GMT variants of Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf dive watch line are nothing new, with the brand releasing two colorful and high profile variants this year alone. Until now, however, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT nameplate has exclusively been reserved for limited editions due to the difficulty of obtaining ETA 2893-2 GMT movements for Zodiac and parent company Fossil Group. Thanks to a movement change and a handful of additional tweaks, the brand has unveiled the first regular production models of the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT line. The new regular production Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT introduces a slightly simplified design to the line, with new movements and a pair of classic versatile colorways.
Both new variants of the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT share the same 40mm stainless steel case as previous limited edition versions. It’s a clean and straightforward take on midcentury sports watch cues, with simple flat case sides and slightly tapering lugs featuring a distinctive triangular bevel. Managing a dive-worthy 200 meters of water resistance, this case is still solidly durable enough to see underwater use. Where the new regular production Super Sea Wolf GMT begins to differentiate itself from its limited edition predecessors is through the bidirectional 24 hour bezel. While limited edition versions such as the “Sherbet” released in July 2020 used a rounded, raised colorful two tone insert with a mineral crystal top to emulate the look of old-school bakelite bezels, these new models opt for much simpler brushed bezels in either stainless steel or gold tone.
Like the cases, the dials of the regular production Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT models forgo the more vibrant color combinations of their limited edition predecessors in favor of versatile, pared back colorways. Both the stainless steel and two tone models share the same semi gloss black dial and distinctive squared off red GMT hand with a white tip, along with applied heavily faceted rectangular indices. Curiously, although the two tone model uses gold tone for its angular baton handset, this version still uses stainless steel indices leading to an unorthodox and somewhat clashing look.
Rather than the ETA 2893-2 of previous versions, Zodiac equips the regular production Super Sea Wolf GMT with the Soprod C125 automatic GMT movement. Previously appearing in a variety of independent brands, the C125 may be divisive among aficionados for its quickset 24 hour GMT hand, rather than a quickset hour hand. Performance is solidly reliable, with a 42 hour power reserve and a 28,800 bph beat rate.
Zodiac completes the regular production Super Sea Wolf GMT with a clean three link oyster style bracelet in either stainless steel or two tone. The Super Sea Wolf GMT can also be paired with Zodiac’s unique rubber NATO straps, for a more casual dressed down look. Both options suit the design well, offering a classically sporty and versatile feel.
While not an entirely new concept, the introduction of the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT to the brand’s standard production stable in a pair of timeless colorways should prove to be a hit for the brand. The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf GMT is available now through authorized dealers at an MSRP of $1,795. For more details, please visit the brand’s website.