Go Pro: Dive Into The New Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver
Now featuring 300m of water-resistance and a COSC-certified movement, this entry-level favorite gets an upgrade.
The fun and affordable dive watches from Zodiac have always been beloved by enthusiasts for their retro aesthetics and dependable functionality. But 2021 was a particularly good year for the Zodiac Sea Wolf.
“Why?” you may ask. Because last year the brand upped the ante with colorful limited editions such as the Zodiac x Worn & Wound Sea Wolf collaboration and its violet-infused partnership with Liberty London.
Now, the manufacture is upgrading the actual performance specs of its classic diver with the new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver.
What’s Your Sign?
For the unaware, the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf was first introduced in 1953, during the same era of the Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms both debuted.
However, unlike those underwater watches, the Super Sea Wolf has remained accessibly priced, partially due to its 200m water resistance rating. And that is because, for most non-professionals, 100 meters of water resistance is plenty of protection for recreational diving.
Still, even though dive watches aren’t required to obtain the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 6425 certification to be legit, there is a lot of cachet in having the “Diver’s” label on the dial of your dive watch ( something that does require ISO 6425 certification).
Happily, the new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver has elevated its specs with a 300m rating to meet ISO standards and put it on par with most of the other higher-end divers. Plus, the new rating finally allows the manufacture to print “Diver’s” on the dial.
A Case of You
These new ratings come courtesy of a refitted, watertight 42mm case. And while the Pro-Diver retains the Sea Wolf’s signature silhouette, it’s slightly super-sized. This reengineering helps protect another upgrade – a COSC-certified chronometer Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement.
This mechanism is designed to deliver increased accuracy (between +6 and -4 seconds per day) and a power reserve of 38 hours. The design of the display and the use of Grade-A Super-LumiNova on the hands, indices, and bezel are not only stylistically appealing, but they also provide easy reading even in the darkest depths of the water. And while the Super Sea Wolf projects plenty of vintage vibes, these modern materials also make the watch feel very of the moment.
Even with these professional-grade updates, the new Super Sea Wolf Pro Diver collection is still fun to wear. The watch is available in five versions with brightly colored ceramic bezel inserts, a stainless steel bracelet, and a black, silver, or white dial. Bezel color options include green, white, blue, and black. The most attractive model, in our opinion, is the ref. Z0355 with an orange bezel and fully luminous white dial, although a quick check of the Zodiac website shows the silver-dialed green version (ref. Z03556) is already listed as out of stock.
According to Zodiac, these palettes take their inspiration from “bright bioluminescent algae and sea life found in the depths of the ocean.”
Finally, while the newly upped spec of the Super Sea Wolf Pro Diver collection mean that they are a little pricier than previous offerings, they are still an excellent value proposition at $1,695.