Zodiac was founded in 1882 by Ariste Calame. Their headquarters can be found in Locle Switzerland. The name Zodiac was patented in 1908 when he started to manufacture wristwatches. In 1953 we saw the introduction of the Sea Wolf, one of the first commercial purpose-built dive watches. On October 1, 2001, Fossil Inc. purchased the worldwide rights to the Zodiac brand name for approximately $4.7 million.
We have here a fantastic unworn Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53, it’s 40mm stainless steel case has brushed and polished surfaces with straight lugs. At 49mm lug to lug length, you can be sure of a comfortable fit on the wrist as the lugs gently angle. On the right side, a signed screw-down crown. The bezel has a baby blue dive insert, holding a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Its dark blue dial has a broad white outer minute track. Large applied block indexes are filled with C3 Super-LumiNova marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window. Broad C3 Super-LumiNova filled baton hands, the minute hand is baby blue in contrast to the stainless steel hour hand. The center seconds hand has a square tip. Making the dial very legible in all types of lighting conditions. This watch really does make a statement of intent. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Zodiac symbol embossed in the center. Inside the Fossil Groups in-house manufactured Automatic STP Cal. 3-13, 26 Jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour. It has hand winding and hacking with a quick set date function. Fitted on its original 20mm Zodiac blue canvas strap with a signed push-button deployment.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Zodiac box and Zodiac paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original blue canvas strap with a signed deployment clasp. The watch is from August 2019 and is in completely unworn condition and brand new. The watch comes with its manufactures warranty which is transferable to the new owner by simply possessing the card in the package.
The Zodiac Seawolf is a range of watches that has true history and looks fantastic, best of both worlds! I've always wanted to source a great original Seawolf for the personal collection until that day I'll maybe settle with a modern... But wow, they are fantastic and build so well, no surprises that this flew away before it even landed on the website!