By TLex Squale have released sporty new version of the Professional 50 atm, a watch that back in the 70s was rated as one of the most important diving watches of its era and was considered the perfect diver.
Created by Squale brand founder Charles Von Büren, it was meticulously designed to combine technology and precision with outstanding Swiss watchmaking while remaining a stylish and wearable item whether under the sea or on dry land.
Today, with its bead-blasted finish and black, blue and grey camouflage rubber it looks as current as anything else I've seen. However if you want a more old school look you can opt for simple black rubber of even hand-stitched leather.
The bead-blasting process used on the new 50 atm alters the finish of a metal surface by subjecting it to a high pressure stream of glass beads, or sand - resulting in a durable matte, non-reflective finish.
In addition to its bead-blasted case, the 50 atm features a Swiss made ETA 2824 self-winding mechanical movement and Squale's signature 'oneway' snap-on bezel in either blue or black and a dial also in black or matte blue.
Further divers features include: a flat Sapphire crystal, a screwdown crown and caseback and exceptionally clear hands and numbers. Its water-resistance is to 500 meters.