By TLex This is cool! EXTático Watches of Spain have designed a new diver made from Aluminum 7075. This particular Aluminum alloy is a high-strength material that is used for a number of applications - everything from missile parts to high-end bike frames. I only know of one other dive watch that uses an Aluminum case (there may be others), but that's another story, and there's a UTS Adventure model also with an Aluminum construction.
The watch, which I have called the 'Aluminum Diver' for the sake ease (I not sure of its true name yet) has a 46mm x 15.5mm naturally anodized 7075 Aluminum case, caseback (secured with four screws) and bi-directional bezel with 12 clicks. The case has a water-resistance of 20ATM or 200m.
Further specifications include: a Sapphire crystal with red anti-reflective treatment on both sides, a screwdown crown with double O-rings, a Swiss made ETA 6498-1 movement and SuperLuminova applied hands and dial markers.
I find all of EXTático's designs intriguing this new one is no different. They have this fresh conceptual-looking quality to them that can only come from designing from the ground up - nothing borrowed here! The other great thing about EXTático is that the watches are surprisingly affordable despite being entirely manufactured and assembled (movement aside) in Spain.