Alpina has introduced an all-steel version of a diver’s watch it revived at Baselworld last year. The new Seastrong Diver 300 is distinguished by an oversized case, luminous indices and is now presented with a solid steel bracelet.
The watch is a descendant of the Seastrong ‘10’, a watch Alpina made in the Sixties. While the original was capable of reaching depths of 200 meters, the updated Seastrong is good for 300 meters. The new edition of the Seastrong Diver 300 remains faithful to the aesthetics that make this watch so recognizable, including: an oversized case, luminous indices and a uni-directional bezel.
The Seastrong Diver 300 uses an oversized 44-mm stainless steel cushion case with an aluminum insert bezel that has raised luminous hour markers save for the triangular luminous marker at 12 o’ clock. The sides of the case and bezel have a mix of satin and polished finishes. The case uses a screw-in crown for added security.
The new models are available with either a dark grey or a navy blue 60 minute bezel. Both references use a matte black dial that highly contrasts with the large luminous rounded baton indices and sword hands. The counterweight of the seconds hands has the red Alpina symbol.
The date window is featured at 3 o’clock. It may be recalled here that last year at Baselworld, Alpina introduced the Seastrong Diver 300 with a distinct bright red bezel paired with a rubber strap. There’s a real masculinity to this watch thanks to the imposing case, it does command a strong presence on the wrist.
An exhibition sapphire caseback reveals the self-winding AL-525 movement, which is Alpina’s version on the top-grade Sellita SW-200. This was the same movement that was used on the now discontinued Extreme Diver 300 watch. A 4 Hz movement, it features a branded, black PVD-coated rotor and comes with a 40 hour power reserve. The watch is now paired with a brushed three-link steel bracelet with the polished links in the middle. The retail price of this watch has not been announced yet (the rubber strap version from last year was priced at $1,500). We will update this article as soon as we receive the correct price.