Axios Flagship "Defiance"
Axios Flagship "Defiance"
$499.00 USD

FLAGSHIP 40 | 200m MIYOTA 9015 "Defiance"

Golden hands and accents contrasting against a black dial and sapphire coin-edge bezel with a dash of red at the 12 o'clock triangular marker. The Flagship Defiance owes its name to the HMS Defiance - "the fastest 74 gun ship in the British fleet" who sailed alongside the Victory in the Battle of Trafalgar.

  • Case size: 40 MM
  • Case Thickness: 11.2 MM / (13.2 MM with box sapphire crystal)
  • Water Resistance: 200 M
  • Movement: Japanese Miyota 9015 / Automatic
  • Dial: Black


A truly excellent watch tells a story, and the story of the Flagship finds its spirit in the man of Horatio Nelson, Vice Admiral of the British Royal Navy. As a commander, Lord Nelson was a brilliant naval strategist and best known for his decisive role in the Battle of Trafalgar in October of 1805.

Etched onto the caseback of each Flagship is the HMS Victory, the last flagship of Lord Nelson as he sailed into battle against Napoleon's larger naval force.

Full Specifications

  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Case Thickness: 11.2mm (13.2mm with box crystal)
  • Lug to Lug: 46.5mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Water Resistance: 200m 
  • Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Case back: Closed, Screwed Down
  • Crown: Screwed Down
  • Bezel: Sapphire 120 Click Unidirectional Bezel
  • Crystal: Box Sapphire with Inner Anti-reflective Coating
  • Dial: Sunburst with Applied Indices
  • Luminescence: C3 X1 and BGW9 Swiss Super-LumiNova
  • Warranty: 1 Year International


  • The Victory, Defiance and Ajax variants do not have lume on the red triangle that is at 12 o’clock on the sapphire bezel.


The Miyota 9015 is a self-winding movement with an oscillating weight providing a 42-hour power reserve. Featuring a smooth sweep and workhorse reliable performance despite a thin build of 3.9mm. The balance runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour (VPH) and the movement hacks, comprising 24-jeweled bearings. 

  • Japan Made
  • Automatic
  • 24 jewels
  • Hacking
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • 28,800 VPH

Setting the time and date

There are 3 positions for the crown with each designated for a different winding functionality. 

  1. Unscrew the crown to the first position to manually wind the watch.
  2. Pull the crown out to the second position to change the date. Turn the crown clockwise until you reach the correct date. Refrain from changing the date between the time of 10pm to 2am.
  3. Pull the crown out to the furthest position from the watch base to set your watch's time. When the crown is in this last position, the second hand stops in order for you to accurately set the time.

After winding your watch, press the crown back into its original position at the base of the watch, then screw the crown down to ensure the watch is water-tight.