Recently, Zodiac and RedBar released a special edition of the Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver. This 200-piece LE introduced a full-lume dial and harked back to Zodiac’s Point series from the 1990s. Those watches were instantly recognizable by the red dot on the dial between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers. As a follow-up to the RedBar version of the Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver, Zodiac is now releasing a regular-production model with a full-lume dial. Let’s take a look at both and find out more about the return of the Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver.

Night divers are a different breed of dive watches. I have a huge soft spot for divers with full-lume dials because of the extra fun and functionality they offer. The best examples are the classic TAG Heuer Night Divers from the 1980s, but there were other full-lume-dial dive watches during that era as well. Zodiac was inspired by the 1980s night divers with phosphorescent dials when developing the new Super Sea Wolf Pro-Divers. These two watches mark a stylish return of the Pro-Diver to the brand’s lineup.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver full-lume dial

The story of the Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver

Zodiac is known for its rich history in dive watches. The Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver is the brand’s most serious offering in the current collection. It was developed to meet international standards for professional dive watches. After several stages of development and long, rigorous testing, the Pro-Diver got ISO 6425 certified and proudly has the word “Diver’s” on the dial as proof of that.

The standard version of the Pro-Diver has a traditional aesthetic that reminds me of the great professional divers from the 1970s. It features a black dial and bezel and large luminous markers. The hour and seconds hand are white, and the minute hand is orange, linking it to the great ’70s divers. The hands are also treated with lume to guarantee underwater readability. It is a vintage-inspired watch that feels familiar in its shapes and colors but, at the same time, also feels super relevant.

The Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver with a full-lume dial

Zodiac increased the fun factor with the new Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver. But it’s not without purpose. After all, we’re still talking about a professional dive watch. However, I must say that the brand created a colorful titanium version of the Pro-Diver two years ago that was as functional as it was stylish. This newest version features a 42mm stainless steel case that is 13mm thick and 49.8mm long. It also offers a convenient 20mm lug spacing and a 300m depth rating. The brand equipped its new Pro-Diver with a luminous pistachio-green dial paired with a black bezel.

The dial is fully coated with Super-LumiNova that lights up blue in the dark. For contrast, the white Super-LumiNova on the hour markers, hands, and markings on the ceramic bezel insert lights up green in the dark. The designers outlined the hands and indexes in black to contrast the dial in the daylight and the dark. As a result, the overall design feels very balanced with the black, white, and green color scheme. There’s also an extra hint of color in the red triangle holding the lume pip on the bezel. We find this color on the dial as well in the form of the red “300M / 1000FT” text.

The new COSC-certified STP 1-21 chronometer caliber

Overall, I like the design a lot. It offers a nice balance between the seriousness you would expect from a professional dive watch and the colorful execution we know from Zodiac. Inside the case, the brand has updated the movement to the COSC-certified STP 1-21 chronometer caliber. The same movement also powers the latest releases of the regular Super Sea Wolf models. As most of you know, STP and Zodiac are part of the Fossil Group. With the update, the watch gets STP’s latest-generation movement.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver full-lume dial

The new movement replaces the Sellita SW200-1 and the STP3-13 that the brand used previously for the Pro-Diver. Like the Sellita SW200-1, the automatic STP 1-21 is a derivative of the ETA 2824-2. It operates at a 28,800vph frequency and has 26 jewels and a 40-hour power reserve. This reworked version features a silicon hairspring, allowing greater magnetism resistance. With the COSC certification, the accuracy is within -4/+6 seconds per day.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver full-lume dial lume shot

Final thoughts on the new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver

The watch comes complete with a seven-row stainless steel bracelet that suits the overall design well. This bracelet features a spring-loaded butterfly clasp with a push-button release and a quick-release system. We know from experience that Zodiac has significantly upped its quality in the past few years. The build quality of the cases and bracelets is really good, especially considering the prices the brand asks for its timepieces. The newest Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver is available now for US$2,295, making it $100 more expensive than the black-dial model. What you get for that extra money is a full-lume dial and a refreshing color scheme. That is why I would love to take this new Zodiac for a spin.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver full-lume dial RedBar

A RedBar limited edition

As mentioned earlier, Zodiac also announced a special 200-piece limited edition of this watch a little over a week ago. This special version of the same watch is a collaborative effort with the RedBar Group, the well-known global community of watch collectors with a shared passion for horology. Technically, the watch is the same as the standard-production version, but there are some subtle design differences.

This limited-edition version has the same pistachio-green luminous dial but features a red dot between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers. The design was inspired by the Point series that Zodiac produced in the 1990s. The red dot also shows up on the case back as a nice link to the dial side of the watch. In addition to the stainless steel bracelet, the limited edition comes with a black and red PET Velcro strap.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver full-lume dial RedBar

A tasteful collaboration

This special RedBar version of the Pro-Diver is a subtle variation of the regular model’s design. Not only does it link back to the brand’s history, but it also fits the RedBar community nicely. Like the regular model, the watch is available for US$2,295. At the time of writing, it’s sold out on Zodiacs’s website, but a few pieces are still available through the Windup Watch Shop. If you prefer this special RedBar version, you’ll have to be quick and buy one while you can.

I think Zodiac introduced two great versions of its professional dive watch. They show a more serious side of the brand that celebrates the 1980s night divers in proper style. As a fan of classic night divers, it is no surprise that I like both models quite a bit. I hope Zodiac keeps surprising us with a great mix of more serious, bold, and colorful watches. It makes the brand unique in the wide landscape of watches, and I can’t wait to find out what’s coming next.

For more information, visit the official Zodiac Watches website. Let us know in the comments section which of these two models you prefer.

Watch specifications

Super Sea Wolf Pro-Diver
Pistachio-green Super-LumiNova dial with Super-LumiNova hands and indexes
Case Material
Stainless steel with ceramic bezel insert
Case Dimensions
42mm (diameter) × 49.8mm (lug-to-lug) × 13mm (thickness)
Case Back
Stainless steel, screw-in
STP 1-21: automatic and manual winding, 28,800vph frequency, 40-hour power reserve, 26 jewels COSC-certified chronometer
Water Resistance
300 meters
Stainless steel seven-row bracelet (20mm width), spring-loaded butterfly clasp with push-button release
Time (hours, minutes, cental seconds) and 60-minute dive bezel