Lauded as the “Watch of the Future”, the original Astrographic was designed in 1969 during the height of the space race—a period of technological innovation culminating into the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing. Ignited by this advancement in space exploration, Zodiac sought to bring a similar pioneering attitude to timekeeping. Deriving its name from the terms astronomy and astrology, the Astrographic was a watch very much ahead of its time with its avant-garde shaped case and use of floating disks to tell time in lieu of traditional watch hands.
Now in honor of the Astrographic’s 50th Anniversary, we’ve crafted a one-of-a-kind limited edition inspired by the next giant leap for humankind: the exploration of Mars. This new model still features suspended hour and minute markers that simulate two revolving satellites in space, while the second hand is designed as a red dot to resemble the iconic Red Planet. In striking gold-tone stainless steel, this re-issue of the Astrographic marks Zodiac’s commitment to blending historically renowned design with Swiss-made horological advancements.