Alpina has released a new version of its Seastrong Diver 300 Heritage watch. This 42mm model takes inspiration from the 10 Seastrong, the brand’s very first Super Compressor.
One of the Maison’s most iconic timepieces, the Super Compressor 10 Seastrong divers watch was first introduced in 1969. Water-resistant up to 200 metres, it was anti magnetic and featured Super Compressor trademark casing: two crowns, one of which controls the internal rotating bezel, used to measure the passing of time on a scale of one to 60 minutes. In 2016, Alpina launched its Seastrong Diver Heritage range in a tribute to the historical design.
For the new version released in 2022, Alpina opted for a green color dial inspired by the underwater life and biodiversity. A glossy, radiant finish scatters light evenly across the face in a glow reminiscent of sunshine reflecting off the surface of the water.
This mirror-shine effect serves to further enhance the different shades of green used while improving clarity of the hour and minute hands. Alpina also included a trio of large hands to ensure the Seastrong Diver 300 Heritage is functional and genuinely usable in action. Each of the three hands is luminous, and the minute hand is topped with a generous arrow pointing up to indices that glow just as brightly.
Immersion times are calculated using the Seastrong Diver 300 Heritage’s black bi-directional rehaut, which can be adjusted using the upper crown positioned at the two o’clock mark. The timer can be set for dives for up to 60 minutes. Positioned opposite the minute hand, it instantly counts time spent under water, or any other time span divers may like to work with, such as remaining oxygen time or decompression limits.
The second crown is set above the four o’clock mark and can be used to change the time. These two screw-down crowns prevent any mishaps when handling the watch once the time and rehaut have been set.
Polished and brushed on the sides, the 42 mm steel case has a water-resistant up to 300 metres. The steel caseback is engraved with Alpina’s beloved Alps and embellished with a trident.
Equipped with a Self-winding with a high frequency of 28’800 alt. /h, the Seastrong Diver 300 Heritage watch has a power reserve of 38 hours.
The watch comes with a new green rubber strap that is sand-, sea salt- and corrosion-resistant.
Model: Alpina Seastrong Diver 300Heritage
Hours, minutes, seconds
AL-520 caliber, automatic
38-hour power-reserve, 26jewels, 28’800 alt/h
Polished and brushed stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 42 mm
Height of 12.30 mm
Scratch-resistant glass box sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 30ATM/300m/1000ft
Screw-in crowns and case back
Engraved case back
Green dial with sunray finishing and applied silver color indexes
Black internal revolving 60min diver bezel with white minutes and seconds graduation
Silver color hour, minute and second hands filled with white luminous treatment
Green rubber strap
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