Since 1882, founder Ariste Calame and the ZODIAC watch brand have dedicated themselves to excellence in precision, design, and craftsmanship associated with authentic Swiss horology. By consistently pushing the limits of design innovation, the ZODIAC style has evolved, and our watches have become more technical and dynamic, while staying true to our Swiss roots and quality that put us on the map.
ZODIAC values passion in all its forms. We’re about honoring those who do not adhere to the expected. Those creators, innovators, adventurers, whose purpose lies in the greater quest, not the conquered. ZODIAC watches are used as tools by people who are driven by these forces, whether it’s a man atop a snowy peak or in a workshop. Be bold. Be passionate. Be adventurous.
It started with Ariste Calame in 1882, in Le Locle, Switzerland, who founded a workshop for production of special watches. Now, in Biel/Bienne at the Antima headquarters, our expert watchmakers work tirelessly to establish and maintain a legacy of innovation, precision, and quality to Swiss horology. Void of pretense, they are obsessed with the design, functionality, and authenticity of ZODIAC’s timeless watches.
Today we design reliable, stylish watches based on vintage models from the ’50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, while staying true to their original creation. Our watch designs maintain historical authenticity with contemporary updates and improved functionality, like the inclusion of our in-house Swiss Made STP mechanical movements, Super-LumiNova hands, high-quality straps, 44-hour power reserves, and swan neck regulators, just to name a few.