A Closer Look at the Baltic Aquascaphe Diver

Baltic is a micro-brand in the watch making industry and they have developed an example that traces its roots backwards in time to deliver a new diver with a vintage inspiration. The Baltic Aquascaphe Diver is their latest creation that delivers the best that steel construction has to offer in a wristwatch that is built to withstand the pressures of the briny deep. A brilliant melding of simplicity with functionality in a well-presented timepiece.

Part of the allure of the Baltic Aquascaphe Diver is in its simplicity with just a few brilliant details that catch the eye. The steel bracelet nearly glows with the finely polished finish that seems to emit an almost mirror-like radiance. It’s Baltic’s follow-up edition to their extremely beloved Bicopmax Chronograph. The watch truly deserves a much closer look.

The case

The Aquascaphe Diver features a round shaped case that is similar to the Bicompax in a 38mm width with a large screw down style crown. It’s made of stainless steel material with a lug to lug length of 47mm from one to another and is measures 12mm at the top of the crystal in its depth. The back of the case features a brushed stainless steel finish.

The bezel

The bezel is the most prominent feature atop the case in a wide blue accent which complements the silver steel of the rest of the watch nicely. When the sun catches the rim of the multi-click bezel it gives off a reflective quality that matches the sun ray aesthetic of the dial. Applied lume gives it high visibility in low light situations.

The dial

The dial of the Aquascaphe is a sun ray finish that is a rich blue color that features applied lume for high visibility in underwater adventures. This makes it easy to read even when there is limited lighting available. These golden luminous accents work nicely to create a warm and balanced tone to the diver.

The glass

The unique glass is in the form of a bubble-domed sapphire crystal. It is designed to cut down on glare and enhance readability of the dial below. The Aquascaphe is water resistant for up to 200 meters.

The bracelet

The Baltic Aquascaphe Diver comes with a tropic black rubber wrist band which is comfortable to wear and attractive on the wrist. The metal bracelet is available for an extra $75 which we consider to be well worth the expenditure as the steel beads of rice polished to an intense glowing finish are absolutely exquisite.

The movement

The movement was chosen for its simplicity as well as reliability in a price range that allows Baltic to keep the price at an affordable level. The movement is a Miyota Caliber 9039 which measures a mere 3.9mm in thickness. It keeps the heartbeat of the watch at a steady 4 Hz with availability in both hand winding and automatic winding expressions. The power reserve is 42 hours minimum. It’s a no date version of the 9015 which is strong and hearty and accurate enough, yet not as spot on as some of the more expensive power plants.

Three versions of the Aquascaphe Diver are available

There are a total of three variants available in the Aquascaphe Diver. The Blue-gilt as we’ve detailed here, as well as a black-silver version and a black-cream which uses faux-aged lume. All share the same base features including no date, 200m water resistance, the double-domed sapphire crystal glass and the same strap options.

Availability and price of the Baltic Aquascaphe Diver

This watch is assembled in France and offers a two-year warranty program as Baltic’s guarantee of quality and satisfaction. The Aquascaphe is currently only available through pre-order. The company is offering an early bird special sale price for the watches which are scheduled to ship to their new owners in the Summertime of 2019. The price for the pre-orders are set at $550 per watch with the rubber strap. If you decide to include the metal bracelet, the price will jump to $626. If you wait until the early-bird sale is over, the prices are set to increase by about $100 more. This is a wonderful diver that we believe has the potential of becoming a future classic as time goes by.

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