crystal up front, and a rated 30 meters water resistance. From there, though, this model diverges onto it’s own path.
For starters, this one is not interchangeable with the other straps that we’ve seen in the previous reviews. Instead, the movement is permanently mounted in a 40mm PVD case, which itself then has a PVD stainless steel mesh bracelet attached. This was my first experience with a mesh bracelet, and I was pleasantly surprised.
I found it to be quite flexible and very comfortable. The bracelet starts off at 23mm at the lugs, and tapers down to 21mm at the base. In practice, this leads to good proportions on your wrist, and slims down the bulk at the clasp under your wrist. Ultimately, this made for a very comfortable watch.
Frankly, I really like this watch. The color discs are (again) a unique indicator of time, and the marks on the bezel help give you a more accurate indication. And with the color scheme on our review model, it really makes for a classier piece that fits in for a variety of situations.
At current exchange rates, the Celeste can be had for about $200. If you want the PVD black case we’ve shown here, you’ll need to be patient until April, as it’s on backorder. If you’d prefer the grey gunmetal option, however, you’ll get your watch much sooner.