Summer is just around the corner. That means that the season for brightly colored, water-resistant watches is here. And when it comes to colorful divers, no brand does them quite like Zodiac. Today, the brand introduces two new core colorways into its Super Sea Wolf Compression collection. Not that there weren’t already a handful of options to choose from, but with Zodiac’s ever-bold chromatic creations, being spoiled for choice is a privilege we all can enjoy. And with divers typically donning a mournful, monochromatic livery, it’s great to have a brand that opts for the opposite side of the spectrum.

These colorful endeavors previously focused on the brand’s GMT model. These days, it’s the Super Sea Wolf diver that has become quite the chameleon. Last year, I wrote about the lovely Aquamarine Dream version. But the Zodiac catalog already included a number of colorful options, and two more have now been added to that lineup. One is based on a classic Zodiac from the past, while the other is an all-new offering. Both are tastefully executed watches that exemplify how over-the-top color can be achieved in a bold yet tasteful way. So if you’re looking for a perfect watch for summer, look no further. Zodiac has you covered!

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression ZO9305 Seafoam

The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression ZO9304 “Gulf”

Let’s kick things off with a callback. The first of these two new Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Compression divers is the ZO9304. This model is nicknamed the “Gulf” for obvious reasons. It calls back the classic light blue, orange, and silver colorway of the vintage Zodiac Sea Wolf 1781W. That 35mm version of the brand’s famous diver has become a collector’s piece, fetching hefty prices on the pre-owned market.

This 41mm modern version will surely make plenty of folks who couldn’t find or afford the vintage model (or who found it too small) very happy. It’s a modern, reliable take on a vintage classic. With this one on your wrist, you won’t have to think twice about cannonballing into the pool.

Super Sea Wolf Compression ZO9305 “Seafoam”

The second colorway is a lovely shade that those familiar with Fender Stratocasters or Ford Thunderbirds will recognize as seafoam green. Combined with black, white, and a touch of orange, it’s bound to be a summer hit. A color made popular in the late ’50s, it made its way to guitars, cars, and almost everything else (phones, refrigerators, surfboards…you name it). Combined with a dash of orange, it gives the Super Sea Wolf a lovely, refreshing summer persona. Whether you’re enjoying a top-down ride in your T-Bird, strumming along to some classic surf rock, or even hitting the beach to catch some waves, this diver will rock along on your wrist — even more so if you wear it on the color-matched Tropic-style rubber strap.

Both models feature the same 41mm × 13.4mm steel case. They have a water resistance rating of 200m with a screw-down crown and case back, and both house the STP 1-11 movement. At purchase, the “Gulf” model comes on a five-row stainless steel bracelet with a butterfly clasp and a spring-loaded extension. The “Seafoam” model, on the other hand, comes equipped with a matching Tropic-style rubber strap with a pin buckle. However, Zodiac also offers the bracelet (US$295) and various rubber straps (US$95) on its website.

Final thoughts

Start ironing your favorite Hawaiian shirt, apply plenty of sunscreen, and stock up on rum, limes, and ice. You wouldn’t want summer to catch you unprepared. And if you find yourself looking for a summer watch, make sure to consider the two new Zodiac colorways. I spent my summer last year with a Super Sea Wolf, and I can highly recommend it. Should you want to do so too, the new ZO9304 “Gulf” on steel costs US$1,595 (~€1,490), while the ZO9305 “Seafoam” on rubber will set you back US$1,295 (~€1,210). For more information, please visit the Zodiac website. And for a full rundown of the specs, check out the chart below.

For now, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the latest Sea Wolfs to join Zodiac’s pack. Are they summer hits, or did they sit out in the sun for too long? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Watch specifications

Super Sea Wolf Compression
ZO9304 (Gulf) / ZO9305 (Seafoam)
Sunburst silver with orange applied indices and minute track / Sunburst seafoam green with black applied indices and white minute track
Case Material
Stainless steel with mineral glass bezel insert
Case Dimensions
41mm × 13.4mm
Case Back
Solid stainless steel, screw-down
STP 1-11 — automatic winding, 28,800vph frequency, 44-hour power reserve, 26 jewels
Water Resistance
Stainless steel five-row bracelet with butterfly clasp and spring-loaded extension (ZO9304) / Tropic-style rubber strap in seafoam green (ZO9305)
Time (hours, minutes, central seconds), date, 60-minute dive bezel
US$1,595 (bracelet) / US$1,295 (strap)