Paying homage to the 1960s, a decade that is considered the golden era of diving watches, Squale is honoring this historic time with the launch of its Squale Sub-39 GMT Vintage. This dive watch is inspired by the first model that Charles von Büren created in Neuchâtel, Switzerland over 60 years ago with the Squale logo. It also symbolizes the profound bond of friendship between the two families who are behind Squale’s history of success – the founding Von Büren family and the current driving force – the Maggi family. The Sub-39 GMT Vintage was born from a desire to expand a collection that boasts a strong connection with the brand’s history. This is an elegant and classic vintage-styled 300-meter dive watch with the characteristic and famous “von Büren” case — a 39mm watch case that was part of many famous dive-watches over the decades, as Squale also supplied these to other big and small Swiss brands.
This highly recognizable case features a large, signed screw-down crown at the 3 o’clock position which is easy to grip and screws in and out very smoothly. The matte black dial with the distinctly designed large index markers of “Old Radium” SuperLuminova that glow green in the dark, provides excellent legibility in all lighting conditions. The red GMT hand is designed to allow the second time zone to be read easily in conjunction with the rotating 24-hour bezel when not underwater. The Squale Sub-39 GMT Vintage is powered by a Swiss-made ETA 2893-2 automatic GMT movement which provides mechanical reliability and accuracy under the most challenging circumstances. It has a quickset date function and displays the date at the 3 o’clock position. A comfortable black leather strap with a signed pin buckle finishes off this distinctive timepiece.
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