The Zodiac brand has been creating fine Swiss watches since 1882 and the name has become synonymous with both precision craftsmanship and style innovation. Now Zodiac has carried its dedication to design to a new level with the Sea Dragon collection, a limited edition set of timepieces created in collaboration with the hook+ALBERT line of premium men’s accessories.
Style conscious men have made hook+ALBERT one of the premier names in sartorial accessories, with the brand’s impeccably tasteful ties, socks and other items sold in retail chains like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as upscale boutiques all over the country. That’s why hook+ALBERT is the perfect partner for the latest line of designer timepieces from Zodiac.
The result is the Sea Dragon line, a limited collection of personalized watches. The three designs in this line are the Green Sea Dragon, Silver Sea Dragon and Blue Sea Dragon. Each comes with both premium leather and stainless steel straps, a branded suede pouch, watch tool, deployment hardware and individually numbered insignia. The 39mm case holds an automatic STP 1-11 movement and is water-resistant to 10 ATM. Each watch has a two-year international warranty.
According to hook+ALBERT co-founder Cory Rosenberg, “We are thrilled to have partnered with Zodiac and grow our collection of sartorial men’s luxuries.” Co-founder Adam Schoenberg added, “Zodiac appreciates our attention to detail and recognizes our passion for helping men discover their personal style.”
All three models can be purchased now at hookandalbert.com, but probably not for very long since this is a very limited edition. Only 10 pieces of each style have been made for a total of 30 Zodiac Sea Dragon watches. List price is $1,395.
With their clean, contemporary lines and sophisticated use of color, the Zodiac Sea Dragon watches will make very welcome gifts for those sharp dressed men on your gift list—provided you can score any of the 30 limited edition pieces.
Just be sure that you purchase your Zodiac Sea Dragon, or any other luxury Swiss watch, from a reputable dealer because there’s now about $2M in contraband merchandise floating around the NYC area. On Tuesday morning, an armed robber held up a jewelry shop in the city’s Diamond District and pistol-whipped the owner’s father before making off with $2 million in watches and gems.
After making this haul from Watch Standard Jeweler on West 47th Street, the thief and an accomplice disappeared into the crowd that had gathered to watch the Veteran’s Day parade. The NYPD is currently going over surveillance videos on hopes of finding clues to the identity of the two jewel robbers.
In the meantime, if a shady looking character approaches you on a street in NYC and offers to sell you a luxury watch at a huge discount, keep walking.