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While Zodiac is best known for its dive watches, the company’s long history also includes creating watches for all types of military or civilian adventure. One of those designs, the Olympos, is a field watch Zodiac originally created in 1961.
From the start, the Olympos stood apart from traditional Swiss designs thanks to its distinctive, six-sided, manta-ray-shaped case and a crown located at the 2 o’clock position.
The new Zodiac Olympos Field closely echoes a military version Zodiac created for the British Royal Navy in the late 1960s.
The watch, nicknamed the ‘manta’, was a best-seller for many years for Zodiac, both as a dress model and even with sportier accents. Many might recall that Zodiac reprised the Olympos in 2018 with several dressy alternatives.
Zodiac in late 2022 updated the collection with a decidedly more rugged version, the Olympos Field, a design that most closely echoes a military version Zodiac created for the British Royal Navy in the late 1960s.
The newest model features a newly contoured steel case and stronger water resistance, which now is rated to 200 meters. The new watch also echoes the military look of traditional field watches, with easy-to-read, luminous numerals and black or dark green textured dial options.
The green-dialed model arrives on a sharp-looking light brown leather strap lined with sporty white stitching. The darker model, with its black dial, comes with a dark brown strap that’s also lined with white stitching.
And like the recently released Super Sea Wolf Ceramic, the new Zodiac Olympos Field is powered by the automatic STP 1-11 movement that it protects with a solid case back emblazoned with the Zodiac logo.
Zodiac now offers its new Olympos Field watch available on zodiacwatches.com. Price: $895.