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About Squale


SQUALE PHILOSOPHY

To produce unique, inimitable watches with elegant and minimalist design using high-tech materials and the latest manufacturing techniques. Squale watches are designed and constructed to be faithful companions of the most demanding divers, because they are always reliable.

HOW THE WATCHES ARE MADE

Squale watches are built utilizing the great Swiss tradition of precision watch making, combined with solidity and durability. As tradition demands, the case is made throughout from Swiss 316L steel. And the components are all Swiss too: winders, winder sleeves and gaskets. These are essential parts for a watch that has to withstand high pressures and salt water.

Watches are painstakingly assembled by master Swiss watchmakers, taking the greatest care over the fitting of the gaskets and ensuring that the case is airtight. The watches then undergo strict checks, with regard to both resistance to water and timekeeping accuracy. Quality tests are performed on every single watch and not on a sampling basis. Last but not least, the movement's reliability is certified by the fact that Squale has always been a direct customer of the ETA Factory at Grenchen, guaranteeing that all movements are of the highest quality.


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History

Founded in 1946 by "von Büren S.A. / Montres" on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, in the watchmaking heart of Switzerland, the Squale brand (Squale translates to Shark) with it's classic curved shark logo is synonymous for Swiss Made professional diving watches.

Back in 1946 "von Büren S.A / Montres" started to produce watch cases and components for different larger and smaller swiss watchbrands who didn`t have the knowledge to build professional diving watches. The smaller brands used the Squale logo on their dial as a quality symbol. The bigger watch brands included Blancpain (the Fifty Fathoms) and DOXA (the SUB) as well as TAG Heuer.

Due to the success other Swiss watch brands had with the Squale produced and co-labelled watches, "von Büren S.A./  Montres " started in 1950 to produce their own range of professional diving watches under the Squale brandname marking the beginning of the brands institutional history.

The first sporting successes for Squale , like the world championship diving in  Cuba in '67, were linked to the watches that  became as legendary as the worldchampions wearing them - for instance, the "Master 1000 M. or 100 Atmos

Late in the 1960`s Squale introduced the first Squale 1000 meter divers-watch with the unique glass on flexible mountings that didn`t use or need a Helium release valve anymore, which was a unique feature and a novelty of great importance.

During the 1970's Squale continued to produce for other brands and started to supply the elite corps of a large number of armed forces,  including the parachutists corps "Folgore Brigade" part of the Italian Airforce ( "Aeronautica Militare Italiana") and the Italian Navy’s Diving Corps, the "Marina Militare Italiana". All this has made Squale synonymous with quality and the pioneering benchmark brand for divers' watches internationally, a status it has now enjoyed for several decades.

In 2010 all watch production and assembly was moved to Grenchen in the Swiss Jura valley.  And although the company is not under the Von Buren name anymore, it is still a small family-run business based in Milan, Italy.  In fact, the brand is now owned by the Maggi family, Squale's longtime Italian distributor.

Handcrafted in Switzerland with the same quality of the vintage models, Squale watches, known by their curved Shark logo,  have come to mean one thing - professional dive watches that you can rely on! 


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Collections


Squale 2002A

Professional dive watch with vintage looks and impressive heritage.

  • 1,000 m water resistance 
  • 44 mm diameter 
  • 316L Swedish Stainless Steel 
  • 3.5 mm sapphire crystal 
  • Swiss ETA 2824-2

Squalematic

Stunning remake of the original Squalematic Diver from the 70's.

  • 600 m water resistance
  • 44 mm diameter
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Domed sapphire crystal
  • Swiss ETA 2824-2 Movement

Squale 1521

Classic blend of reliability and passion, tradition and technology.

  • 500 m water resistance
  • 42 mm diameter
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Flat anti-glare sapphire crystal
  • Swiss ETA 2824-2 Movement

Squale Tiger

Wild vintage dive watch made from 1970's NOS components.

  • 300 m water resistance
  • 44 mm diameter
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Anti-glare flat sapphire crystal
  • ETA 2892 Self Winding Movement


Squale Master

Based on a 60's "Master" model with power reserve.

  • 600 m water resistance
  • 44 mm diameter
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Sapphire crystal / Exhibition back
  • Modified ETA 2892-A2 with power reserve

Limited Editions

Special limited edition models are available from time to time.

Squale Straps

A variety of straps in leather, rubber, and stainless steel are avaialble to dress up your Squale dive watch.

Squale Parts

Please contact us for genuine Squale watch parts.

Exploring the Oceans since 1950

Squale make unique diving watches with elegant refined designs and advanced materials. But the real secret to Squale watches lies within, in the way they are designed and constructed.

Squale watches are assembled and produced by master-watchmakers in Switzerland, that take great pride in producing and protecting the Squale legacy of providing reliable , superbly designed and elegant professional dive watches for users with the highest demands.

Since the 1950's and up to today, the diving watch of choice for many world champion divers.

Squale - pioneers in the dive watch industry, and still pioneering today!


Made in Switzerland

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Time-tested Reliabilty

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Contact

Please contact us if you require further information on Squale professional diving watches. Thank you for your interest in Squale.


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Squale Authorised Dealer - Australia