In the 1970’s racing chronographs were king. Macho, bold, aggressive - they had the swagger to match the muscle cars and tracks they were meant to accompany. This is where the Zodiac Grandrally finds its roots. Based on a famed chronograph from the era of which a small amount bore the Zodiac name, the Grand Rally has all of the cues of its predecessor with a few modern adjustments as well.
Sporting a 41.5mm barrel-shaped case and a two-register, contrast sub-dial design, the Grandrally is vintage racing to a tee. The case has a bold wrist presence but wears well thanks to its curvaceous design and high-quality brushing. The dial, however, is the star of the show, with a mix of strong graphic elements, pops of contrast colors and faceted applied markers. The tachymeter chapter ring is a defining element of a racing chronograph.
The Grandrally Chronographs feature a Swiss Quartz movement. This chronograph movement features a sweeping central chrono seconds hand, giving it more of the look, feel and accuracy of a mechanical chronograph. Additionally, the movement features a 30-minute counter at nine, an active seconds dial at three and a quickset date at six.
- Case: Polished and brushed steel
- Dial: Black
- Movement: Quartz
- Complication: Sweep Chronograph, Date
- Lens: Domed Sapphire
- Strap: Padded Leather
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 41.5mm
- Length: 48mm
- Thickness: 14mm
- Lug Width: 20mm
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.