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Zodiac Watches - The Milestones

HISTORY

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Since 1882, founder Ariste Calame and the Zodiac watch brand have been dedicated to
excellence in design, innovation and creativity. Zodiac's rejuvenation of our most
enduring collections revives this commitment and reestablishes the origins and spirit
we were founded upon.

"EXPLORING OUR LEGACY BETWEEN 1960-1970
WITH ITS RICH INNOVATION, PASSION AND
BOUNDLESS ADVENTURE"

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Zodiac watches are tradition rich expressions
of modern, innovative and bold timekeeping.
We value innovation, passion, reliability,
adventure and discovery.

We express these values within a lifestyle
dedicated to exploring the world and the
intersections of the past and the future
within nature and urban environments. We
are a witness to these experiences, telling
time, giving context and bringing definition
to the curated self.

We have chosen to express our vision within a focused point in time in our diverse history:
exploring our legacy between 1960-1970 with its rich innovation, passion and boundless
adventure. We have started the journey within the most iconic signatures such as our
Astrographic, Sea Wolf, Super Sea Wolf and Sea Dragon collections.

We are committed to reestablishing an innovative, bold, enriched brand for the future watch
collectors of the world and to design authentic, expressive icons with a historic story and a
futuristic point of view.

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TIMELINE

1882

Ariste Calame sets up workshop to produce specialized
watches that later became known as ZODIAC.

1908

Calame patents the name ZODIAC. Wristwatches
started production.

1932

ZODIAC launches one of the first Swiss analog
quartz watches.

1937

ZODIAC creates a new innovation: a 10.5 Ligne,
8-Day wristwatch movement.

1949

ZODIAC launches the AUTOGRAPHIC: a self-winding
watch with a power reserve gauge measuring hours of
power. This was one of the only two watches at the time
to have a power reserve collection.

1953

ZODIAC launches the SEA WOLF, one of the first serious
diver watches manufactured and marketed to the masses.

1968

ZODIAC launches the first Swiss electronic watch,
the DYNOTRON.

1969

ZODIAC took the world by storm with the introduction of
its most celebrated design: the ASTROGRAPHIC. This
unique model features mysterious floating minute and
hour hands and a small red moon that orbits the dial
while counting the seconds.

2012

The technical advancement and accuracy of the Sea
Wolf collection begins with the STP 1-11 automatic
movement, featuring a 44-hour power reserve.

2013

The Antima building opened its doors in
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

2014-PRESENT

ZODIAC reimagines heritage styles with the relaunch
of the Sea Dragon, Super Sea Wolf and Astrographic.