Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Ref: 1521ODG.PS

Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
Squale 1521 Onda Leather
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Reference : 1521ODG.PS
Movement : Automatic Sellita SW 200-1
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug :
Lugs :
Condition :
 Brand New
Box & Papers :
 Official Squale Box & Paperwork
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 24-Months Manufacturer Warranty

Points of Mention

Kibble Watches is an Authorised Stockist of Squale. Each watch is brand new and unworn, comes with its official box and paperwork, and is guaranteed by ourselves and Squale for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase. The watch can be purchased online or alternatively viewing and purchasing in person can be arranged at our Clerkenwell, London office on appointment only.

The Watch

Here we have a 1521 ONDA with a 42mm 316L high polished stainless steel "von Büren" case that has a lug-to-lug length of 48mm and a thickness of 12.5mm, giving the watch an impressive wrist presence, this collection pays tribute to their dive heritage and specifically to their classic Charles von Büren-designed 1960s Squale 1521 which was also made for Doxa, Heuer, and Blancpain. The flowing lines of the case make it very comfortable to wear. At 4 o’clock a screw-down crown recessed into the case to protect it against knocks. A 120 clicks uni-directional stainless steel bezel has a matte grey DLC coated dive insert with raised polished numerals, the bezel is screwed on for easy removal. The flat sapphire crystal has an AR-coated for added visibility. A stunning blue Onda dial (Onda is Italian for waves) depicts the energy of the waves with its distinctive pattern, broad-applied baton indexes are coated in Super-LumiNova C3 marking the hours and at 3 o’clock a date window. Broad sword hands are coated in Super-LumiNova complemented by a centre second hand with a lumed counterweight. At 12 o’clock we have the Squale motif and at 6 o’clock “ONDA”. The polished screw-down case back has Squale acid etched in the centre, inside an automatic Sellita SW200–1 Elaborè movement, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, this Sellita Elaborè movement has hand winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on a Squale 20mm made-in-Italy dark brown leather strap with a signed buckle and comes with its Squale presentation box and paperwork. The watch comes with a 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty.

Personal Note

The 1521 range is the classic Squale, this is what they are most known for and they have kept so many of the design features that put them on the map, but all updated in a modern way. If you are considering a Squale and don't know where to start, the 1521 is my go-to! Book an appointment and come try them on for yourself.

The Brand

Squale was founded by Charles von Büren in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1946 as a manufacturer of watchcases and other components for other watch brands. In 1950 von Buren began to produce professional dive watches under the Squale name. During the 1960s and 70s, Squale produced cases for many brands including Prima, Blandford, Deman Watch, Berio and Sinn. In 1974 Squale decided to enter the watch market in its own right. Unfortunately like many other watch brands during the “quartz crisis” they stopped production in 1989. Relaunching the brand in 2010 the Maggi family who were previously distributors of von Buren and Squale watches in Italy. Their headquarters can be found in Milan, with watch production in Grenchen in the Jura valley Switzerland.