Here’s something a little out of the left field from Squale – it’s a new model made from carbon.
First introduced at Baselworld (you know, the now defunct watch fair that everyone has ditched like a plague invested . . . I digress) last year, Squale’s new T-183 is finally available!
The watch’s 42mm case is composed of alternating layers of carbon fiber and fiberglass. Carbon is naturally charcoal-black in color – this has been highlighted with layers of colored fiberglass.
Despite its extremely lightweight, carbon fiber is in fact incredibly tough; it is used for the monocoques of supercars and other such high-tech components. Btw, WR is 600m.
While the T-183’s case is in carbon, the components such as its: bezel, screw-down crown and case-back are in DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated metal. Not sure of that’s Ss or Ti, though.
Meanwhile the bezel’s black inlay is made from ceramic and is with a luminous triangle at 12 o'clock which emits a blue light.
Luminous material (BGW9 SLN) can also be found on the T-183’ applied indexes and on the hands.
Power comes from a Swiss made Sellita SW200 Elaboré grade automatic movement.
Finally the T-183 is presented on a strap made from an innovative wear and water-resistant material - not Kevlar but Microfiber.
MSRP is a 1’250CHF.
Thoughts? Not for me – I think it’s the red fiberglass elements that don’t do it for me. Still pretty cool though. What do you think?