Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date Watch Review
Friday - 13 May 2016
A dedication to diving is embedded at the heart of the Alpina Watch brand since the 1960s. The Seastrong collection is recognised for making history reaching depths thought unimaginable in the sixties with the Seastrong “10” diving as deep as 200m/660ft. Fast forwarding to 2016, we witness a revival of the 2015 edition - the Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date - dressed in black powerfully diving to depths of 300m.
The fierce appearance with its black armour can survive the most extreme conditions under sea level. Professionals are drawn to the bold model assured that their companion will continue to operate in all unexpected eventualities. A guaranteed safe dive is confirmed with the features that the chronograph possesses. The aluminium, unidirectional, turning bezel only turns in just one direction (anti-clockwise), which ensures that the minutes can only be increased and never accidentally decreased. The black bezel hosts white 60 minute markers that are luminous for visibility as are the dial indexes and hands successfully contrasting against the matte black background. A purposefully oversized minute’s hand provides instant readability for divers also.
The professional diver can enjoy the stealth 44 mm black PVD coated cushion shaped, stainless steel case with a black water resistant rubber strap; features that provide comfort, style and functionality when secured to the wrist. Peer through the sapphire crystal glass at the beautifully arranged dial with yellow markings and a hint of Alpina red that adds a dramatic contrast against the black dial. Upon turning over the diving instrument an engraving of the Alpina diving symbol on the case back is an exquisite touch!
Precision and reliability are assured with the AL-372 quartz chronograph movement. A caliber that operates a 30 minute and 10 hour subdials, a split functions, a big date position at 6 o’clock and a battery life of 48 months. A sophisticated movement that guarantees accuracy and can be depended on when faced with harsh conditions.
Alpina have remained true to their commitment to diving providing an instrument that exudes force, strength and power with its all black appearance without forgetting the essential principles of precision, reliability and water resistance. The Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Chronograph Big Date is the ultimate diving watch with a striking aesthetic.