By TLex Let’s get the not so exciting news out the way with, the new Seastrong Diver 300 Black Chronograph Big Date from Alpina is quartz diver. If you’re comfortable with that, then read on because despite its lack of mechanics this is pretty great dive watch from the Alpina, who have been a part of dive watch history since the 1960s when the vintage Seastrong 10 was already capable of reaching depths of 200 meters.
2015 saw Alpina unveil the SEASTRONG Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date Collection; today, we see the introduction of the new Diver 300 Black, an all-black variant of its successful professional diving big date chronograph. That promises to be a highly recognizable dive watch owing to its all black color code and its oversized red minute hand.
Despite their sometimes ‘’extreme’’ moniker, Alpina don’t actually make the most extreme dive watches that there are – however they do take their diving features pretty seriously. The new Seastrong Diver 300 Black Chronograph Big Date has been designed to deal with whatever conditions a professional diver might encounter while being equipped with all the necessary divers features so that he (or she) can get the information they need, when they need it, for a safe dive.
These include: a 44mm black PVD coated cushion case, luminous dial markers and hands that perfectly contrast against the matt black dial – the minute hand has been oversized, a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with a black aluminum inlay – the 60 minutes markers are luminous, a scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal, a screwdown caseback and crown and a water-resistance 300m/100ft.
So how about the quartz module; this is an Alpina AL-372 Swiss quartz chronograph caliber, a high precision and extremely reliable 1/10th of sec movement that features 30 minutes and 10 hours chronograph counters, add and a split functions, a big date and provides a battery life of 48 months.
Finally the Seastrong Diver 300 Black Chronograph Big Date Chrono comes on a black rubber divers strap and for the desk-diver, there is a beautiful engraving of the Alpina diving symbol on its caseback.
Like Alpina? Check out their latest divers from Basel 2016, the Seastrong HERITAGE and 300 Diver AUTO . . .