There are a few brands that keep me intrigued with every release, and Zodiac is one of them. The combination of great designs and funky colors always makes me curious to find out what is next. One of this year’s highlights for me was the blue-dial version of the white-cased Super Sea Wolf Ceramic. In retrospect, it was my favorite summer watch of this year by a mile. With the new Super Sea Wolf Pineapple Dream, Zodiac is extending summer for us a bit longer. This eye-catching release is the second collaborative effort with aBlogtoWatch founder Ariel Adams. After last year’s teal and turquoise Super Sea Wolf Aquamarine Dream, Zodiac now treats us to a tropical green and yellow follow-up.

Besides loving the blue Super Sea Wolf Ceramic, I also had the pleasure of covering the Worn & Wound Laser Tag Limited Editions not too long ago. Those two brilliantly executed watches brought back a lot of good ’90s memories. Additionally, I have always had my eye on a Super Sea Wolf GMT. So, as you could guess, I was curious to discover the Pineapple Dream. First of all, I happen to love pineapple. Plus, when combined with a Super Sea Wolf, the result sounds very promising indeed!

The story of pineapples

Did you know that pineapples held an elite status in the 19th century? I wasn’t aware of that. I was aware of the fact that the fruit is a symbol of hospitality and friendship. The pineapple represents a warm welcome. That much I knew. But the story of pineapples being perceived as a luxury product dates back to early America in the 17th century. In a time when the journey from the Caribbean to America was a long and slow one, it was quite an achievement to bring home ripe pineapples.

As a result, they were considered a sign of wealth and luxury. Sometime later, in the 19th century, the image of pineapples was used for art, jewelry, and architecture. Additionally, it was used to decorate bedposts, tablecloths, napkins, and other materials that would welcome guests to exotic locations.

The exotic locations were an inspiration for Ariel Adams. The general idea behind the watch is best explained in his words: “The best watches are the ones you can wear on adventures but also serve as reminders of the places you’ve been and the incredible things you’ve done. I wanted this watch to embody that and inspire others to get outside their comfort zone and live the good life.” There is a subtle nod to the pineapple’s luxury status in the high-polished finishes on the Super Sea Wolf’s case and bracelet.

The design of the Super Sea Wolf Pineapple Dream

Both the exotic locations and the pineapple are represented through the green and yellow colors of the dial and bezel. But let’s dive into some specs to get the full picture. This Super Sea Wolf has a 200m-water-resistant case measuring 40mm wide, 47.5mm long, and 13.6mm thick. The dial and bezel insert feature a dégradé pattern that transitions from dark green at the bottom to bright yellow on the top.

The outlines of the hour markers also have different colors, with five of them in yellow and seven in light green. Their white Super-LumiNova filling guarantees contrast against the dial and also lights up in the dark. The colors and shades thereof stir up images of tropical scenes while also representing the colors of a ripening pineapple. In a fun twist, the counterweight of the seconds hand features a little pineapple shape, while the hour and minute hands match the green color of the markers on the lower part of the dial.

Finishing off the look is a 20mm-wide five-row bracelet with a brushed and polished stainless steel butterfly clasp. Additionally, the watch comes with a tropically inspired nylon utility strap for a more exotic and summery look.

The STP 1-21 movement

Inside the case of the Super Sea Wolf Pineapple Dream is the COSC-certified STP 1-21 chronometer caliber. As most of you know, STP and Zodiac are part of the Fossil Group. This results in a direct connection between the movement maker and Zodiac itself. Like the Sellita SW2000-1, the automatic STP 1-21 is an ETA 2824-2 clone. It operates at 28,800vph and has 26 jewels and a 40-hour power reserve. This reworked version features a silicon hairspring, which should allow for greater magnetism resistance. The movement is hidden behind a closed case back with a pineapple engraved and the text “A slice of the good life.”

Pricing and impressions of the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pineapple Dream

The new Super Sea Wolf Pineapple Dream will be produced in a limited run of 500 pieces and will be available for US$1,695. And in true Zodiac fashion, it is another color-packed addition to the catalog. Now, while pineapple is my favorite fruit, green and yellow are not necessarily my favorite watch colors. That said, the colors and the dégradé effect for the dial and bezel fit the concept perfectly. And I am sure that there are plenty of people who do love the exotic and warm combination of hues.

That’s why I have no trouble imagining all 500 pieces selling out in a flash. Considering what Zodiac offers for the money, it would be no surprise at all. For me, Zodiac is one of the most fun and interesting brands to keep an eye on in the watch industry, and with the new Super Sea Wolf Pineapple Dream, it’s easy to see why.

For more information, please visit the official Zodiac website. Also, don’t forget to tell us what you think of this colorful edition of the Super Sea Wolf in the comments section below.

Watch specifications

Super Sea Wolf Pineapple Dream
Dark-to-light green dégradé with applied luminous indices
Case Material
Stainless steel
Case Dimensions
40mm (diameter) × 47.5mm (lug-to-lug) × 13.6mm (thickness)
Case Back
Stainless steel with special engraving
STP 1-21 — automatic and hand winding, 28,800vph frequency, 26 jewels, 40-hour power reserve
Water Resistance
Stainless steel five-row bracelet and additional green/white nylon exotic strap
Time (hours, minutes, cental seconds) and 60-minute dive bezel
Special Note(s)
Limited to 500 pieces