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This affordable retro dive watch is going to sell like hotcakes

The Paris-based microbrand Baltic has revealed its latest vintage-inspired watch, this time a rugged, pretty, and affordable diver called the Aquascaphe…

When Baltic launched its first collection on Kickstarter back in the spring of 2017, it was overwhelmed by the response from the watch community. Vintage-inspired (but not copycat) mechanical watches built properly and at an affordable price point – what’s not to love? 

The Aquascaphe is the brand’s first dive watch and it follows the formula to the book. The 39mm case coupled with a simple and clean dial and a stunning bracelet help this watch to look far more expensive than the 659 euros it will eventually retail for. We particularly love the sunken markers on the dial, which remind us of Omega’s modern interpretation of the Seamaster 300 and add a real sense of texture. Beneath the surface beats a Japanese Miyota movement boasting 42 hours of power reserve and the watch is waterproof to 200 metres. Available in three different finishes, including a very attractive blue and gilt model, the Aquascaphe is now available to pre-order at a slightly reduced price on Baltic’s website. It’s a great value proposition and, considering its aesthetics and price, we can’t imagine it will be any less of a success as the brand’s other retro pieces. 

Photos: Baltic 

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