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The Squale 50 ATMOS Blue - 1521 - 026/BLU has been the staple model of what it used to be, in the 1960s and 70s the iconic skin-diver watch. Many dive watch enthusiasts acknowledged that Squale has been making this tropical dive watch cases for many brands like Aquastar, Doxa and Blancpain just to name a few. Today, Squale continues to emerge without much changes to the original for collectors today, allowing much enjoyment in ownership of the original design, synonymous with the Squale brand.
|Squale 50 ATMOS Blue - 1521 - 026/BLU on Tan Leather Strap|
The Squale 50 ATMOS Ref. 1521 026/BLU watch is a must have for Squale fans who wants a refreshing diver watch. You will have to see this watch in person to admire this watch.
To stay true to the original, Squale chose not to change much in terms of case silhouette. Though much improvement has been made to the case construction and finishing through the use of modern day machineries and technology. The stay "true-to-original" philosophy gives watch enthusiasts much enjoyment of the retro-ness.
|The signature case design synonymous with Squale|
The 50 ATMOS Blue - 1521 - 026/BLU's case dimension stays true at 41mm wide and 48mm lugs to lugs and 12.5mm slim. The unique case construction also meant that the 500m watch can be kept at a slim 12.5mm. The contemporary footprint means that the 50 ATMOS Blue is exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. The Squale 50 ATMOS has a uni-directional 120 click bezel. The screwdown crown is located at 4 O'clock. Topping it off, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating for added toughness and clarity.
Made in Switzerland and powered by an ETA automatic caliber, ETA2824-2/SW 200, élaboré, operating at 28,800 bph (4 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 25 jewels with a power reserve of 38 hours.
|Beautiful Sunburst Blue dial|
The blue sun burst dial is defintely not a color you will see regularly. It is designed with easy time reading in mind. The white and orange hour and minute hands makes time reading underwater easy.
The Squale 50 ATMOS comes with a choice of leather or rubber strap. You can find more about the different characteristics of the different straps here.
The Squale 50 ATMOS Blue - 1521 - 026/BLU is definitely a true blue Squale 50 ATMOS that does not try to be something else. An iconic model that can be seen in the history books of many big brands. If you are a watch enthusiasts who wants a 60s style dive watch and doesn't like the conventional black, 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 for you.