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The Squale 50 ATMOS Blue Ray is one of the latest iterations of its classic line of 500-meter professional diver line of watches - the 50 ATMOS, which is recognized as one of the most iconic lines of divers associated with the brand. While the timeless look and main characteristics of the “Von Büren” case remain true to its heritage design from the 1960s, this new variant flaunts an exciting and vibrant color option that would be perfect for those who seek a diver that brings a contemporary twist to the classic style diver.
|Squale 50 ATMOS Blue Ray|
The case dimensions of the 50 ATMOS Blue Ray retains the dimensions of its previous predecessors at 41mm wide and 48mm lug to lug. Due to the curvaceous lugs, this piece wears incredibly well on the wrist, allowing the lugs to hug the wrist while still exhibiting a comfortable wrist presence. This piece has a lug width of 20mm to house a wide variety of strap options. With it being part of the 50 ATMOS line, the watch achieves a remarkable 500 meters of water resistance despite not including a helium escapement valve. The height of the case is also kept slim at only 12.5mm which translates to a sleek appearance without the additional bulk. On the left side of the case, the Squale name is proudly engraved on the polished surface. The high-polished finishing used for the side of the case adds a touch of luxurious character to the watch.
The bezel of the 50 ATMOS Blue Ray comes with the upgraded stainless steel 120-click unidirectional coin-edged bezel that features raised and polished sixty-minute markings against the satin-brushed matte background of the bezel, this makes the markings visible and practical for everyday use while giving the piece an attractive sporty aesthetic. The watch comes supplied with a handmade Italian stingray style leather strap backed with calf leather that has orange stitching on its sides to compliment the matching orange minute hands.
|Fumé blue dial
One of the most appealing features lies in the dial of the watch. The dial boasts a beautiful fumé dial, which is used to describe the smoked effect that is achieved using a gradient from a deep blue from the middle of the dial that darkens and graduates almost to black towards the outer edge of the dial. This evokes sophistication and depth to the overall design that brings the watch to a whole new level.
Speaking about legibility, the minute hand is done in vibrant orange, this makes reading the time a breeze by simply glancing at the direction of the watch. Additionally, the hands and markers are treated with Superluminova luminous paint for a bright green glow in dark lighting conditions. The date complication is located subtly at the 3 o’clock position which is well appreciated as it does not break the symmetry of the dial. Protecting the dial is a piece of flat sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating on the underside for superior scratch resistance.
|Superluminova luminous paint for a bright green glow in dark|
The 50 ATMOS Blue Ray houses a Swiss-made 25 jewel ETA 2824-2 / Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement which has a 4 Hz beat rate of 28,800 beats per hour (BPH) which features hand-winding and hacking capabilities. This movement is widely popular even in many other Swiss brands as it has been proven to be a robust and reliable “workhorse” movement. The movement can be operated using the screw-down crown situated at the 4 o’clock position, which is specially designed to prevent accidental impacts that may harm the movement.
In summary, the Squale 50 ATMOS Blue Ray is one of an exciting addition to the 50 ATMOS line of watches that packs modern upgrades and vivid aesthetics in a classic design, this remarkable purpose-built dive watch will fit well on many occasions and would be a perfect companion as an everyday piece.