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Squale – Drass Periscope (Pre-Order: 12-2022)

1.599 

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Delivery time: 7 - 14 days, Available on backorder

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Wanting to rely exclusively on high-grade professionals for the creation of every element of supply to their crews, Drass decided to entrust Squale with the task of creating a timepiece suitable for submarine operators. Hence, from Drass’s requests came the Drass Periscope model, made as a watch in supply to its employees, and not distributed commercially.

Based on the design of Squale’s most acclaimed and iconic watch, the Squale Master of the 1970s, it features a specially designed 120-click unidirectional bezel in matt black steel with no numerals. Being produced exclusively for the company, it bears only the Drass logo at twelve o’clock and a stylised submarine at six o’clock on the dial.

The Drass company also asked Squale to make an additional device to accompany the watch. It is in fact a rubber cap, to be specially applied to the bezel of the watch. An apparently innocuous device, but one that conceals a great purpose. An accidental collision of the watch with another metal part in the narrow spaces of the submarine would risk creating an interference. The rubber cap, made in Italy from highly resistant material, can be easily attached to or removed from the watch depending on the submariner operator’s needs.

To celebrate this supply, Squale, in agreement with Drass, has decided to market a model called Squale Periscope. The model in question has one difference from the one supplied to Drass, namely the dial: to underline the synergy between the two companies, it was decided to offer both the Squale logo and the Drass logo.

Movement: Swiss Sellita SW200 Automatic (Elaboré)
Case: 316L Stainless Steel IP Black, 42mm in diameter, 16mm thickness, Sapphire Crystal with A/R Coating
Water resistance: 50 atm / 500 meters
Strap: Sailcloth & Tropic Rubber Strap

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Description

Description

The Squale Periscope: The watch for undersea vehicles enthusiasts

The story of Drass runs parallel with mankind’s passion for exploration of our oceans. Established in 1927 in Livorno, Italy, and headquartered in what has become one of the largest seaports in both the Mediterranean and the world, Drass’s unique history and extensive achievements have kept them at the forefront of manufacturing subaqueous technology.

Synonymous with some of the most influential maritime inventions of the twentieth century—they produced some of the earliest submarines, atmospheric diving suits which would revolutionize deep-sea exploration in the 1920s and 1930s, and the legendary human “maiali” torpedoes of World War II.

Today, Drass, in addition to offering a range of totally revamped traditional vehicles, continues to produce the most advanced vehicles for elite navies around the world

All the features of the watch are the same as those of the Drass Periscope in supply to Drass, making this watch available not only to professionals, but to all undersea and military enthusiasts.

BRAND PHILOSOPHY

Integrity, professionalism, experience, and passion. To make unique, inimitable watches, elegant, minimalist design and high-tech materials are not enough… the secret of Squale watches lies within, in the way they are designed and constructed: friends of the sea, because they are immune to brine, and faithful companions of the most demanding divers, because they are reliable, always.

HISTORY

The great Swiss tradition of precision watchmaking, combined with a love of the sea and diving, were the two factors that led C. Von BĂĽren to work exclusively on the construction of professional divers watches from the early ’50s. Initially, the “Squale” mark appeared on the cases of Swiss watches of various makes, as a sign of fine production and a quality symbol. Then, in the ’60s, Von BĂĽren started to produce watches that also had the Squale mark on their dials, starting the brand?s institutional and commercial history. The first sporting successes, such as the world diving title won in Cuba in ’68, were linked to the names of products that had become as legendary as the medium, Master 50 atm. The ’70s saw the birth of the first “1000 meter” watch with glass on flexible mounting and snap-on lunette which could be turned in both directions. Squale continued to produce for other brands and started to supply the elite corps of a large number of armed forces, including the parachutists of Italy’s Folgore Brigade and the Italian Navy’s Diving Corps. All this has made Squale synonymous with quality and the benchmark brand for divers’ watches internationally, a status it has enjoyed for several decades.

HOW THE PRODUCT IS BUILT

The great Swiss tradition of precision watchmaking, combined with solidity and durability: as tradition demands, the case is made throughout from Swiss 316L steel. The components are all Swiss, too: winders, winder sleeves, and gaskets. These are essential parts of a watch that has to withstand high pressures and salt water. Watches are painstakingly assembled by master watchmakers, taking the greatest care over the fitting of the gaskets and ensuring that the case is airtight; this then undergoes strict checks, with regard to both resistance to water and timekeeping accuracy. Quality tests are performed on every single watch and not on a sampling basis. Last but not least, the movement’s reliability is certified by the fact that Squale has always been a direct customer of the ETA Factory at Grenchen, guaranteeing that all movements are of prime quality.

Additional information

Additional information

Watch Brand

Squale

Watch Case Color

Black

Watch Dial Color

Black

Watch Band Color

Black

Watch Band Type

Sailcloth

Watch Case Material

316L Stainless Steel

Watch Case Width

42 mm

Watch Date

Yes

Watch Designed In

Italy

Watch Gender

Mens

Watch Glass

Sapphire crystal with AR-coating

Watch Hands

3

Watch Movement

Swiss Made Sellita SW200 Elaboré, Automatic

Watch Series

Periscope

Watch Movement Type

Analog

Watch Packaging

Box & Papers

Watch Style

Diving

Watch Warranty

2 Years

Watch Water Resistancy

50 ATM

Watch Case Depth

16 mm

Watch Band Lug Width

20 mm

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