Your Cart

Nothing in cart

  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
  • Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
Squale

Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs

6 Reviews
Title
In Stock
...
Send product enquiry
May we assist you?

Please use the form below to send your enquiry about Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs.

Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs

6 Reviews

To celebrate a magnificent partnership between two of Italy's historic brands, Squale introduces a fantastic limited-edition timepiece to reflect on both the prodigious heritage of Drass Galeazzi and the distinguished watchmaking legacy of Squale. With a blend of an alluring vintage-inspired design, modern materials, and spectacular underwater performance, the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi is an excellent limited-edition timepiece from Squale, packed full of exciting features for both professional divers and avid watch enthusiasts.

Since its founding in 1946 by dive enthusiast Charles von Büren in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, Squale has pushed the boundaries of dive watches with its continuous pursuit of avant-garde innovation. This was remarkably demonstrated in the late 1960s with the release of the groundbreaking 101 ATMOS, achieving the first-ever 1000m dive watch without the need for a helium escape valve. Before even a time where rubber gaskets and screw-in case-backs were widely implemented on dive watches, Squale designed an ingenious ring lock system, securing the case back with a threaded metal ring.

Squale Drass Galeazzi - Ltd Ed 500pcs
Having understood the requisites of divers, Squale strives to bring professional divers with highly reliable timepieces to withstand the unforgiving underwater environments. As a highly-respected leader in the dive watch industry in the '60s and '70s, numerous renowned Swiss watch manufacturers such as Tag Heuer, Doxa, and Blancpain sought out Squale's watchmaking expertise to manufacture robust and well-designed cases for their watches. Today, Squale remains an illustrious family-run business now based in Italy - ceaselessly creating magnificent timepieces that faithfully embody the adventurous spirit of Charles von Büren.

In the field of producing outstanding underwater equipment, leading Italian manufacturing company Drass Galeazzi, best known for their cutting-edge subsea technology since the 1920s, shares a like-minded belief of innovation the same way Squale does. In 1937, Roberto Galeazzi, the founder of the legendary company, made history when he set the world record for deep diving emersion with the first-ever patented mechanic hinged diving suit. Since then, he forged an unfaltering path for Drass, paving the way for the brand to become Italy's premier manufacturer of submarines, hyperbaric chambers, and vehicles for special forces.

The Galeazzi Atmospheric Diving Suit made in 1939 for commercial and military application
Intriguingly, Squale not only re-mastered this new collaborative skin-diver based on the current Squale's signature 50 ATMOS case. The masterfully crafted, highly-polished 316L stainless steel case of the Squale 50 ATMOS Galeazzi goes back well over five decades where the watchmaker engineered the Fifty Fathoms 3H Bund for Blancpain during the seventies. The iconic case certainly reflects Squale's extensive experience in the artistry of producing exemplary watch cases, as robustly build and over-engineered just like the ones made for the Bundeswehr Kampfschwimmer, as it is with Galeazzi.

This timeless and distinctive case design, or otherwise known as the esteemed "Von Büren case," bears a classic '60s aesthetic. The case features a screw-down crown at the 4 o'clock position cleverly tucked underneath the case construction, minimizing the risk of accidental knocks that may harm the movement.

This time, Squale went above and beyond to upgrade the 50 ATMOS case with an additional helium escape valve at the 9 o'clock position, providing the watch with uncompromised driving performance as it discharges built-up pressure during decompression. Again, a vital but straightforward feature aligns with Drass Galeazzi's values of design excellence when it comes to developing powerful underwater technologies.


Double signed dial with full-on sixties skin-diver charm

Dimensions on the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi hits the sweet spot between a classic vintage size and bold tool watches of the present. In the same spirit as the original Fifty Fathoms 3H Bund, measuring in with a gratifying case diameter of 42mm, a lug to lug distance of 49mm, and a case thickness of 16mm. It is a piece that excels in its beautifully proportioned case, keeping it highly wearable on a wide range of wrist sizes. Fitted with convenient drilled lug holes for an easy strap change, the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi pairs well with a 20mm vintage-stitched black calf leather strap and a complimentary black carbon-fiber grained strap with leather backing for utmost comfort.

