I’m thrilled to host another guest post by Chriscentro, in which he shares his initial impressions of Squale 60 Atmos diver’s watch.
What I got here is the blue version of the recently launched Squale 60 Atmos 600m diver watch. There are 3 versions of the watch, the other 2 are the ash grey dial and a black dial with orange accents on its hour marker, the latter comes in a fully brushed steel case instead. Here are some of my initial impressions of my blue version the watch. First off, the official specs:
Movement: Swiss automatic movement. ETA2824-2.
Dial: Sunburst cyan/blue. Applied index markers.
Date: 3 O’clock
Case: 316L Stainless Steel. Polished
Bezel: Bakelite bezel with multifaceted metal applique.
Crown: Screwdown crown at 4 O’clock
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on the inside
Strap: 22mm Squale signed leather strap
Water resistance: 600m
Dimensions: 44mm in diameter, 51mm lugs to lugs, 15.8mm thick including sapphire crystal
Power Reserve: ~42 hours
(specs taken from Gnomon website)
The bezel is slightly larger than the case at about 44mm and underneath it, the case is about 42mm. The dial opening is around 32mm. Although, the lug to lug is 51mm, the watch hugs my 6.5 inch wrist well with the downward pointing lugs. Sadly for me, there is no SQUALE inscription on the side of the watch case. The fully polished case of the watch makes it a magnet for finger prints!
The stunning sunburst dial is just amazing to look at; Squale always does nice colours! Continuing with the bling theme are the metallic applied hour markers and the metallic insert of the bakelite bezel. Isn’t it cool to actually have a bakelite bezel in a modern watch. Some people don’t like the missing markers on the bezel (between 30 – 45 marks) but it does not bother me at all. Being a bigger watch than the 50 Atmos, unscrewing the bigger crown is easier.
The watch comes with a tan leather strap and a mesh bracelet. Aesthetically, I like the mesh bracelet more and it wears really comfortably. Like most Squale watches, it is powered by the tried and tested ETA 2824. Mine is doing well at about +5secs a day. It is such a gorgeous looking watch and comfortable to wear, I like it!
Here are some photos of the watch, hope you enjoy it. More photos at Instagram @chriscentro