The Fossil Group has been making strong steps in recent years to build out the Zodiac brand as the enthusiast-minded, mechanical-powered sibling to the company’s established fashion-watch following. For those that have followed the re-development of the brand, it’s obvious that there’s been a great amount of attention placed on bringing the Sea-Wolf, and the Super Sea-Wolf, back to their rightful place in dive watch history.
Today, we’re happy to announce that Zodiac is continuing to expand its neo-vintage line-up in 2019 with a re-issue of the brand’s fan-favorite Aerospace GMT model in two separate limited-edition runs.
Using the recognizable design of the Super Sea-Wolf as its base, the Aerospace GMT comes in two different color options. The black and gray model refers to the watch’s historical predecessor that was released in 1966 as an extension to the Super Sea-Wolf collection. According to Zodiac, the black and gray option also functions as a physical distinction between night and day.
The second model comes in eye-catching baby blue and burnt orange, a playful design that should appeal to younger enthusiasts looking to move up from the main Fossil catalog into the more upscale, yet still accessible, Zodiac brand. I think Zodiac, as a brand, has done an excellent job with these more colorful models that represent today’s lifestyle-focused, Instagram-obsessed consumers.
The Aerospace GMT is nicely sized at 40-mm, comes on a three-link bracelet, and has a date window located at 3 o’clock. Rather than going for one of the Fossil Group’s STP movements, Zodiac opted to use an ETA 2893-2 with a 38-hour power reserve. While Fossil does not yet have its own travel-time caliber, the success of this limited-edition run could help determine future development.
Both of the new watches will be limited to a total production of 182 pieces in each colorway for a price of $1,695. Click here to learn more.
Great movement, they’re using. It’s the same movement in my 2009 Ball Fireman. And it only loses about 60 seconds per month…