- 40mm, 200m water resistant
- STP 3-13-3 automatic movement (COSC)
- Stainless steel case & jubilee bracelet
- 2-year International Zodiac Warranty
- Limited to 82 pieces
Nicknamed the "taxi" in the earliest stages of our collaboration, both ZO9272 (yellow bezel) and ZO9273 (blue bezel) are inspired by one of the rarest, but most sought-after references in the vintage Zodiac catalog: the "Rally," which earned its moniker from the racy, checkered flag-style bezel. Though partly due to the soaring popularity of motor racing at the time, it is also highly possible that many of the Rally bezels were actually designed to emulate the checkered 'no decompression' style dive bezel found on many popular Jenny and DOXA examples, but without their patented markings.
As colorful and historically interesting as these bezels are, we sought to modernize the Rally with a scratch-resistant mineral glass bezel, while updating the dial with a few details exclusive to Topper, such as the red-tipped seconds hand, which was custom-manufactured to match the "shovel" style hour and minute hands, and the color-matched detailing on the dial. Eric was particularly drawn to this aesthetic because the bezels feature a vivid representation of color that rival the very best of any watch style and design from the late Sixties and early Seventies.
We are thrilled to present this Sea Wolf 'Rally' Limited Edition in two colorways: a black dial with a yellow bezel and matching dial accents, and a beautiful blue 'dégradé' dial, which exhibits a bright blue sunburst at the center that darkens as it travels to the edge of the dial. Don't let the vibrant vintage aesthetic and slim case proportions fool you though–each of these Sea Wolf Limited Editions honor the tool watch expression of their predecessors by featuring screw-down crowns and casebacks with a water resistance of an ample 200 meters.
Fans of our first Zodiac collaboration should recognize that both of the Sea Wolf 'Rally' watches are fitted with Zodiac's excellent vintage-style jubilee bracelet, which features individual center beads, and an equally clever spring-loaded clasp, which adjusts automatically to your wrist throughout the day.
Just like our first Zodiac Topper Editions, all three of these new Series II watches are powered by Zodiac's automatic STP3-13-3 calibre. Vintage dive watch fans will appreciate that this is a no-date movement, which lends a nice uninterrupted symmetry to the dial. However, a closer look reveals it's also a Swiss-made COSC-certified chronometer with 44 hours of reserve power, and has a few extra upgrades, such as the perlage on the base plates and bridges, as well as a swan neck regulation system. For more information about this particular calibre, our friends at aBlogtoWatch took a trip to STP's movement manufactory, which you can read about here.
We are thrilled with the outcome of this collaborative effort, and want to personally thank Eric Singer and T.J. McKnight at Zodiac for the inspiration, and for helping bring this project to fruition. Special thanks also go to our good friend Michael Martin who was instrumental in making sure that the Sea Wolf Rally models were as good as we could make them. If you are interested in learning more, or would like to reserve one of these Series II Sea Wolf watches for yourself, we welcome you to inquire by calling Topper Jewelers at 888-730-2221, or by e-mailing email@example.com. You can also reserve the three watches online through Topper's Pre-Order portal here.