Welcome to the official USA online store for Squale Watches.
Integrity, professionalism, experience and passion. To make unique, inimitable watches, elegant, minimalist design and high-tech materials are not enough... the secret of our watches lies within, in the way they are designed and constructed: friends of the sea, because they are immune to brine, and faithful companions of the most demanding divers, because they are reliable, always.
The great Swiss tradition of precision watchmaking, combined with a love of the sea and diving, were the two factors that led
Charles von Büren to work exclusively on the construction of professional divers watches from the early '50s. Initially the "Squale" mark appeared on the cases of Swiss watches of various makes, as a sign of fine production and a quality symbol.
Then, in the '60s, von Büren started to produce watches that also had the Squale mark on their dials, starting the brand’s institutional and commercial history.
During the following decades, thanks to its watches' impressive reliability, safety record and international prestige, Squale sponsored a large number of international sports competitions and was always worn by top divers; including Jacques Mayol, Enzo Maiorca and Giuliana and Maria Treleani.
It was during these years of sporting successes that Squale also introduced its first 1000 meter diving watch with Plexiglas glass and snap-on dial, on the "Master”.
Squale continued to produce for other brands and started to supply the elite corps of a large number of armed forces, including the parachutists of Italy's Folgore Brigade and the Italian Navy's Diving Corps. All this has made Squale synonymous with quality and the benchmark brand for divers' watches internationally, a status it has enjoyed for several decades.
HOW THE PRODUCT IS BUILT
The great Swiss tradition of precision watch making, combined with solidity and durability: as tradition demands, the case is made throughout from Swiss 316L steel.
The components are all Swiss: winders, winder sleeves and gaskets. These are essential parts for a watch that must withstand deep underwater pressures of the sea. Squale watches are painstakingly assembled by master watchmakers with special attention to the fitting of gaskets to ensure the case is airtight. Finally every watch undergoes strict inspection, to guarantee both resistance to water and timekeeping accuracy. Quality tests are performed on every single watch. Last but not least, Squale has always been a direct customer of the ETA Factory at Grenchen, guaranteeing that all movements are of utmost quality.
Squale…functional, professional diving watches.