Originally released in 1969, the Astrographic is one of the most daring watches in the Zodiac archive. A product of the Space Age era, the Astrographic pushed Zodiac's innovative approach to design to the edge, setting a high bar for a Swiss brand. Featuring a "mystery" dial with floating hands and futuristic cases, the watches were, and still are, unlike anything else on the market.
Now, 50 years later, Zodiac has released a tribute to these watches with a remake that closely draws on the original, while meeting modern standards. Featuring 40 x 43mm UFO cases, the Astrographic is available in two versions, steel or gold. Both feature 100m water resistance and sapphire crystals, welcome upgrades from their vintage counterparts, as well as the design's signature floating hands. An exotic effect, the hands are printed on sapphire disks that rotate around the dial.
Limited to just 182 pieces per version worldwide, the Astrographic reissues are bound to be collectible timepieces. The watches will be shipped with a Zodiac patch and sleeve on the packaging inspired by the current space race to Mars!
Powering the Astrographic is the STP 3-13 caliber. This Swiss-made automatic movement features 26-jewels, date, swan-neck regulator, hacking seconds, a power reserve of 44hr and a frequency of 28,800bph for a smooth sweeping seconds hand.
- Case: Polished and Brushed Gold PVD on steel
- Dial: Metallic Gold
- Movement: STP 3-13
- Complication: Date
- Winding: Automatic
- Lens: Sapphire
- Strap: Bracelet
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 40mm
- Length: 43mm
- Thickness: 10mm
- Lug Width: 18mm
- Warranty: 2 Years
Since 1882, Zodiac Watches has been a truly innovative force in the world of watchmaking. Founded by Ariste Calame in Le Locle, Switzerland, Zodiac was a pioneer in the worlds of automatic watches, “mystery” watches, electronic and even quartz watches. Now, under the wing of Fossil, Zodiac has been working hard to bring this rich history to the surface by recreating their iconic timepieces to new standards. Affordable, luxurious timepieces, Zodiac watches perfectly straddle the line between vintage style and modern functionality.