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The new 20 ATMOS MILITAIRE Ceramic - 1545 - SEL Bracelet has just gotten a new upgrade. With improved new case construction, new crown system and new material to freshen things up a little.
|Squale 20 ATMOS MILITAIRE Ceramic - 1545 - SEL Bracelet|
The most obvious addition to the 20 ATMOS Militaire Ceramic is of course the new bezel insert. The ceramic bezel is first cut into shape and than the numbers are carefully engraved by machines made specially for this purpose. Next, the engraved ceramic bezel is super heated to 1500 degrees to harden and purify the ceramic. The engraved numerals on the hardened bezel is than carefully filled with silver gilt. The excess on the surface of the bezel is than polished to a high gloss leaving only the numerals filled permanently. Virtually indestructible and impervious to scratches, the ceramic bezel will last for years to come.
|Engraved Ceramic Bezel Insert with Silver Numbers|
The Squale 20 ATMOS Militaire Ceramic is powered by ETA's automatic caliber, ETA2824-2, operating at 28,800 BPH (4 Hertzs) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 25 jewels with a power reserve of 42 hours.
The 200m water resistant stainless steel case measure 40mm case without the crown, has a lug to lug length of 48mm, and a thickness of about 13.5mm(contributed mostly by the domed sapphire), with a lug width of 20mm. The short curved-down lugs means that the watch sits nicely on all wrist sizes. The crown system has also been improved from the previous generation with deeper grooves on the crown for a better grip and also a more substantial screw threads for a more positive screwdown action.
The bezel has deep grooves machined into it for a good grip. It rotates smoothly into 120 positions in a counter-clockwise direction. Further refinement on it's case, mixture of satin brush on the top surfaces and polishing on the sides, can be seen throughout the watch including the bracelet.
|Quality Hand finished in Switzerland|
The highlight of Squale 20 ATMOS Militaire Ceramic is probably the iconic dial design with the "old-radium" looking luminous for that nostalgic feel. The matte black dial with sword handset is where the charm of this watch is.
The 20 ATMOS 1545 comes with a domed sapphire crystal. The sapphire crystal is also coated with anti-reflective on the inside for better clarity.
The Squale 20 ATMOS comes with a metal bracelet with solid end-links and screw-in links. It also has a diver extension for those who wants to bring it for some adventure.
|SuperLuminova for Superb Glow In Dark|
The Squale 20 ATMOS Militaire Ceramic is a quality watch that is very well put together at a great pricing. It probably rivals watches that cost a few times its asking price. This competitive pricing is only possible due to the fact that the 20 ATMOS is a Gnomon Exclusive and priced for direct selling. The mixture of satin and polished parts with ceramic bezel gives the watch a sense of quality. The 20 ATMOS Militaire is a great addition to any dive watch collection or for the first time collector. If you are in the market for a great watch that doesn't break the bank, this is probably it.