Zodiac Channels 1960s Style With Reissued Sea-Chron Watch
Return of an icon.
If you’re a watch brand like Zodiac, with well over a century of history, finding inspiration to design some of the best luxury tool watches on the market isn’t exactly a hard thing to do. And it’s a distinct positive when a watch like the newly introduced Zodiac Sea-Chron pays homage to an OG 1960s model that was inspiring in its own right.
The original Sea-Chron of decades gone by was an update to the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, and the latest edition has even more bells and whistles than one might expect, coming from “the depths of the Zodiac archives,” according to the watchmaker.
The watchmaker’s five-link stainless steel bracelet is the foundation for the new Sea-Chron, but the 20-minute elapsed timing bezel and added chronograph functionality (along with a tachymeter around the dial edge) bolster the utility of this rugged watch even further.
It often seems as if Zodiac has thought of everything when designing new updates to timeless classics, and that’s certainly the case with the Sea-Chron.
Two chronograph pushers are designed so as not to interfere with the watch’s timekeeping abilities, while three crisp sub-dials stand out nicely against a rich, deep blue dial.
At 42mm, the dial is sized nicely for durability and should certainly pass muster in extreme conditions.
The dial and bezel feature Super LumiNova hands and markers for visibility down deep and in low-light conditions, and the watch is water-resistant down to 660 feet (20 ATM).
Zodiac bills the Sea-Chron as highly functional for everyone from sportsmen to engineers and service members, calling it “the perfect watch for anyone who works or plays in the three dimensions of time, speed, and distance.”
It also helps that the watch is priced agreeably considering its performance specs: Pick up the new Zodiac Sea-Chron for $2,495 while inventory lasts.