Xēzo Air Commando D-45R & D-45S Replica Watch Review
ince 2001, Xēzo replica watches uk has been producing limited-run timepieces that offer a whole lot of bang for the buck. I recently had a chance to spend some time with two of their pieces, the Xēzo Air Commando D-45R and the Air Commando D-45S chronograph. Though made with the same backbone, each watch offered a unique experience for those seeking a robust, affordably priced Swiss watch that could easily become an everyday wear.
I'll start with the Xēzo Air Commando D-45R, which is definitely the sleeker of the two. The case is crafted from surgical grade 316L stainless steel and is sized at a prominent 45mm. The case weighs 213g, so you'll feel it at first, but throughout the day the D-45R actually disappeared into my routines. Really, it's an aggressive, masculine mechanical watch with an attitude and style that matches its size. The style, size, and design are all in sync and proportional.
This piece features two rotating bezels, with one being used for the obligatory measurement of time passage should you choose to test its 300m water-resistance while diving, and the inner bezel acts as a partial third time-zone. The red hand offers a GMT function, of course. The inner bezel is rotated using the crown located at 10 o'clock. The watch is further guarded against aquatic devastation with a screw-down crown for extra security. As I noted, there is a lot of bang for the buck here, and plenty of little details like this are sometimes skimmed over with brands in this price range.
The dial is a crisp black beneath an anti-reflective-treated sapphire crystal with a magnified date window. Aside from the red accents, the dial is an industrious two-tone with white numerals and under Xēzo's branding you can see that this is a limited edition of 500 pieces. Both the hands and the numerals have been treated with Swiss Luminova, and I personally had no trouble seeing this one in the dark. Xēzo set out to build a tough replica watches, and from a purely aesthetic standpoint, its design helps communicate that intention.