The Squale Sub-39 dive watch is inspired by the first model that Charles von Büren created in Neuchâtel, Switzerland with the Squale logo and is designed to pay homage to the first iconic models created by Squale over 60 years ago. It also symbolizes the profound bond of friendship between the two families who are behind Squale's history of success - the founding Von Büren family and the current driving force - the Maggi family. This iconic watch is a blend of tradition and innovation and once again highlights Squale's true soul - the professional dive watch.
An elegant and classic vintage styled 300 meter dive watch with the characteristic and famous "von Büren" case. A watch case that was part of many famous dive-watches over the decades, as Squale also supplied these to other big and small Swiss brands. A recognition of the sheer quality of engineering and timeless design by Squale founder: Charles von Büren.
The Squale Sub-39 SuperBlue is inspired by a Squale model from the 70s that featured a different version of the classic Squale logo on the dial at 12 o'clock. This was due to the fact that, in 1959, Charles Von Büren trademarked both the Squale and Supersquale brands. The latter was characterized by a slightly different logo from the one we currently associate with Squale. In those years both brands produced several models. Over time the Supersquale brand was dropped, converging all production under a single Squale brand, the one we know to this day.
The Squale Sub-39 SuperBlue takes everything, even the name, from this historic edition, once again celebrating its own glorious past. Another key feature of this watch is the hands. This type, not found on any other Squale watch in the collection, was widely utilized in the 70s by several brands and it was intentionally left unchanged on this timeless model.
This classic diver has a screw-in case back, and a polished 316L stainless steel case with dimesions of 39mm x 12mm. The short lug to lug dimension of 48.5mm as well as curved down lug ends ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. Despite the high water resistance rating of 300 meters the case has been kept to a slim 12.5mm thanks to the unique case construction.
This highly recognizable shape features a large signed screw-down crown at the 3 o´clock position which is easy to grip and screws in and out very smoothly. The hand-painted blue dial with the distinctly designed large index markers of Superluminova that glow green in the dark provides excellent legibility in all lighting conditions.
The 120-click uni-directional bezel features a distinctive satin stainless steel insert with engraved black markings. There is also a luminescent pip at the 12 o'clock position. Whilst the design of the scratch-resistant box shaped sapphire crystal also remains true to the original characteristics of the plexiglass used back in the 60's. The sapphire crystal is also enhanced with anti-reflective treatment and protects this timepiece up to 300 meters below sea-level or 30 atmosphere of pressure.
The Squale Sub-39 SuperBlue is powered by a Swiss made Sellita SW 200 "REGLAGE ELABORÉ" automatic movement which provides mechanical reliability and accuracy under the toughest circumstances. It has a quickset date funcion and displays the date at the 3 o'clock position in a striking red color.
A distinctive and comfortable black rubber strap with signed pin buckle is supplied with the Sub-39 SuperBlue.
Despite big groups prevailing today in the watch industry this special edition model demonstrates that Squale has not lost its identity and continues on with its core values - to produce reliable, superbly designed and elegant professional dive watches for users with the highest demands.