Squale Matic 60 Atmos
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Squale Matic 60 Atmos

Inspiration Behind Squale Matic 60 Atmos

The Squale Matic 60 Atmos is inspired by the iconic designs from Squale in the 1970s. In particular the Squale Matic Diver, as it reproduces the original form and characteristics of the Von Buren case. However, the use of modern materials, results in a unique, yet versatile timepiece.

Squale Matic 60 Atmos 2

Case

The case is sized at 44mm diameter, with 22mm lug width and just over 51mm lug-to-lug, the Matic 60 Atmos seems like a big watch. Surprisingly, the curved lugs offer a great wearability even for those with smaller wrists. Furthermore, the position of the recessed screw-down crown at 4 o’ clock ensures its safety from accidental knocks. The finishing of the watch is super high-polished on the outer case.

Squale Matic 60 Atmos presents a 60 click coin-edge unidirectional bezel with excellent action. You can regulate the action by using the 4 screws situated on the outer edge of the bezel making it smoother or stiffer. The bezel insert is made of bakelite and has steel markers inserted into it. There is no lume on the insert, except for the triangle at 12 o’ clock.

Completing the impressive case of the Squale Matic 60 Atmos is a double-domed sapphire crystal. The crystal is treated on both sides with a anti-reflective coating. This allows the dial to show every aspect of its unique character without distortions and offering a beautiful halo effect in natural light. The dial has excellent legibility in low light conditions due to the lume and is perfect for use underwater.

Waterproof tested to 60 atmospheres / 600m (hence the name) means this tool watch is made for the conditions it was designed for. Its weight is 198gr on the bracelet and just over 110gr on the leather strap.

Dial

Respectful to the unique designs of the brand, the Squale Matic 60 Atmos flashes a light blue sunburst dial which catches the light in a mesmerizing way. Hour markers can be either hand painted with Super-Luminova or applied multifaceted ones made of high-polished stainless steel. The hands are typical sword-shaped. And the hour hand is painted orange and both contain Super-Luminova. A date complication is also situated at 3 o’ clock, while the Squale and Matic 60 Atmos logos are shown at 12 and 6 o’ clock respectively.

Movement

Inside the Square Matic 60 Atmos beats a Swiss ETA 2824-2 self-winding movement. The movement offers hacking, hand-winding and a 41 hour power reserve. At a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 vph) this workhorse movement provides accurate timekeeping and a good accuracy with its -8/+6 seconds per day tolerance. The versatility of this movement guarantees ease of use and reliable functionality.

STRAP / BRACELET

This particular watch comes with a stainless steel mesh bracelet or a tanned leather racing strap. Both feel very comfortable on the wrist and are made of extremely high quality materials.

SPECIFICATION

Japan Quartz Chronograph with Date

MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
DIAMETER (mm) : 43
THICKNESS (mm) : 13 
SHAPE : Round
COLOUR : Stainless Steel
BEZEL : Unidirectional Bezel with Acrylic

Sapphire Crystal

DIAL COLOUR : Black

TYPE : Silicone / Leather Hybrid Strap
COLOUR : Black
BUCKLE : Tang Buckle
WIDTH (mm) : 22

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TYPE : Stainless Steel Bracelet
COLOUR : Stainless Steel
BUCKLE : Fold Over Buckle with Safety Lock and Push Button
WIDTH (mm) : 22

WATER RESISTANCE : 15 ATM/ 150M

WATCH WEIGHT (g) : 130
WARRANTY : 2 Years International

SPECIFICATION

  • Swiss ETA 2824-2 Self-Winding Movement
  • 28,800 vph, 4 Hz
  • 25 Jewels
  • 41 Hours Power Reserve
  • Hacking
  • Manual Winding
  • MATERIAL : Stainless Steel
  • DIAMETER (mm) : 44
  • Lug To Lug : 51
  • THICKNESS (mm) : 16 Including Sapphire 
  • SHAPE : Round
  • COLOUR : Stainless Steel
  • BEZEL : Coin-edge
  • INSERT : Bakelite Inlay & Steel Markers
  • DIAL COLOUR : Sunburst Blue Dial
  • Applied index markers on dial
  • SuperLuminova Fluorescent dye

TYPE : Squale signed leather strap
COLOUR : Black
WIDTH (mm) : 22

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TYPE : Stainless Steel Mess Bracelet
COLOUR : Stainless Steel
WIDTH (mm) : 22

WATER RESISTANCE : 60 ATM / 600M

  • WATCH WEIGHT (g) : 110 / 198 with bracelet
  • Sequential Serial Number
  • WARRANTY : 2 Years International

  • Stunning Dial
  • Quality of Construction
  • Bezel Action
  •  Versatility

  • Price
  • Size
  • Easy to Scratch 
  • Weight (when on Bracelet)

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Squale Matic 60 Atmos is a stunning timepiece. It oozes quality from every aspect and is easily one of the most versatile dive watches out there. It can be safely used as a tool for diving or any other underwater activity. And at the same time it can hold its ground as an everyday timekeeper. There are several variations made by Squale so there is plenty of choice around if you like the range. Prices vary from £700 – £1000 in the second hand market as some models are highly sought after.

Price
3.8/5
Build Quality
5/5
Finish
5/5
Mainternace
4/5
Strap / Bracelet
5/5

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