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2019-05-13

ALPINA Seastrong Diver 300 AUTOMATIC

Dive into the swinging 60s with Alpina’s new Seastrong Diver 300 collection. This latest edition of the Seastrong Diver 300 remains faithful to the distinctive design codes that have –

given the model such a recognizable character over the decades; an oversized case with strong masculine lines, large luminous markers and of course a unidirectional diver’s bezel.



Directly inspired by one of Alpina’s historical models, namely the Seastrong 10 from the 1960s, new Seastrong Diver 300 carries forward Alpina’s diving heritage into the modern era.



Over half a century ago, the Seastrong was already capable of reaching depths of 200 meters and built to operate in a demanding environment.



Today’s Seastrong Diver 300 is for the first time offered with a brand-new 44mm Titanium or Bronze PVD coated case.



These are offered with either: a grey, black or navy blue 60-minute unidirectional bezel and a dark brown, grey or navy blue dial designed with highly contrasting large luminous indexes and hands.



A black date window is featured at 3 o’clock while a knurled screw-down crown offers added security ensuring the timepiece’s water-resistance of 300 meters while diving.



BTW, the red triangle counterweight on the seconds hand is a nod to the brand’s historical logo.

Power comes from an ALPINA AL-525 automatic caliber which can be viewed through a see through case-back.



The new Alpina Seastrong 300 Auto is delivered on a vintage leather strap with an additional rubber strap. It has suggested retail price: 1295 euro.



Thoughts? I’m totally on board with the use of Titanium but can’t understand why bronze-colored IP was used instead of actual Bronze; a missed opportunity imo.



I quite like the black variant with the vintage lume but as a whole find Alpina’s watches lacking in any sex appeal. What do you think?

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