Squale is proud to introduce the new Master X Marina Militare
Throughout history the Italian Navy has been regarded as one of the most respected naval military corps in the world. Awarded numerous honors over the years, the Navy continues to be a model of Italian excellence within the international military scene nowadays.
A SHARED PAST
The connection with the Italian Navy goes back to the 80s when Squale was awarded a contract to become the official watch supplier to the La Spezia Scuba Diving Group. For this purpose, special Squale watches were designed and crafted according to the specific requests of the Navy itself.
40 years after that notable collaboration, the Navy and Squale have decided to renew this professional partnership, producing a watch in a limited edition of only 300 pieces, once again made in collaboration with the Navy in every detail, in order to obtain an extremely reliable and high-performance watch.
THE NEW MASTER CASEBACK
For this distinguished collaboration, it was decided to revive the historic Squale “Master” caseback. This model was one of the first casebacks designed by Charles Von Büren in the 60s.
Over time, the Squale Master became an established name in the world of diving enthusiasts, as famous freedivers such as Enzo Maiorca and Jacques Mayol chose it as their reliable companion during their underwater adventures. The technical characteristics of this pioneering watch guaranteed water resistance up to a depth of 1000 meters, an outstanding feature by the standards of the time.
With the aim of creating an even higher performance product for the renewed collaboration with the Italian Navy, the Master caseback has undergone some technical improvements (such as the introduction of the helium valve and the addition of an XX millimeter-thick sapphire crystal) to withstand depths of up to 1200 meters.
The Drass Galeazzi company (world leader in the production of submarines) carried out the caseback water resistant tests in their laboratories and certified the resistance up to 120 ATM.
HIGH-QUALITY WORKMANSHIP IN EVERY DETAIL
All the features of the watch have been designed to create an incredibly high-performance watch, able to meet the needs and high standards of the Italian Navy.
The dial was made with the "sandwich" technique, which allows a greater amount of SuperLuminova BWG9 to be concentrated in the large indexes, thus ensuring maximum brightness and legibility even in extreme conditions.
The "bund" bezel is another unique feature of the Squale Master X Marina Militare; without a tachymeter scale - and with only one triangle in SuperLuminova - it was intended exclusively for use by the military diving corp, as it was born out of the need to monitor the hours spent on very long dives, and not the minutes as in traditional underwater-use bezels.
The caseback bears the Italian Navy coat of arms, depicting the four Maritime Republics, as well as the edition number of the limited series.