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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.


  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.

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

  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.