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Since the 1960’s, Squale was a name that is known for being one of the top manufacturers of dive watches. Evidently, they produced cases for many brands like Tag Heuer, Blancpain and Doxa. Their watches are not only well-designed aesthetically but further bringing out some ingenious innovations in them.
Squale has completely remade the legendary 101 ATMOS for 2018. Now with a totally new case construction featuring a helium escapement valve (HEV) and updated bezel system for the gorgeous Bakelite bezel.
Starting with the specifications first, this tonneau case of their 101 ATMOS was something that was produced in the late 60s, being one of the 1000-meter dive watch pioneer, without the need of a helium escapement valve (HEV). In comparison to another dive watch innovator, the Seiko’s first 600-meter Tuna ref. 6159-7010 came about in 1975; having a L-shaped gasket instead of a common HEV.
The 1000-meter watch wears like a true diving piece, measuring 44 mm in diameter and thanks to its lug-less design, it only measures 49 mm lug to lug. The lug-less tonneau style reflects the 60s/70s vibe, with a smooth flowing look overall.
The Squale 101 ATMOS Black (ref. 2002) watch is a remake of the original 101 ATMOS from the 70s. A must have for vintage fans. Like all Squale watches, the 101 ATMOS is made in Switzerland.
The Squale 2101 ATMOS Black - 2018 Edition is powered by ETA's automatic caliber, ETA2824-2(Elabore grade), operating at 28,800 bph with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 25 jewels with a power reserve of 42 hours.