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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 these tropical dive watch cases for many brands like Aquastar, Doxa and Blancpain, to name a few. Today, Squale continues to emerge without many changes to the original for collectors, allowing much enjoyment in ownership of the original design, synonymous with the Squale brand.
Since the Squale 50 ATMOS Ref. 1521 026/BLU watch is a must-have for Squale fans, the brand has upgraded the skin-diver with a new design and movement. Behold the all-new Squale 50 ATMOS Ocean COSC.
|Squale 50 ATMOS Ocean COSC
Squale chose to keep the case silhouette the same to stay true to the original. The stay "true-to-original" philosophy gives watch enthusiasts much enjoyment of the retro-ness. However, much improvement has been made to the construction and finishing using modern-day machinery and technology. The COSC Certified 50 Atmos is now part of the cornerstone of the 1521 Collection.
The 50 ATMOS case dimension stays true at 42mm wide and 48mm lugs to lugs, and 12.5mm slim. The unique case construction also meant the 500m watch could be kept at 12.5mm. The contemporary footprint means the 50 ATMOS is exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. The Squale 50 ATMOS has a uni-directional 120-click bezel. The screw-down crown is located at 4 O'clock. Topping it off, sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating for added toughness and clarity. True to its predecessors, this steel model features a case with a bi-lux finish which incorporates satin finishing with polished bevels for maximum elegance.
|The signature case design synonymous with Squale
The designed technical characteristics ensure maximum reliability in all situations, making the 1521 COSC watch a truly reliable instrument in all underwater adventures. The bezel is equipped with indicators made in SuperLuminova. For the first time on the classics, the dial now comes with applied indexes, guaranteeing high legibility even in the most extreme diving conditions where it becomes essential to keep track of every minute. The sunburst dial made by Squale is different from those you will see regularly. It is designed with easy-time reading in mind. The white and orange hour and minute hands make time reading underwater easy.
While diving, precision is essential. Introducing two versions with a COSC-certified calibre is a further step towards perfection. Made in Switzerland and powered by a "Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres" automatic calibre, 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 40 hours. The perk of being a chronometer-certified movement is that this 50 ATMOS has to be accurate to -4 to +6 seconds a day and also to be Swiss-made with built from the highest quality materials with the most incredible levels of care.
|SuperLuminova glows in the dark
The Squale 50 ATMOS comes with its Black Homage Tropic Rubber strap and an additional Vegetable Tanned Leather Strap.
The Squale 50 ATMOS Ocean COSC is a true Squale 50 ATMOS that does not try to be something else. Their mechanical performance is outstanding, and their look is equally extraordinary. An iconic model that can be seen in the history books of many big brands. If you are a watch enthusiast who wants a 60s-style dive watch and doesn't like the conventional black, this watch is worth considering. Or if you are looking for a solid-built everyday watch that is also outstanding aesthetically. This is the watch for you.