Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic 1970 Re-Edition

The watch brand Alsta traces its origins to 1946. Alsta was one of the victims of the quartz crisis of the early/mid-70s and finally succumbed in 1982. It was revived in 2016 and since then has designed and released four models including the new Nautoscaph Superautomatic.

Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic 1970 Re-Edition diving watch

In 2017, Alsta Watch Co. presented the resurrected brand’s first wristwatch for over 40 years. The re-launch model, the Nautoscaph II is inspired by the Nautoscaph dive watch worn by Richard Dreyfuss as Matt Hooper in the classic movie, Jaws. In 2018, the brand released next two timepieces; the Nautoscaph III and the Surf n Ski.

Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic 1970 Re-Edition diving watch

The Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic was first released in 1970 and was immortalised by the 1975 blockbuster movie ‘JAWS’. In 2019, Alsta released a faithful re-edition of the watch worn by Oceanographer Matt Hooper, played by Richard Dreyfuss, in the movie.

The Nautoscaph Superautomatic is limited to 1975 pieces worldwide. It is manufactured and assembled entirely in Switzerland except for the movement which is by Seiko of Japan.

Technical details

Case
Case 316L Marine grade brushed stainless steel with polished edges
Dimensions: 38mm diameter case, 43mm lug to lug, 20mm lug size
Crown: Screw down, polished stainless steel
Case back: Stainless steel, engraved
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 999ft/300m
Shock Resistance: ISO 1413
Anti-magnetic: Field strength of 4,800 A/m (ISO 764 compliant)

Dial
Matte black, applied C3 Super-LumiNova
Hands Tapered sword C3 Super-LumiNova

Movement
Automatic Seiko NH35A 24 jewels.

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Strap
Genuine ‘Tropic’ brand rubber strap
Strap bars: Spring-loaded stainless steel

Retail price
£795/$1,035/€950

Website: http://www.alstawatch.com