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Squale has completely remade the legendary 101 ATMOS for 2017. Now with an totally new case construction featuring a helium escapement valve and updated bezel system for the gorgeous bakelite bezel.
|101 ATMOS Blue with Improved Case|
The Squale 101 ATMOS Ref. 2002 watch is a remake of the original 101ATMOS from the 70s. A must have for Vintage fans. Made in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.
Squale features the 101 ATMOS Blue - 2017 Edition with a superb blue dial in this model, depending on the lightings, goes from a deep blue to a deep black; due to the sunburst finishing. It comes with polished applied indexes filled with SuperLuminova luminous, just like the hands. One of those watches that has to be seen in person to enjoy the beauty.
|Sunburst Blue dial with multi-faceted applied index|
The bakelite bevel is coloured in a multi-stage process. First the phosphorescent SuperLuminova material is applied by hand, followed by colouring with varnishes immune to seawater corrosion, and then application to the supporting steel substrate. This guarantees that the component is warm to the touch while guaranteeing excellent bevel legibility thanks to the transparency.Like the model that inspired it, the bezel can always be unscrewed from above.
|Integrated Automatic Helium Valve Escapement|
The all new 44mm stainless steel case is also improved in the latest edition. With a more masculine lugs making the wrist presence more prominent now compared to the older case. Also new is the automatic helium escapement valve(HEV) integrated into the case is at 9 o'clock for saturation divers. The 1000 meters watch features the famous snap-on rotating bezel(uni-directional) that is secured by a hexagonal ring screwed onto the top of the case. This system, which was once a Squale's innovation now copied by many watch companies, ensures that bezel won't be accidentally rotated during underwater activities. Finally a 3.5mm thick sapphire crystal with double gasket to ensure outstanding resistance.
The new caseback is now fully engraved with an updates interpretation of the classic wave design and, of course, Squale's logo. For many years the Squale logo has been a mark of quality. All painstakingly designed details, crafted to make a product that keeps faith with the Squale brand philosophy.The 101ATMOS's discreet elegance is combined with reliability, provided for example by the Swedish steels used.
|Updated caseback with new engraving technique|
Mechanical reliability is guaranteed by the well tried and tested ETA 2824-2 which Squale has been working with for around 50 years. The Squale 101 ATMOS features a superb Italian made ‘Tropic’ leather strap.
The Squale 101 ATMOS is definitely head turner and an iconic Squale model that will not be mistaken for any other. The iconic model that can be found in the history books of many well established brands. If you are a dive watch nut, there is no reason not to be considering the 101 ATMOS simply because it is quite the influential model and one watch that has always been copied but never outdone. For the new collectors, who wants a 60s style dive watch and doesn't like the conventional looks, this is a watch definitely worth considering. Or if you are simply looking for a solid built everyday watch that is also outstanding aesthetically. This is the watch definitely worth considering.
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