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For many years Squale made waves with their dive watches since the 1950s. They produced watches that are unfitting for jewelry stores but rather those specialized in dive watches. The latter which we Gnomon Watches fits and belonging to the professional tool watch category, nailed our long-term partnership with the Swiss watch brand for many years, churning out classic novelties that based heavily on their archives. Therefore today we like to introduce to you our new exclusive diver from the Ref. 1545 collection.
|Squale 30 ATMOS Black GMT Ceramica - 40mm|
The Squale 30 ATMOS Black GMT Ceramica Ref. 1545BGC is the latest model introduced by Squale after its always sold out antecedent. Made in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss Made ETA 2893-2/Sellita SW330-1 automatic movement with quickset GMT and date function. Following its precursor, this is the first black dial GMT model featuring a black ceramic bezel with engraved 24 hour markers in size 40mm, introduced by Squale in their 60 years of watchmaking history. Based on a vintage diver model produced by Squale in the 1960s with the added feature of a GMT function. Tastefully done and equipped with the elegant oyster bracelet for that ultimate nostalgia.
With its scratch resistant black ceramic bezel with black dial providing a refined yet sporty character that can transform from diving to dining instantly with a blend of vintage thrown into the mix. Truly worthy of Squale’s watchmaking philosophy.
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 enamel paint. The excess paint 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. The 30 ATMOS has fine numbers for a more refined looks.
Applied vintage hour markers
The craftsmanship continues onto the dial. Making use this time the dial and hands design that is synonymous to Squale diver watches for centuries — making this instantly recognizable even from far. A real classic in the making, which we are sure collectors can agree with. The hour markers and hands are applied with generous amount of SuperLuminova luminous, that glows in the dark along with the bezel. Top it up with a flat sapphire crystal that sits flush with the case, coated with anti-reflective on the inside for better clarity.
|No Nonsense black ceramic bezel
Since we mention the case, continuing on the characteristics of the 1545 series, the latest 30 ATMOS Black GMT Ceramica Ref.1545BGC keeps getting better! Measuring at just 40mm and 12.5mm thick, the watch is the first 30 ATMOS that got sized down a little to fit most wrist. Featuring a svelte case, bolder design, and better water resistance, the 30 ATMOS has yet again set a new standard in the price segment. The short lugs to lugs length of 47mm are curved downwards for a very comfortable and wrap around fit.
Good looks are appreciated, but performance matters more; in terms of ease when in operations, not only is readability high, one has a great pleasure to operate. The large screw-down crown, while featuring an engraved “Von Buren” emblem, it is effortless to grip, and it screws in and out without any sense of roughness in the screw threads contributed largely also by the larger than usual screw tube.
|Superluminova applied on bezel, hour markers & hands|
Entirely designed and hand finished in Switzerland the watch is satin brushed on the top, and high polished on the sides to a very high standard, again synonymous with Squale. The transitions between brushed and polished parts very well defined like every other Squale watch. The 120 clicks unidirectional rotating bezel clicks positively with little play for added confidence.
The Squale 30 ATMOS Black GMT Ceramica comes with a whole new stylish oyster bracelet that brings back the glamours of yesteryears, allowing one to indulge and luxuriate on this beauty. The bracelet is finished in a mixture of satin brushed and high polished in the middle, with solid end-links and screw-in links.
|40mm case for everyday wear|
The Squale 30 ATMOS Black GMT Ceramica Ref.1545BGC is a beautiful watch that brings modern built with serious looks. We love the originality that goes into this particular model, especially the continuation of the Squale dial and hands design language. And not to mention the engraved ceramic bezel with luminous. If you are in the market for a well-built well-priced watch and does not want the colorful flare of the two-toned models, this is the watch to worth considering. Did we mention that the 30 ATMOS GMT continues to be scarce as they are only made in a small production every six months to maintain its exclusivity?