Over the last year, I’ve gotten to play with a few different models from the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf lineup. Some have a more traditional handset (as seen here and here) and play with color; then you have the very much vintage styling of keystone handsets and indices, as we took a look at here. Well, if you wanted an even deeper shade, the better to hide in the depths with, then this latest Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 is going to be right at home in your dive kit.

While I’ve certainly been a fan of what Zodiac has been doing with color on their watches, I know some might prefer something a bit stealthier. And sure, days are shorter now, so why not a darker watch? By and large, this watch is very similar to the one we reviewed here, thought the movement has been changed from the STP1-11 to the STP3-13. What’s the difference? For that, I’ll let Zen over at ABTW give us the scoop:

The STP 3-13 is a variation of STP?s basic 1-11 movement that is close to an ETA 2824-2 clone. As we discussed here in our visit to the STP manufacture, STP is the ?Fossil Group?s answer to ETA.? That means that they are making mass-produced Swiss Made mechanical movements in volume to supply a range of companies in and outside their own group.

Zen Love in his Zodiac Jetomatic review

Many times, a fresh coat of paint will make you look at something in a new light. While I don’t prefer PVD-coated watches myself, there’s no denying the power of those lume shots against the dark watch and dial. If this is what does it for you, go on with your bad self. For me, I think I’ll opt for the brighter variants like this one. For you needing to feed your inner watch-Goth, you can pick up the blacked-out Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 for $1,395 starting today. zodiacwatches.com

Details from Zodiac

  • Reference: ZO9276
  • Price: $1,395
  • Movement: Automatic, STP3-13, Swiss-made
  • Case
    • Stainless steel
    • Size: 44mm x 49mm
    • Thickness: 13mm
  • Lugs: 20mm
  • WR: 20 ATM