There are certain watchmakers out there which are simply synonymous with classic style watches and Zodiac are chief amongst them. If you’re after a traditional style timepiece for your wrist, you’ll certainly struggle to find a better candidate for the position than the effortlessly cool and devilishly dapper, Olympos Watch. This cracking accessory from Zodiac has a sophisticated, vintage style that appeals to our sensibilities here at Coolector HQ and for those with a love of timepieces dripping in old school cool, look no further.
With a distinct Don Draper-esque vibe, the Zodiac Olympos Watch has definitely got the potential to be your next everyday watch – especially considering its mighty reasonable price tag of just $795 – and if you’re in the market for a new classic style watch, this is going to be right up your street. Available with both a black and gold dial, you can pick the one that goes best with your sense of style and whichever you pick, you’ll be getting a high quality accessory on your wrist for under $1k.
It’s fair to say that Zodiac boast a mighty impressive heritage in the world of watchmaking. Founded in 1882, Zodiac have been a truly innovative force in the world of watchmaking. They were founded by Ariste Calame in Le Locle, Switzerland, and Zodiac was a pioneer in the worlds of automatic watches, “mystery” watches, electronic and even quartz watches. The Olympos Watch is one of their most striking and stylish watches to date but it retains a wonderfully classical aesthetic that makes it the perfect everyday timepiece for any modern man.
The Zodiac Olympos Watch ($795) was Originally launched back in 1961 and was incredibly popular over half a century ago and now they have reimagined for today. The new Olympos does a fantastic job of combining innovative design with classic style. It boasts a 5 ATM water resistance rating and this 37.5mm watch showcases a manta ray-shaped, gold-tone stainless steel case, quarter dial finish, Swiss-made STP 3-13 automatic movement and black leather strap.
Zodiac watches are known for using a few different movements in the watches, one of which is the STP 3-13, which is not only COSC-certifiable, but also has a swan neck regulation system, which is important because it makes it much more straightforward to adjust. These Olympos Watches are attractively decorated with perlage on the base plates and bridges, and they have an impressive 44-hour power reserve. The movement, produced by the highly-automated Swiss STP Watch Movement Manufacture, is on par with Selita and ETA movements.
Unbeatable Style, Affordable Price
When you can get your hands on a timepiece of this calibre for under $1k, it’s quite a comforting fact given the high prices bandied about in the world of watchmaking. The Zodiac Olympos Watch is one of our favourite timepieces in this price bracket here at Coolector HQ and the vintage vibes that it positively exudes will make it an attractive proposition for anyone with a penchant for the golden era of style in the 1960s.
The Olympos Watch from Zodiac is a reimagining and reawakening of one of their most popular timepieces and if you like the idea of have an iconic looking watch on your wrist that doesn’t break the bank, this one really is tough to beat. It has all the high quality materials and specifications we’ve come to expect from Zodiac and an unparalleled aesthetic impact on the wrist. What’s not to like?