Rowing Blazers x Zodiac
Zodiac x Rowing Blazers for Harry's Bar Super Sea Wolf
Limited-edition Zodiac x Rowing Blazers for Harry's Bar Super Sea Wolf timepiece featuring a co-branded bottle green dial adorned with Harry’s iconic cartoon barflies, a 40mm stainless steel case, a classic 5-link stainless steel bracelet, and an additional French military-style #tide strap made from 100% recycled ocean plastic. Limited edition of 282. Final Sale.
40mm stainless steel case. 5-link stainless steel bracelet. STP 1-11 automatic movement. Water resistance rating of 20 ATM. Limited edition of 282.
40mm case. Adjustable strap. One size fits most.
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. To this day, the bar’s dining menu consists only of hot dogs.
This project marks Rowing Blazers’ first collaboration with Zodiac. Like 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.”
Rowing Blazers Founder and Creative Director Jack Carlson — himself a member of Harry’s own storied 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.”
“Zodiac has always stood for fun, yet serious tool watches,” adds vintage watch expert (and Rowing Blazers friend and collaborator) Eric Wind of Wind Vintage. “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 Watch 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.”