Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2012-11-19

EXTático Aluminum DIVER

By TLex This is cool! EXTático Watches of Spain have designed a new diver made from Aluminum 7075. This particular Aluminum alloy is a high-strength material that is used for a number of applications - everything from missile parts to high-end bike frames. I only know of one other dive watch that uses an Aluminum case (there may be others), but that's another story, and there's a UTS Adventure model also with an Aluminum construction.



The watch, which I have called the 'Aluminum Diver' for the sake ease (I not sure of its true name yet) has a 46mm x 15.5mm naturally anodized 7075 Aluminum case, caseback (secured with four screws) and bi-directional bezel with 12 clicks. The case has a water-resistance of 20ATM or 200m.



Further specifications include: a Sapphire crystal with red anti-reflective treatment on both sides, a screwdown crown with double O-rings, a Swiss made ETA 6498-1 movement and SuperLuminova applied hands and dial markers.



I find all of EXTático's designs intriguing this new one is no different. They have this fresh conceptual-looking quality to them that can only come from designing from the ground up - nothing borrowed here! The other great thing about EXTático is that the watches are surprisingly affordable despite being entirely manufactured and assembled (movement aside) in Spain.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm... interesting. I think I like the bezel design. My only concern would be that the aluminum is going to get scratched and dinged really easily.

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  2. Any idea where or when can this piece be purchased?

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  3. I own another aluminium diver: Swatch Irony Scuba 200, with a monoblock case. It's a quartz, but is a diver and is made of aluminium. Quite resistant. I've been in the sea water with it during more than a decade with no problems.

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