Aquastar 2023 Model 60

Swiss diving watch specialist Aquastar presents Model 60, a new 37mm model that pays tribute to the brand’s earliest traditions in adventure and exploration activities. This timepiece is the re-edition of the Aquastar Model 60 from 1957.

Aquastar 2023 Model 60 diving watch

On 23rd January in 1960 when US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, wearing an original Model 60, and co-pilot Jacques Piccard, made a pioneering journey to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste to a record-breaking depth of 10,916 meters (35,814 feet).

Walsh’s Model 60 is recognized as Aquastar’s inaugural tool watch housing the brand’s first major innovation – a friction ring in the rotating bezel to prevent accidental rotations. Devised and originally patented by Aquastar, this safety mechanism would later become a standard feature of dive watches.

Aquastar 2023 Model 60 diving watch

In the brand’s early years, Aquastar also produced a wide range of nautical instruments, like compasses and analog depth gauges, many of which could be worn in conjunction with an Aquastar watch to create a singular timekeeping and navigational instrument for the wrist.

Thanks to this expertise, Aquastar turned out to be a perfect choice for mariners, professional divers, and ocean conservationists during the sixties and seventies.

The 2023 Model 60 pays tribute to this special era, with a new oil-filled compass which can be secured to the watch head using the tail end of a Tropic or NATO-style pass-through strap at 6:00.

The new Aquastar 2023 Model 60 has a stainless steel case with a Swiss-made La Joux-Perret G100 automatic movement beating inside it. It has a black dial with ecru-colored SuperLuminova.

Aquastar 2023 Model 60

Fitted with domed sapphire crystal glass, unidirectional rotating bezel and stainless steel case-back, this diver is water-resistant up to 200 meters.

Aquastar 2023 Model 60 diving watch

The pre-order price of Aquastar Model 60 Re-Edition is $990 (retail price: $1,290). The first 100 orders will receive a free liquid-filled compass.

Technical details

Model: Aquastar 2023 Model 60

316L Stainless steel
Diameter: 37mm
Thickness: 10.5mm
Crystal: Domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating w/ ceramic bearings, engraved 60 minute count-up timer
Water resistance: 200m, 600 feet (20atm)

Swiss-made La Joux-Perret G100 automatic (Top Grade, adjusted in 4 positions)
Dimensions: Ø26 mm x 4.50 mm
Frequency: 4 Hz
Power reserve: 68 h
Lift Angle: 51 degrees
Number of rubies: 28
Rotor: Tungsten, Ball Bearing
Anti-Shock Device: KIF

Hour, minute and seconds indicators

Black with ecru-colored SuperLuminova

Black seatbelt-style NATO or genuine Tropic rubber strap
Stainless Steel beads-of-rice with push-button locking clasp (sold separately)

Gift with Purchase
First 100 orders receive a free liquid-filled compass

Pre-Order Price: $990
Retail Price: $1,290

June 2023