Hands-On: RZE Valour 38 – The lightest RZE, yet…

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RZE debuts their lightest titanium watch yet, the Valour 38; a versatile automatic field watch at an accessible price point starting on Kickstarter in August 2022.

Celebrating their second anniversary and with the experience of five watch releases RZE watches uses the valuable experiences and customer feedback to launch a field watch. Combining the art of titanium watchmaking with the goal to produce durable and affordable timepieces.

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As the name suggests, the Valor 38 has the same shape as the Valor Chronograph, just a little smaller in diameter. This case shape allows the watch to be recognized as an RZE at first glance. Listening to the community, the manufacturer has launched a smaller diameter as requested by many. This new case size is complimented by a clean, classic, field watch design.

Perhaps the lightest automatic field watch on the market

Paired with the RZE NATO strap the Valour 38 only weighs 57 grams. Along with the small diameter, you barely notice the watch on your wrist while you can focus on your climbing way or narrow jungle path.

The case is finished with a mix of satin and bead-blasted surfaces, showcasing the skilled “artisans’ mastery of aerospace titanium” capabilities of finishing. Furthermore, the case is preserved by the iconic, tried, and tested RZE UltraHex coating, which greatly increases the strength of the usually easily scratchable titanium surface. This special treatment makes the surface 8-times harder than stainless steel and prevents simple oxidation.

Available in five crisp matte dials at launch beneath an inner-coated AR sapphire crystal, the Valour 38’s tech specs are far from pedestrian. Equipped with a screw-down crown and case-back, the watch is water resistant to 100m, so despite being so light that you may forget that you’re wearing anything at all, you won’t have to worry about protecting it from the elements on your adventures. 

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Clean, classic, field watch design with 12- and 24-hour numerals, lumed indices, and baton hands

Under an inner-coated AR sapphire crystal, there is a nicely made and finely printed matte dial. The Valour 38 comes in 5 different dial colors at launch.

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Lumed indices, -baton hands and RZE logo at 6 o’clock 

The lume of the Valour 38 is delicate but completely adequate for a field watch. Cool details are a lumed seconds hand tip and RZE logo at 6 o‘clock.

RZE Field on the wrist

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RZE Valour 38 paired with RZE’s new FKM rubber strap with quick release spring bars (wrist circumference 18 cm/7″) 

With a thickness of just 11 mm and a compact 45 mm lug-to-lug, the titanium Valour 38 will wear comfortably on your wrist and slips smoothly beneath the sleeve of a tactical shirt. This watch is the perfect companion for your outdoor adventures or casual days in the park. It wears very well on wrists from 5-8” / 12,5-19 cm.

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RZE Valour 38 paired with RZE’s new NATO-inspired single-pass strap (wrist circumference 18 cm/7″) 

The Valour 38 comes with two different straps, an own designed single pass NATO strap, based on a classic NATO strap, just one layered and a bit shorter, and an FKM rubber strap with quick release spring bars. The NATO strap gives the watch a more tactical feel and look. When you choose to go to the beach and water, the rubber strap is a perfect choice.

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Measuring just 11 mm thick with a compact 45 mm lug-to-lug (wrist circumference 18 cm/7″) 

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Titanium Hardware on the single-pass NATO strap

Titanium watches are particularly practical for allergy sufferers, and then the bracelet hardware must of course also be made of titanium.

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Covered by a screw-down case back works the SII NH38A Automatic Movement

The Valour 38 field watch launches on Kickstarter in early August 2022 with a price starting at only 219 USD. Whether your journey takes you to the deepest of desk dives or the summit of mountains, the RZE Valour 38 will always be the right companion for these adventures.

Specifications

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  • Case: Grade 2 Titanium with ULTRAHex Coating (up to ~1200Hv hardness)
  • Case Size: 38mm
  • Case Thickness: 11mm
  • Lug size: 20mm
  • Lug to lug: 45mm
  • Movement: SII NH38A Automatic Movement
  • Water Resistance: 100m (330ft) / 10ATM
  • Crown: Screw-down crown with custom reverse engraved logo
  • Dial: Matt dials with printed Luminova
  • Hands: Baton hands with Luminova
  • Lens: Sapphire crystal with inner-side AR
  • Strap: Nylon NATO strap with UltraHex™ titanium hardware
  • Case Back: Screw-down solid titanium case-back.

More information on https://eu.rzewatches.com/


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