The Zodiac Olympos is based on a design from the early ‘60s by the same name, and the unique case and dial work just as well today as they did back then within the formal section of Zodiac’s modern catalog. This week, the Olympos takes a step in a slightly different direction thanks to a new colorway that feels a bit closer to the sporty chic realm than it does the dressy realm. The unique design handles the transition surprisingly well, and has us wondering just how far you could take it. At any rate, this newest colorway is a welcome addition to one our favorite sleeper collections out there.
The new Olympos gets a rich blue dial that’s subtly split into four quadrants, each getting a grain brush finish that catches a lot of light on rotation. The teal (turquoise?) accents are an unexpected detail that elevate the colorway as a whole, and provide a very different feeling compared to the existing black and gold colorways. It’s an old watch, but with these colors it feels like it could have been designed yesterday.