While being a vintage-inspired dive watch, the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi effectively pull off a retro look with phenomenal modern materials. On the deep black 120-click unidirectional diving bezel, the scratch-resistant sapphire bezel insert exhibits a pleasing luster in different angles, capturing the warm look of vintage bakelite bezels. This bezel design is instantly recognizable as a style reminiscent of the stunning bezel in one of an exceedingly iconic dive watch. Like the Legendary Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, Squale had made cases for back in the day. For a fresh modern touch, each hour marker on the bezel, including the 12 o'clock triangle, is treated with "Old Radium" Super-LumiNova luminescent for a charming aged look and a bright glow in the dark.


Helium escape valve at 9 o’clock, a first for the 50 Atmos case

Zooming into the main highlight of the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi, the captivating matte black textured dial ensures maximum legibility with its substantial square hour markers and broad pencil-style hands. Under the deep dark depths of the ocean, overcoming the lack of light and decreased legibility is a menacing challenge for divers. Fortunately, underwater legibility is one of the most vital attributes of the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi; packing a vibrant orange minute hand and a generous coating of "Old Radium" Swiss SuperLumiNova luminescent treatment, the hands, and markers exhibit a charming vintage appeal of aged radium lume used of the past while offering a bright green glow in dark lighting conditions.

Marking the commemoration between the respected brands, the dial of the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi displays both the Squale logo at the 12 o'clock position and the classic Galeazzi logo at the 6 o'clock position. The depiction of a divers' helmet symbolizes the Drass Galeazzi's excellence of pioneering underwater exploration - a proud mark of great honor and rich heritage. At the 3 o'clock position, the hour marker is replaced with a subtle date window, matching the dial seamlessly with a black date wheel with contrasting white text.


Glows bright in the dark, even on its sapphire bezel

With the emphasis on incredible underwater performance, the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi is equipped with a thick 4mm scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protecting the exquisite dial and a screw-down case back, achieving a hefty water-resistance of 500m ready for undersea adventures. The case-back signed with Galeazzi's proud logo is marked with a unique serial number of 500 pieces to signify its exclusivity. This is a collective collection that as of now, 150 pieces are made - first 90 pieces are assigned specifically to Galeazzi - with the next 60 pieces assigned to us.

Underneath the solidly-built exterior, the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi is driven by the Swiss-made Sellita SW200 Elaboré grade automatic movement, which has a 4 Hz beat rate of 28,800 beats per hour (BPH), calibrated to achieve higher accuracy. This 26-jewel movement is a tried-and-tested "workhorse" movement renowned for its impeccable reliability, featuring hand-winding and hacking capabilities with a power reserve of 38 hours.


Limited to 500 pieces, comes in its pelican case

The 50 ATMOS Galeazzi is presented in an incredibly sturdy IP67 certified travel case specially designed for the transportation and protection of sensitive equipment to complete the whole experience. This exceptional case is also equipped with an automatic pressurization valve to guarantee resistance to water, dust, and impacts - a packaging certainly fitting for such a great dive watch.

The 50 ATMOS has consistently delivered impressive performance and stunning designs, which comes as no surprise with Squale's rich heritage of producing fine dive watches. However, the 50 ATMOS Galeazzi takes things to a whole new level with a watch that combines all the correct elements to accomplish what many would describe as a perfect dive watch.

Specifications

icon-maker
Maker
Squale
icon-movement
Movement
Swiss automatic movement SELLITA SW200 ÉLABORÉ
icon-dial
Dial
Black
icon-luminous
Luminous
SuperLuminova Old Radium
icon-case
Case
316L Stainless Steel. Polished.
icon-bezel
Bezel
120-click unidirectional scratch-resistant sapphire diving bezel
icon-crown_type
Crown type
Screwdown crown at 4 O'clock
icon-lug_width
Lug width
20mm
icon-crystal
Crystal material
Anti-reflecting sapphire crystal
icon-strap
Strap
Squale signed black leather strap with additional rubber strap
icon-water_resistance
Water resistance
500m
icon-dimensions
Dimensions
40mm in diameter (42mm with bezel) , 49mm lug to lug, 16mm thick.