One of the most popular Baltic watches of 2020 was the Aquascaphe blue dial model. It was a sell-out in fact, but now it’s back on sale at 750 euros. What do you get for that cash?
Well a bronze 39mm case, with a Miyota movement inside. There is a double-dome sapphire crystal, plus rubber strap fitted. Rated at 200m depth, this is a tool watch for those who love to dive, plus big numbers on the sunray finish dial help visibility underwater. Hands are nice and big too. There’s a screw down crown naturally.
Handmade in France, the Baltic Aquascaphe makes an interesting alternative choice to a Swiss dive watch like the Oris Sixty-Five, or Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms. Yes, there are lots of indie rivals out there with more depth ratings at 300m, and some cost slightly less too. The Hamtum Kraken is a serious rival, also offering 200m dive ability, plus a steel bracelet which some prefer. Currently sold out on the Hamtum website but if another batch appears at £360 apiece then we can see the attraction.
More info on Baltic at their website.