Although technically a dive watch, Halios’ new Tropik B could easily find a home as a dress watch. By using aluminum bronze for its case and bezel, the Tropik B exhibits subtle yellow tones. That alloy combination delivers extreme strength and increased corrosion resistance; it will develop a grey patina over time. A sturdy Miyota 9015 engine powers the whole handsome package.
Note the patina on the bezel. Its uneven and it makes the watch looks dirty. This is why I shun bronze.
The new Extreme Sailing Regatta is a slid looking watch that appears far more costly than it is. It comes in a 44mm stainless steel case that has squared-off proportions and short strap lugs. It is also a useable dive watch with water-resistant to 300 metres. The caseback is transparent. This watch is powered by a Selitta calibre automatic movement, modified and decorated by Alpina.
I like the combination of the Milanese mesh bracelet to the watch casing.
This watch comes in stainless steel has a price is a diving watch that features two crowns, one at 2 o’clock, for adjusting the bezel and the other at 4 o’clock, for setting the time and winding.
Why I like this watch is that it does not look like a dive watch. In fact, you can use the internal bezel to create a GMT watch if you are traveling. This is what I call flexibility!