Introducing the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Limited Edition

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Last week, we were introduced to Zodiac’s latest ad campaign featuring their brand ambassador, Andy Mann, a photographer (you’ve probably seen some of his work on the pages of National Geographic), filmmaker, conservationist, adventurer, and all-around cool guy. Gracing his wrist that night—and on numerous recent expeditions—was the newly minted Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68, a limited edition of just 182 units celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Super Sea Wolf line.

A little bit about the Sea Wolf. First launched in 1953, the Sea Wolf was really one of the first watches built for diving, sitting alongside icons such as Rolex’s Submariner and Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms. One interesting tidbit about the Sea Wolf is that it saw heavy use by servicemen during the Vietnam War, as the watch was readily available in PX stores and was at the time, relatively speaking, affordable. The Super Sea Wolf, which is being celebrated here, debuted in ’68.Measuring 44 millimeters across, 50 millimeters long (shrouded lugs here), and roughly 16 millimeters thick, you’d think the watch is a beast on the wrist. Surprisingly, or perhaps not so considering the case shape, the watch is extremely wearable, boasting some visual heft without looking ridiculously oversized. The case is rated to 100 atm—that’s a whopping 1,000 meters of water resistance. You won’t need it, but it’s fun knowing that the watch on your wrist is so overbuilt. The coolest feature, however, and it’s one that’s standard across the Super Sea Wolf line, is the bezel mechanism. To turn it, you first have to press down—a feature designed to prevent the bezel from being turned accidentally.

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The bezel has a grainy gray finish, echoing the blasted case and gray sunburst dial. But it’s not all monochromatic—the dial has pops of color via the “blaze orange” minute hand and bordered hour markers, as well the yellow-tinged luminous paint. The watch gets playful around back, with the case back featuring the “Super Sea Wolf” character used in Zodiac advertising going back to 1968.

Powering the watch is Fossil Group’s STP 3-13 caliber, an automatic movement with a beat rate of 28,800 and 40 hours of power reserve. As an added bonus, the movement is chronometer certified.

The watch comes with a velcro strap in dark grey with orange edges matching the dial, a rubber tropic-style strap, and a mesh bracelet. Overall, it’s a pretty slick set.

Zodiac brand ambassador Andy Mann wearing a Zodiac Sea Wolf (left) and the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Limited Edition (right). To check out Andy’s work, click here.

The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 will be available for purchase July 25, and will retail for $1,995. Zodiac

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Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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