Continuing its push to revive its illustrious history of making watches, Zodiac has released a new timepiece, the Olympos, a reissue of a funky dress watch originally launched in 1961. In bringing the watch back, Zodiac did not stray far from the original formula. At 37.7mm in diameter and just 11mm thick, it’s decidedly small for a contemporary automatic watch, but very close to the dimensions of the original piece.
While the full Olympos collection is available June 1 in a variety of dial designs, the stand-out in the bunch is the “Mystery Dial” limited edition. The Mystery Dial is an oft-forgotten design element from the mid-20th century and features an hour hand that appears as though it floats around the dial, detached from the center of the watch. It pairs particularly well with the distinct, manta-ray-shaped case design. Together they give the Olympos a dose of personality few other dress watches can compete with.
The watch comes packing a Swiss-made STP 3-13 automatic movement and is water-resistant to 50 meters. Given the automatic movement inside and the incredible level of detail outside the watch, it’s a wonder that you can pick it up for under a grand.