Zodiac watches offer beautiful display, precision to the highest level and are recognized and respected watches in the industry. Zodiac watches date back to 1882, making them some of the oldest designed watches still in existence today. Ariste Calame first established his workshop in 1882, and his aim at the time was to specialize in watches that would bring something useful and unique to the industry. Swiss made watches would do this much more. Soon, they were called Zodiac watches.
In the time frame between 1908 – 1930, Ariste Calame patented his Zodiac brand. But, during this time period, no wristwatches were created themselves. Instead, the business was used to manufacture calibrations and movements. These elements are then used to produce pocket watches. The first pocket watch offered by the Zodiac line was offered in 1924, with excellent 1617 movements. It was an extra flat pocket watch, and gained a reputation. In 1930, the Zodiac watch company would devise a method of shock proofing that used an az-shaped spring clip to fit over balance. And, this year, the first of its Swiss automatic watches was launched.
In 1932, Zodiac watches launch another watch, the first of its first Swiss analog quartz watch. It would include the famous beta 21 standard in it. Five years later, the Zodiac offered a new watch innovation. That was the 10.5 Ligne and 8-day wristwatch movement. The Basel Watch Fair, a very famous event of which every watch manufacturer was proud, was the launch of the Astrograhic watch of the Zodiac, in 1949. It was a self-winding watch capable of measuring power hours. The Zodiac model was one of two that had the ability to book a collection like this at that time.
In 1953, the company looked at other ways to develop and follow the trends (if not fixed.) This year, they launched the Sea Wolf, which was the first diver watch to offer serious results. It was also the first diver watch manufactured for the general population. The Super Sea Wolf would be a later edition of this watch and would be able to handle water pressure at 750 meters.
In the 1960s, the Zodiac watch line added a 24-hour GMT watch to Sea World watch and also introduced the newest line of fashionable and functional watches: aerospace. The Aerospace Jet was introduced in 1962 and was very unique: it had 24 hands that the dial only intersects once every 24 hours. The company produced the first Swiss electronic watch called the Dynotron in 1968. In 1970, the Zodiac launched the first Swiss analog quartz watch called the Beta 21 Caliber, which would become a famous watch line for years to come.
In the 1970s and 1980s Zodiac watches continued to decline. The company introduced the first LCD watches and received the chronometer certification. Later, in 2004, the vintage-inspired watches were relaunched, including the Sea Dragon and V World which were some of the most vintage in style, but added a contemporary touch. The Zodiac watch line continues to offer new and exciting innovations with each release of watch collection.