Artiste Calame, the founder of Zodiac, began making pocket watches in LeLocle, Switzerland in 1882. The brand made a number of early innovations, including the flat pocket watch, the automatic sports watch, and the power reserve gauge. But perhaps their most important contribution to the world of horology was the first purpose-driven dive watch--the Zodiac Sea Wolf.
There was a rakish charm about early skin divers. You could almost imagine James Bond surfacing from a clandestine dive into hostile territory and then walking into a tuxedo to sip martinis with a femme fatale without changing having to change his watch.
This past month, Nodus began shipping its second incarnation of the popular Sector Dive Watch. The Sector Dive is part of an original series that included a Field version, as well, but has now expanded to comprise both a Pilot and a Sport within the range. Fans of the brand will recognize a number of similarities between the original Sector Dive and this most recent manifestation. However, much is also new.