Zodiac Aerospace GMT

Regular price
$2,900
Regular price
Sale price
$2,900
REF 752.934
Automatic
35 MM
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SKU AS07972
Article Number 40991173
ref 752.934
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Travel
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 18 MM
Includes Correct stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp.
REF 752.934
Automatic
35 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07972
Article Number 40991173
ref 752.934
case size 35 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color White
material Stainless Steel
style Travel
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 18 MM
Includes Correct stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed blade clasp.

Why We Love it

In the mid-1950s, Zodiac, then a renowned and well-respected Swiss manufacture, introduced the Sea Wolf.  While not really debuted until the early 1960s, the Sea Wolf is now considered to be among the first purpose-built dive watches to be manufactured, right alongside the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and the Rolex Submariner.

The success of the Sea Wolf ushered in a new era for Zodiac and allowed the brand to expand its design language to include other tool watches for different uses - such as the Zodia-Chron chronograph, World Time travel watches, and the Aerospace GMT.

Building on a very similar case design, Zodiac constructed a pilot's watch with a similar function-forward approach, and combined features from other, more commonly seen GMTs from other brands - utilizing a 24-hour GMT function, date window at 3:00 and a bi-directional rotating 24hr click bezel.

This particular Aerospace GMT features an excellent, sharp 35mm stainless steel case with an acrylic crystal, a signed crown, a crisp sunburst silver Tritium dial with applied indices and a matching handset, and a black & grey acrylic 24hr bezel.

Powered by Zodiac's Calibre 75B automatic winding movement, it comes fitted to a steel multi-link bracelet with a signed blade clasp.

While there is no doubt a cult-enthusiast following, we feel that Zodiac is still underappreciated in the collector community. Be it the relative smaller size to their competition of the period, or the lack of household brand recognition - you might say that pieces like these are an undervalued bargain. We agree, and are delighted to have this fantastic example offered here.

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use with one small impression on 2:00 lug. Sunburst silver Tritium dial with applied indices is excellent condition with evenly patinated luminous elements and matching handset. Black & grey acrylic bezel insert is in outstanding condition. Signed crown.

Brand Story

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Zodiac in its current guise produces affordable tool watches as part of the Fossil Group, who thankfully appreciate the brand’s heritage and wide appeal. However, the Swiss-founded firm is notable for one of the most important developments in modern watchmaking history: namely, the commercially available dive watch.

Though preceded chronologically by the Omega Marine of 1932, the 1953 Zodiac Sea Wolf — which debuted alongside the more famous Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms that same year — provided the benchmark for contemporary dive watch design. Slightly later, its availability at overseas PX’s (post exchanges) on American military bases entered it into Vietnam War-era horological lore.

Zodiac was well placed to present such a watch on the international market, having developed flat pocket watches in the 1920s, early automatic watches in the 1930s and power reserve complications in the 1940s. In fact, the company’s horological prowess extends all the way back to 1882, when founder Ariste Calame opened a watchmaking workshop in Le Locle, Switzerland. More complicated watches followed, including the Aerospace GMT, which featured a bi-directional, two-tone bezel and a GMT hand in the vein of its contemporary dual-time brethren from the likes of Rolex.

The company’s chronographs from the 1960s — including the wildly complicated, Valjoux-powered triple calendar — are no less notable. Available in black or white “panda” or “reverse panda” dials, many of these chronographs are more affordable alternatives to offerings from larger, blue-chip brands such as Heuer and Breitling.

Though values have increased somewhat over the past five to 10 years, vintage Zodiac remains a refuge for those interested in genuine, purpose-built tool watches developed for working professionals at prices that don’t break the bank.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Zodiac Aerospace GMT

Zodiac Aerospace GMT

Regular price
$2,900
Regular price
Sale price
$2,900
Zodiac Aerospace GMT

Why We Love it

In the mid-1950s, Zodiac, then a renowned and well-respected Swiss manufacture, introduced the Sea Wolf.  While not really debuted until the early 1960s, the Sea Wolf is now considered to be among the first purpose-built dive watches to be manufactured, right alongside the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and the Rolex Submariner.

The success of the Sea Wolf ushered in a new era for Zodiac and allowed the brand to expand its design language to include other tool watches for different uses - such as the Zodia-Chron chronograph, World Time travel watches, and the Aerospace GMT.

Building on a very similar case design, Zodiac constructed a pilot's watch with a similar function-forward approach, and combined features from other, more commonly seen GMTs from other brands - utilizing a 24-hour GMT function, date window at 3:00 and a bi-directional rotating 24hr click bezel.

This particular Aerospace GMT features an excellent, sharp 35mm stainless steel case with an acrylic crystal, a signed crown, a crisp sunburst silver Tritium dial with applied indices and a matching handset, and a black & grey acrylic 24hr bezel.

Powered by Zodiac's Calibre 75B automatic winding movement, it comes fitted to a steel multi-link bracelet with a signed blade clasp.

While there is no doubt a cult-enthusiast following, we feel that Zodiac is still underappreciated in the collector community. Be it the relative smaller size to their competition of the period, or the lack of household brand recognition - you might say that pieces like these are an undervalued bargain. We agree, and are delighted to have this fantastic example offered here.

Overall Condition

The case is in fantastic condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use with one small impression on 2:00 lug. Sunburst silver Tritium dial with applied indices is excellent condition with evenly patinated luminous elements and matching handset. Black & grey acrylic bezel insert is in outstanding condition. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Zodiac in its current guise produces affordable tool watches as part of the Fossil Group, who thankfully appreciate the brand’s heritage and wide appeal. However, the Swiss-founded firm is notable for one of the most important developments in modern watchmaking history: namely, the commercially available dive watch.

Though preceded chronologically by the Omega Marine of 1932, the 1953 Zodiac Sea Wolf — which debuted alongside the more famous Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms that same year — provided the benchmark for contemporary dive watch design. Slightly later, its availability at overseas PX’s (post exchanges) on American military bases entered it into Vietnam War-era horological lore.

Zodiac was well placed to present such a watch on the international market, having developed flat pocket watches in the 1920s, early automatic watches in the 1930s and power reserve complications in the 1940s. In fact, the company’s horological prowess extends all the way back to 1882, when founder Ariste Calame opened a watchmaking workshop in Le Locle, Switzerland. More complicated watches followed, including the Aerospace GMT, which featured a bi-directional, two-tone bezel and a GMT hand in the vein of its contemporary dual-time brethren from the likes of Rolex.

The company’s chronographs from the 1960s — including the wildly complicated, Valjoux-powered triple calendar — are no less notable. Available in black or white “panda” or “reverse panda” dials, many of these chronographs are more affordable alternatives to offerings from larger, blue-chip brands such as Heuer and Breitling.

Though values have increased somewhat over the past five to 10 years, vintage Zodiac remains a refuge for those interested in genuine, purpose-built tool watches developed for working professionals at prices that don’t break the bank.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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