The outstanding feature of this watch is undoubtedly the meteorite dial. Limited to 182 pieces and crafted from the Gibeon meteorite found in Namibia, it possesses an otherworldly allure. The primary composition of this exquisite space rock is an iron-nickel alloy, which forms a captivating interwoven crystal pattern known as the Widmanstätten pattern, impossible to replicate artificially. The meteorite is therefore the only source for acquiring it. To complement the natural grey hue of the dial, the stainless steel case and bracelet have been treated with a gray DLC coating, resulting in a striking finish.
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Meteorite: Product Details
・ STP calibre 1-11 automatic movement
・ 26 jewels
・ 44 hour power reserve
・ meteorite dial
・ gray DLC Coated stainless steel screw-down caseback
・ screw down crown
・ unidirectional rotating mineral crystal bezel
・ sapphire crystal
・ C3 Super-LumiNova on hands and markers
・ gray DLC coated stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp
・ water resistant to 200 metres
・ diameter: 40mm
・ thickness: 13.6mm
・ lug width: 20mm
In a competitive market for dive watches, ZODIAK stands apart from other watch manufacturers with its fearless use of colour. As early as the 1960s, ZODIAK was producing watches with unusual colour combinations, such as pale blue for the bezel against a bright neon orange and black dial that jumped out among the sea of mostly conservative all-black dive watches at the time.
ZODIAK was built on value and volume during its golden era from the ’50s to the ’70s. The watches provided an affordable tool that could stand up to the circumstances the adventurous wearers often found themselves in, be it diving, racing, or crawling through the jungle. Modern ZODIAK doesn’t stray from that formula, and the watches put forth a very strong value proposition. Swiss Technology Production (STP), Fossil Group’s in-house movement manufacturer, supplies movements for many ZODIAK watches. In addition, the modern designs are tasteful and thoughtful interpretations of the watches that built the ZODIAK name and forged its reputation as a reliable tool watchmaker.