The feature that will instantly draw you to the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ZO9291 ‘Whitecap’ watch is the bright cobalt blue colorway on the outer minutes scale and broad baton minute hand. The blue colorway is said to represent the ocean and sky. Another colorway that complements the blue one is the white colorway of the watch’s dial. Therefore, the white color represents the white caps and clouds you would see from the ocean.
Instead of using numbers, the watch’s dial uses black rectangular indices. The dial texts at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock use longer rectangles to help you distinguish them from the remaining dial texts. At the 3 o’clock section, there is a date display that has a thin printed black border. After describing what the watch looks like, it is time to explore what features make it an exceptional watch. Below are the features of the watch brand.
It Has a Water Resistance Level of 200 Meters
Watches with little or no water resistance are inconvenient, especially if you have to swim. If you swim with them, they will instantly be destroyed. On the other hand, if you leave it out in the open, it may be stolen. This watch solves this issue by bearing a water resistance level of 200 meters. According to Define Watches, its water resistance level makes it suitable for diving, surface water sports, and professional marine activity.
Even though you can swim with it, there are a couple of things to keep in mind about watches. First, the sealing gaskets responsible for water resistance age and corrode with time. If they totally corrode, you will no longer be able to swim with them. Therefore, you should have the watch tested for water resistance every two years. Additionally, it would not be advisable to shower with it. That is because the watch gaskets get easily destroyed by soap. Within no time, its water resistance ability will be destroyed.
The Watch is Controlled by the STP 1-11 Automatic Movement
The STP 1-11 caliber is manufactured by Zodiac’s parent company, Fossil Group. It is similar to other Swiss automatic calibers but performs much better. One of the impressive features of the movement is its power reserve of 44 hours. If you wear this watch frequently, you may hardly wind it. Since it is automatic, your arm movements technically wind the watch. This movement has a high degree of accuracy at -0/+15 seconds per day. According to Vaer Watches, a general rule of thumb for automatic watches is within 25 seconds per day. With this movement’s accuracy, you may only need to correct it once per week.
The Watch’s Strap is Made of Stainless Steel
Some people may find the pairing of this watch with this bracelet odd. With the watch’s bright colorways, you would expect a rubber strap. Nevertheless, stainless steel is an exceptional bracelet as it offers some advantages to the user. First, the metal does not corrode. Not only does corrosion damage a watch, but it also makes it unattractive. The reason stainless steel does not rust is because it contains an alloy of chromium.
According to Thyssenkrup, stainless steel is coated with a minimum level of chromium of 10.5%. Chromium reacts with oxygen in the air and forms a protective layer; hence stainless steel remains unaffected by air or water. Also, stainless steel has an impressive hardness strength. That means it can tolerate external force without breaking or changing its shape.
The Watch Comes With a Deployant Clasp Closure
The closure uses a system of small, curved metal plates and hinges, which have layers that fold over each other. When the system is activated, it locks the plates and hinges together for optimum closure. The beauty of the deployant clasp closure over other closures is its versatility. It can be attached to metal and leather straps. The closure is attached to this watch’s stainless steel bracelet, which exudes some elegance. Another great feature of the deployant clasp closure is that it allows you to make some minor adjustments. For instance, you can adjust the bracelet’s circumference either by widening or narrowing it so that the watch fits perfectly on your wrist. This closure comes in handy when you need to put on a wetsuit. Since wetsuits make your wrists bigger, you can still widen the closure so that the watch fits on your wetsuit.
Its Crystal is Made From Sapphire
Have you ever wondered why watch whose crystals get cracked or broken? That is because it was likely not made of sapphire. Sapphire is a very hard mineral, hence cannot break or scratch easily. According to Jeweler’s Touch, it has a hardness value of 9, making it the second hardest mineral after diamond at 10. Thanks to its hardness, you do not need to walk into a repair shop any time soon to replace a cracked or broken crystal.
So, if you are the kind of person who frequently drops watches accidentally, this is the watch to consider. Sapphire has another crucial feature, its high transparency. Due to its transparency, you can view time on the dial. However, its transparency is also a drawback since it means glares will also form. Glares form as a result of reflection and make it difficult for you to see the time on the dial. The sapphire crystal is laced with an anti-reflective coating to eliminate the glares.
The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf ZO9291 ‘Whitecap’ watch is one of the most convenient watches you can ever own. For instance, if you need to swim, you can use this watch without taking it off. Also, if you habitually crack your crystal by dropping watches constantly, you will be happy to know that you can drop this watch and not worry about destroying it. Another thing you can admire about this watch is the creativity with the colorway choices. When you actually think about it, you now understand why Zodiac made it water resistant. It wouldn’t make sense to have a watch that mimics the ocean and yet not swim with it.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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