ZODIAC X ROWING BLAZERS FOR HARRY’S BAR
The Zodiac x Rowing Blazers for Harry’s Bar Super Sea Wolf — part of our ongoing collaboration with the legendary Parisian cocktail bar — is now available. The Swiss-made timepiece was designed by Zodiac, Rowing Blazers founder Jack Carlson, and vintage watch expert (and friend of the brand) Eric Wind of Wind Vintage, and is limited to an edition of 282.
The “traditionally inventive” Harry’s New York Bar, located at “Sank Roo Doe Noo” in Paris, has been a destination for distinguished expats and international celebrities since first opening on Thanksgiving Day in 1911. Its name is taken from both its famed original barman — Scotsman Harry MacElhone — and from the physical bar itself, which was relocated to Paris from its first home in pre-prohibition Manhattan. Over the past century-plus, the legendary establishment has counted various luminaries from the worlds of literature, music, art and politics among its patrons. Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Bill Tilden and Humphrey Bogart drank there; Ian Fleming incorporated it into From a View to a Kill; George Gershwin wrote “An American in Paris” in Harry’s cozy basement piano bar. And in addition to its celebrated clientele, Harry’s has also had a major influence on the world of cocktails, having invented some of the most classic drinks of all-time: the Bloody Mary, the Sidecar, and the French 75. Jack — himself a lifetime member of Harry’s own secret society, the International Bar Flies (or I.B.F.) — says “Harry’s New York Bar is everything we aspire to be at Rowing Blazers: inclusive and unassuming, charmingly ridiculous, but with a hint of old-world glamour and a deep appreciation for history — all while remaining inventive, creative, and innovative. I’m excited to work with one of my favorite watch brands, Zodiac, to create this limited-edition watch celebrating one of my favorite bars. It’s rare and special to bring together three like-minded brands like this.”
The Zodiac x Rowing Blazers for Harry's Bar Super Sea Wolf features a co-branded bottle green dial adorned with Harry's iconic "bar flies" cartoon logo in a 40mm stainless steel case, Zodiac’s classic 5-link stainless steel bracelet, STP 1-11 automatic movement, and boasts water resistance rating of 20 ATM. The limited-edition set also includes an additional French military-style #tide strap made from 100% recycled ocean plastic.
This project marks our first collaboration with Zodiac. Like both Rowing Blazers and Harry’s Bar, Zodiac blends tradition, quality, and authenticity with a taste for the unconventional and subversive. As Zodiac’s TJ McKnight explains: “Since our founding more than a century ago, we have dedicated ourselves to the precision and craftsmanship associated with Swiss timekeeping — with a rebellious spirit. We have consistently pushed the limits of design innovation, evolving our style and driving our timepieces to become more technical and dynamic. Our pursuit to create quality, precision Swiss watches that are made to be worn and lived in has been the fuel for some of our most beloved collections. As we create the next generation of tool, dive and dress watches, our engineers and artisans are already hard at work challenging boundaries and breaking rules.”
“Zodiac has always stood for fun-yet-serious tool watches,” adds Wind, who’s previously been involved with the popular Rowing Blazers x Seiko capsules. “The company’s vintage models, often featuring an amazing array of colors, are some of my favorite watches to collect and wear. The new Harry’s Bar Super Sea Wolf is our take on that tradition, with an eye-catching dial in a highly-wearable and easy-to-wear case. At Rowing Blazers, our approach to watches is to design models that bring people into the watch community and that will be heirlooms to be appreciated for generations to come. We couldn’t be more excited to have worked with Zodiac on this project and can’t wait to see this watch on the wrists of people around the world.”
#tide is a Swiss company born from the watch industry, originally founded to manufacture watch straps from upcycled ocean plastics. Today, #tide ocean material® is an award-winning material resource available in several forms (granules for plastic injection, yarn for textile applications, and filament for 3D printing) with a wide range of applications (from watches to furniture; automotive parts to apparel; consumer electronics to carpets).
The limited-edition Zodiac x Rowing Blazers for Harry’s Bar Super Sea Wolf — the perfect accessory for our ongoing Rowing Blazers x Harry’s Bar collection — is available to purchase now, both here on our site and at zodiacwatches.com.