Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf is a mainstay model for the brand but there’s no denying that the skeleton dial, rainbow bezel Sea Wolf Skeleton is something different and modern. Inside the 40mm steel case there’s an STP movement, tweaked a bit by Zodiac, which is pretty standard practice for many bought in Sellita, ETA, STP and other movements these days.
STP is actually owned by Fossil Group, who also own Zodiac, Michael Kors, Skagen and produce watches using the Diesel, AX, Armani and other brand names too.
It’s a visually bold watch of course, with those rainbow colours being an ideal way of showing your support for the LGBT community. Although the rainbow now excludes some other flag colours, so is it still inclusive…? We are confused, probably best not mention which group of strident activists you currently support, just enjoy the watch and avoid the death threats on Twitter.
There’s a see-thru caseback with decorated rotor and the box is kinda skeleton themed too. All round, it’s a nice package although at £1895 we say there are better choices out there with STP automatic power units. Yes, it’s a Swiss watch, but if we can be cheeky enough to say there are Rado, Oris, Tissot, Hamilton, Formex etc all worth checking out too – all Swiss made, some arguably cheaper yet better spec than this Zodiac.
It’s complicated you see, because Citizen own someone like Frederique Constant, who make some superb automatics – but are they still a Swiss brand or an offshoot of Citizen? Likewise is Corum truly Swiss given it has Chinese owners and dragons all over its website, with typically Chinese see-thru and kinda gaudy, elaborate watches in its line up? The Corum timepieces are made in Switzerland, so yeah…technically Swiss, right? Just like a Zodiac.
Got that? Good.