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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.