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HLA watches 316L stainless-steel case are water resistant to 20 atm with a 120-click uni-directional bezel on top and screw-down crowns and case backs. A scratch-resistant K1 crystal protects the Superluminova-embellished hands and indices for easy reading all night long. Time is tracked via a Japanese quartz three-hand (plus date) movement ensuring accurate timekeeping for trivial or lifesaving situations. 

HLA watches are now available in red, yellow, white, blue and black dials, with straps available in black, red, yellow, white, blue, and light gray. Quick release spring bars allow for straps that can be changed in seconds to create a new look that matches or contrasts the dial as you prefer. These HLA 42’s have a list price of $250 with a percentage of the proceeds of each sale donated to the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association to help fund the Junior Lifeguard program as well as buy gear used to help save lives. See the entire line here: www.hlawatch.com 

For 2022 Alpina presents the Seastrong Diver 300 Heritage in a dark green dial paired with a color coordinated green rubber strap. Measuring 42 mm across and water-resistant to 300 meters, the two-piece stainless steel case mounts two screw-down crowns; one for time setting and winding, the other for rotating the inner rotating rehaute specifically for timing a dive – or any other event up to a one-hour limit. This design revisits the brand’s Super Compressor 10 Seastrong dive watch, first introduced in 1969. 

While dive watches tended to have neon bright yellows and safety orange dials, Alpina dove head-first into the current trend for green colorways with this dark seaweed green dial and British racing green strap. Bold hands are luminous, as are the indices on the inner bezel. 

As with external bezels, diver down times are shown with by Seastrong’s black rehaut, which can be adjusted using the upper crown positioned at the two o’clock mark. Unlike most external bezels, the Seatrong’s can be rotated in either direction before being locked in place by screwing down the extra crown. 

The stainless steel case is polished and brushed on the sides with a solid steel case back engraved with Alpina’s namesake Alps as well as a trident as a nod to the nautical nature of the watch. Inside is the AL 520 automatic winding movement beating at 28,800 vph with 38 hours of power reserve. Price: $1,695.

As Abingdon celebrates fourteen years since it started offering adventure watches specifically targeted to women, the Las Vegas watch company adds three models to its tactical watch collection (called Jane) and adds a new model to its dive watch collection, Nadia. 

Founded in 2013, the designer driven Detroit watch brand (no relation to that “other” Detroit based brand) is celebrating their 6th anniversary this year with their own take on the diver’s type.

Maurice Lacroix cases its sporty Aikon collection in colorful recycled ocean-bound plastic to create a bright series of Aikon #tide quartz time and date watches.

With assistance from Swiss recycler #tide, Maurice Lacroix cases each 40mm watch with up-cycled plastic combined with glass fiber. The composite material is twice as hard as standard plastic and is five times more shock and damage resistant, according to the brand. Maurice Lacroix creates the bezel, case, case back, crown, end-piece and buckle on the Aikon #tide using the composite material.

If the sun-drenched case and dial colors aren’t enough seaside style for you, Maurice Lacroix also references with sea on the watch’s dial with its ‘Vague du Jura’ motif, topped with a flat sapphire crystal. Several models sport diamond-set indexes 

As an Aikon, the watch retains its Swiss watch technical profile with a screw-down crown and a screwed caseback that contribute to the watch’s water resistance of 100 meters.

Maurice Lacroix also equips the new series with its own Easy Strap Exchange system, allowing the wearer to swap the strap for an alternative without the need for tools. Maurice Lacroix will expand the Aikon #tide collection later in 2022 with a model featuring a recycled-material composite bracelet.

Price: $750 and $925 (with diamond-set indexes).

Independent Swiss watchmaker Delma continues to swim with the sharks with a new dive watch made to venture far deeper than most of its similarly priced competitors.