Though most likely know Swiss made dive watches Squale from their less costly Submariner homages, we at worn&wound are enthusiasts of the brand for an entirely distinctive reason. There’s no denying that the watch global today is captivated with the whole thing “background.” Prices for antique pieces have gone up, lengthy-long gone agencies are being introduced again from the useless (with little to no connection to the past), and infinite mounted manufacturers are digging into their documents to revive discontinued models and designs. Despite the attempt, it all feels a piece disingenuous, with marketing departments certainly playing up heritage to sell purchasers stories that, more often than now not, aren’t actual. Squale is one of a kind.


Squale’s records stretches again to 1948, whilst dive fanatic Charles Von Buren first started assembling watches in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The emblem saw a few severe growth beneath his tutelage, and all through the 60s and 70s Squale become a reputable leader in the dive watch world (in truth, some of brands, from Doxa to Blancpain, subcontracted Squale to construct instances for their watches). Later, Von Buren commenced generating watches bearing the Squale call and shark emblem, ensuing in some of Squale’s most iconic timepieces. In the very last decades of the 20 th century, the Quartz growth hit Squale tough, as it did many different brands. Though Squale continued, efforts have been refocused on generating lower priced quartz models. With that, the logo dwindled from reminiscence, but never truely went away

In 2010, Squale back to the spotlight, this time beneath the Maggi circle of relatives, Squale’s longtime Italian distributor. They directed production back to automated dive watches, tapping into Squale’s rich beyond and paying homage to some of their most crucial historical fashions (examine our assessment of the Squale one zero one Atmos Ref. 2002A). The watches Squale makes today aren’t advertising ploys or upsized reinterpretations of a bygone generation. What they make are watches that very an awful lot look and feel as though they have been designed (they were) and constructed inside the 60s and 70s, albeit with current production approaches. (It must be mentioned that some modern fashions have even used NOS elements.)


2014 has been an in particular exciting year for Squale. They added the Master at Basel, and working with Jonathan Bordell of Page and Cooper, they created a restricted edition Master line using a batch of these days found NOS bezels from the Sixties. Squale also introduced the Blue Dial and the Super Matte, appealing additions to their popular 50 Atmos line.

Today’s overview takes a examine the black dial variation of the 50 Atmos (Ref. 1521) line. At about $829, the 50 Atmos is an excellent Swiss-made watch that, in terms of each style and production, outsmarts maximum of the competition. The watch being reviewed is from my personal series, so please excuse any scratches you could see in the photos. With that said, allow’s take a better look.

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