Few brands can best the relentless pursuit of classic watch design that embodies the Baltic watch brand which finds inspiration for its timepieces in history. Some sixty years ago the first compressor case was introduced to the market by Ervin Piquerez, a Swiss case maker. Baltic is now taking this design element and offering another classically inspired addition to its already impressive collection of timepieces with the AQUASCAPHE Dual-Crown. The compressor case has a technically clever construction that uses a sealing method with an O-ring that becomes more water-tight the deeper the watch goes because the building external pressure of the water compresses the O-ring further.
The vintage-inspired AQUASCAPHE Dual-Crown diver further stands out thanks to its dual crowns. This feature allows the internal bezel to be adjusted without risking inadvertent manipulation while providing underwater adjustment capacity and maintaining 200m of water resistance. The 39mm 316L stainless steel Baltic AQUASCAPHE Dual-Crown is available in several dial variations. There are two steel model options, the blue or black dial and one PVD-coated case variant with a black dial. While some characteristics of the watch are similar to past models, the dial is a bit of a departure by the French brand as it features a shark’s tooth triangle in place of the standard number 12, with the addition of rectangles and circles for the remaining markers. This attention to the slightest detail and commitment to a decidedly vintage look is what sets Baltic horology practices apart from other brands on the market. Preorders are being taken now with delivery set to begin this September.
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