The „Seastrong Diver Collection“ by Alpina goes back to the 1960s. Even then, the „Seastrong 10“ was apt for dives up to 200 metres. Now, in 2015, Alpina introduces the new „Seastrong Diver Collection Chronograph Big Date 300“, which clearly is holding up the brand’s diving history. This professional diver’s watch can take depths as far as 300 metres.
Because of the colorful bezel the oversized minute hand the „Seastrong Diver Collection Chronograph Big Date 300“ is pretty distinctive. The diver’s watch has been designed to withstand the extreme loads, that professional diving brings with it. The clock can dive deeper than the person who wears it on the wrist and the diver can obtain all informations necessary for a professional dive. This watch is a professional instrument and readable even in low visibility lightning.
The one-sided aluminium bezel can only be rotated counter-clockwise which prevents the user to misjudge the remaining amount of oxygen in the breathing apparatus – which would be a life-threatening situation for every diver. The 60-minute marker on the bezel is coated with luminescent color, so that even in poor lightning conditions under water there’s always clear how much time remains. The notches around the watches edge allow for a perfect manipulation with diving gloves.
The Seastrong Diver 300 is provided with chronograph functions, which are really useful both in everyday use and diving. The small seconds are situated at 6 o’clock with the Big Date display in the aperture. The 30-minute indicator is at 9 o’clock and the 10-hour counter at 3 o’clock. The whole watch is extremely legible thanks to the black matt dial, on which everything seems to contrast.
The case with 44 milimetres in diameter is made from stainless steel, the dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
Inside there’s a AL-372 1/10 quartz chronograph movement from Switzerland working. With quartz you can be calm about the precision, because there’s not forgetting to wind the movement. The battery is guaranteed to last 48 months.
The Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 is also a timepiece that can be unreservedly admired above sea level. You don’t need to be a diver to admire this watch – but if you are, this timepiece will work very well for you as the serious tool, as which it was designed.