Xeric Prototypes: How Rare Do You Want It?

If you love collecting watches then you’ll know that owning a super rare model is a good feeling. Black dial Omega from the 60s, maybe a Rolex quartz ( yeah they made a few) or perhaps a fully functioning 1950s Dan Dare pocket watch with the original box. It’s all good. So Xeric emailed and…

Honda Fan? Seiko Super Cub Edition is Just For You

You could argue that the humble Honda C50 Cub was the one mode of transport that revolutionised society in the 20th century. Yes, the Beetle was a cheap mass produced car, but it was still beyond the reach of many Germans in the 1930s, it was – like the electric SUVs of today – a…

New Breitling Chronomat 40mm Is Super Sharp

Breitling are getting very good at re-inventing their trad model range and the latest two Chronomat watches offer modern styling in both 38mm and 40mm case variants.  The 40mm GMT is arguably a valid alternative to waiting years for a Rolex GMT II and paying a huge price premium. Let’s be honest here, hardly anyone…

Zodiac Super Seawolf Ceramic: Great Looks, Cheeky Price

How much would you pay for a watch with an STP1-11 movement inside the case? 500 quid, a grand, maybe more? Don’t get me wrong, your NWC editor rates the STP movements as being well made and as a bonus they are assembled in Switzerland. But the STP brand is owned by Fossil Group, owners…

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, Limited Edition Meteorite Dial

Fancy a limited edition of the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf? There’s one on the blocks. The watch has a meteorite dial, which always add an extra bit of flavour, with that genuine space debris dial. This particular rock hit a part of Sweden by the way. We love the grey bezel, which obviously works perfectly…

Super Sea Wolf White Cap – Surf’s Up Dude

Some watches have got that summer Point Break vibe, you know, where you learn to surf on the FBI’s time and accidentally end up robbing banks and jumping out of aircraft without a parachute. Easily done. What better accessory for that hi-octane ride than the new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf, which not only has a…

Zodiac Embraces Bold Vintage Colours

Zodiac are lovin’ bold colours this summer, with new additions to the Super Sea Wolf range.  There’s a grass green/orange bezel option, an all blue dial/bezel combo and a brilliant white in the line-up. Otherwise the SSW is unchanged, with 200m of water resistance, a steel case and bracelet, automatic movement and a 40mm case…

Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf Gets ISO Tested

Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf is now ISO certified to 300m, which doesn’t sound exciting but let’s elaborate a bit. ISO certs are a voluntary thing, a watch manufacturer can claim all kinds of depth resistance for dive watches, but the ISO benchmark is an agreed set of testing procedures. So it’s a bit like NCAP…