Twice As Light, Just As Strong
The story of Zodiac Swiss watches begins way back in 1882, when watchmaker Ariste Calame set up shop and began producing timepieces. Calame was obsessed with creating the most accurate watch in the world, and his relentless drive set the tone for the company. Over the decades, Zodiac timepieces have pioneered a whole raft of innovations, from streamlined cases to shock-proof movements. A particularly noteworthy breakthrough came in 1953, when Zodiac released the Sea Wolf dive watch. Alongside models from Rolex and Blancpain, this rugged, high-performance diver was one of the world’s first commercially available dive watches. Now updated with modern engineering, it’s still the flagship of the Zodiac lineup today. The Sea Wolf collection is a prime example of what distinguishes Zodiac watches for today’s buyer. The brand deftly calls on its storied history with its vintage-inspired designs, and its timepieces combine tool watch functionality with handsome lines and eye-catching finishes, so you can wear ‘em just about anywhere.
Zodiac watches feature several signature elements. The iconic Zodiac logo is displayed prominently on the crowns, buckles, and casebacks, and just like their tool watch forebears, today’s models are built for everyday reliability in all conditions. The brand’s mechanical watches are powered by in-house made Swiss STP movements, and Super-LumiNova paint on the hands and indexes makes them easy to read, even in low light (or underwater). Finally, Zodiac pairs their watches with bands made from only the best materials, including Italian leather and natural rubber. They’re the perfect complement to the watches’ refined, purposeful layouts, and they also make these timepieces super comfortable to wear.
Wondering where to start? You can’t go wrong with one of Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf models. Arguably the brand’s best-known watch, the Super Sea Wolf is a winning combination of no-nonsense dive watch heritage and modern, streamlined aesthetics. Features like a rotating bezel and 200-meter water resistance rating recall its original purpose—helping divers stay safe under the waves—and the clean dial layout gives it a sleek, modern appearance. It’s an ideal balance that’ll make any wrist well-equipped for an average day or a black-tie event—we like to say only a Zodiac can dress just as well with a sweatband as it can cufflinks.