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This is a little generic looking – don’t get me wrong; I’m not one to hate on a brand but it’s a kinda boring offering from brand that has supposedly been around since 1881 – you would have thought they’d got into their groove by now. I mean it’s only been 136 years!

The new Challenger diver from Albert Riele has a 316L Stainless steel case measuring 43mm in diameter and is endowed with all they typical divers attributes such as a ceramic unidirectional rotational divers bezel, a double-sided glare-proofed cambered Sapphire crystal and water-resistance of 300 meters.

Its dial (shown in blue here, but also available in black, brown and white) references the sea with lines of blue waves that underscore pretty much all dial text. Luminescent hour-markers, however offer all-important legibility, together with a date display and oversized arrow-head red seconds hand.

The case uses alternating polished and satin finishes to create which is carried over to the watch’s full Stainless steel bracelet which is equipped with a divers folding clasp that adjusts to fit comfortably and securely over a diving suit.

The Challenger is powered by a Swiss automatic mechanical movement, the Sellita SW200 caliber with 26 jewels, beating at 28,800 vib/h and a Côtes de Genève decorated and Albert Riele signed rotor. It has 38-hours of power reserve.


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