Alpina has launched their most prolific diving model to date with the Extreme Diver 300 Orange. Alpina’s claim to fame with this model is its ability to be legible under all conditions. It is a well-known fact among divers that the deeper you go underwater the harder it is to read the dials on watches. Alpina solves this problem by creating the accents in orange against a black background. This is scientifically proven to offer the best results for readability at greater than normal depths.
The Alpina Extreme Diver has even performed very well in water that is cloudy with particulates and also in rough open seas. This is the definitive diver’s watch for 2013. Alpina presents this model in two versions – self-winding mechanical, and a smaller mid-sized version fitted with a quartz movement. Both of these movements are Swiss made.
The Extreme Diver 300 Orange comes in satin finished stainless steel and can be purchased with your choice of either a stainless steel bracelet, a steel mesh bracelet, or a black rubber strap. Upon purchase this timepiece is presented in a diving bottle box and comes with a black nylon interchangeable strap.
As mentioned before, the case comes in two sizes: the automatic version is made with a 44mm case diameter, while the mid-sized quartz version comes in at 38mm. The bezel is black PVD steel and it features an elapsed time scale in orange. The main crown is textured, which allows the wearer to operate the screw locked crown even while wearing gloves. The bezel is notched for the same purpose. The case back on the automatic version is see through, allowing for the admiration of the highly decorated movement caliber AL-525.
The dial is black and it features oversized raised, luminous hour markers. The hands are also luminous with the minute hand featuring a luminous orange outline as well as the white lume. The seconds hand uses the Alpina logo of a triangle as a counterweight. This counter =weight is also in orange. At the 3 position is a large date aperture revealing three dates.
Both of these superlative diving watches carry 300 meters of water resistance and are backed by Alpina’s 2 year warranty.