When we see watch manufacturers celebrating anniversaries, they are typically within the double (and generally triple) digits, and that’s nice for manufacturers which were round for without end. We like seeing these, however we’re additionally a champion of the little man, these scrappier independents who ship wonderful appears on our wrists at very inexpensive costs. It’s nearly a shock that Baltic has been round for five years now, however they’ve – and so they’ve launched a particular model of their Baltic Aquascaphe Dual-Crown.
Now, by it’s very title, the Baltic Aquascaphe Dual-Crown tells you is their dual-crown diver that’s been round for a bit – it’s a strong look, with a case that manages to hit 200m of WR with out being overly chunky, and likewise offers us a clear and legible dial and handset. So, how do they take this established design to mark this milestone? Well, similar to the large manufacturers do – new colours!
If you cease there, although, you’re promoting this Baltic Aquascaphe Dual-Crown a bit quick. The model reached into the roots of their founders, and determined to rejoice the Nineteen Nineties. Here, it comes by way of in colours that I view as nearly a Joker palette (then once more, I’m a Bat-fan). On the dial, the timing bezel has purple from 0 to fifteen minutes, the indices and minute hand are ringed in turquoise inexperienced, after which tip of the seconds hand will get hit with a shot of orange.
Those differing colours additionally means we get completely different colours out of the lume when the lights go down, and it’s one thing I by no means get bored with seeing. Once the lights are again up, you’ve additionally acquired a alternative of straps coming as properly. Both are tropic rubber, one executed within the turquoise and one in purple. And hey, after you have the watch, nobody can cease you from mixing and matching these straps, both – be as wild as you need to be.
For this particular version of the Baltic Aquascaphe Dual-Crown, they’re solely going to offer 200 items of the watch, and people are numbered on the caseback. Want to choose one up? They’re going for 650€ (approx $710) which doesn’t embrace VAT. Their watches are inclined to go like hotcakes, so in the event you’re pondering of 1, head on over to baltic-watches.com
Tech Specs from Baltic
- Stainless metal, 39mm
- 47mm lug-to-lug
- 11.9mm thick (together with crystal)
- 20mm lugs
- Crystal: domed sapphire with AR coating
- Movement: Miyota 9039
- Strap: two tropic rubber straps included, turquoise and purple
- Bezel: Internal bi-directional bezel
- Dial: shiny black end with Super Luminova BGW9
- WR: 200m
- Limited Edition: 200 items