Continuing on the parade for the 140th anniversary, Zodiac announced a brand new variant of their Olympos watch. This one calls back to the Olympos watches they issued in the 1960s to the British Royal Navy. Meet, then, the Zodiac Olympos Field.
Now, when I think field watch, I don’t tend to think of a manta ray-shaped case. But, if they issued it to the military in the days gone by, well, there must be some creditability here. As opposed to the first Olympos which we saw (review here), a few changes have been made to make the watch more of a field watch.
For starters, the case is done up in a blasted finish, to cut down on glares and reflections. Secondly, the handset has gone from batons to sword hands (and are filled with luminous paint). Thirdly, the date window is gone. Finally, the dial has luminous numerals, rather than the polished stick indices of the prior version. In other words, making it look and feel a bit more “field-y”.
With this design, we’ve got two dial colors (dark grey or green) and two shades of brown leather straps. Pricing for these has remained at $895 and should be a popular design. The case shape is actually quite comfortable on the wrist, and fits a variety of wrist sizes (as evidenced by my oldest laying claim to my Olympos). Check out the full range at zodiacwatches.com
Tech Specs from Zodiac
- Retail: $ $895.00
- Case Size: 40mm
- Case Thickness: 12.5mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
- Movement: STP 1 -11
- Water Resistance: 20 ATM