Earlier this year at Baselworld, Alpina released their new Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic watch collection and at first it was almost as if the brand had simply given in to the current trend of vintage style divers watches that already floods the market. Nevertheless, the bold and technical prowess of the Swiss brand shines through and we are finally presented with a diving watch that gives some solid competition to the Oris Aquis watch range.
There are four colour variations of the Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 automatic watch available including black, blue, red and grey. My favourite is without a doubt the AL-525LBBRG4V6 with its stunning cherry red unidirectional turning bezel that really stands out on the wrist. The design comes to a perfectly comfortable 44mm in width and 13mm in height and has a striking cushion shaped stainless steel case that has a suitable water resistance of 300 metres.
The aesthetics recall back to the beauty of older Alpina diver watches, particular the oversized hands, renowned triangle logo at 12 o clock and the prominent lugs. As well as boasting scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and a screw in crown, the timepiece is powered by the AL-525 calibre automatic movement which promises a power reserve of 38 hours and an easy to read date feature sat neatly at 3 o clock.
- Case width: 44mm
- Case height: 13mm
- Movement: Calibre AL-525 automatic
- Water resistance: 300 metres
- Case material: Stainless Steel
- Bezel: Unidirectional, available in black, blue, red or grey
- Case back: Transparent
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Features: Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Date at 3 o clock.
- Glass: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
- Dial: Black, available with white or cream coloured luminous indexes
- Crown: Screw in
- Strap: Rubberised Nubuck