Titoni Seascoper 600
The watch I’m reviewing today is made by one of the biggest Swiss brands on the watch market, selling more than 50k pieces a year yet almost unknown in Europe. Titoni is one of the last large independant watch brands. Its reputation in China competes with Longines or Omega, which is remarkable for a family-owned company.
Titoni celebrated its 100th birthday a couple of years ago by announcing their manufacture movement: the T10, equipping their new version of their dive watch, the Seascoper 600.
- Movement: Automatic In-House T10, manufacture movement, Chronometer (COSC)
- Power reserve: 3 days / 72 h
- Function: 3 Hands, Date
- Case: Stainless Steel
- Bezel: Ceramic
- Diameter: 42 mm
- Glass: sapphire glass with Anti-reflective coating (both sides of glass)
- Water resistance: 60 ATM
- Dial style: Index/Arabic
- Bracelet: Stainless Steel
- Caseback: Transparent
The case is made of stainless steel, with an alternation of polished and brushed finishes. I particularly like the polished bevels on the inner lugs! The SeaScoper 600 should fit most wrists with a width of 42mm, you should note the 50mm lug to lug length though. It sits perfectly on my 19.5cm wrist (bear in mind that wristshots almost always make the watch look bigger than it actually is).
The Helium Escape Valve is located at 9 o’clock and the screw-down crown is located at 3 o’clock. The crown is really smooth to action, perfectly integrated between 2 crown guards making it look a bit like a R***x Sub 🙂
The ceramic bezel rotates counterclockwise and is quite easy to handle. On top of it the sapphire glass is one of the best I have ever seen! It has been treated with AR coating on both sides and often gives the impression that there’s no glass at all. It could easily compete with my Breitling SuperOcean in terms of efficiency, the only difference would be the blue hue of the Breitling’s. Hats off to Titoni!
It would be a shame to have such a fantastic glass on a too common dial. The SeaScoper’s is absolutely gorgeous.
There are Arabic numerals at the 6-9-12 positions, the other indices being dots. All indices are applied and filled with Super-Luminova. The result is an outstanding legibility in both high or low light conditions!
I haven’t been able to find much information about the T10 movement except the description made by Titoni themselves. The T10 differs from standard movements with its relatively large diameter compared to them, and consists of 168 individual parts that are manufactured by specialized suppliers in the vicinity Grenchen. The T10 has a power reserve of 3 days and is COSC certified. It’s visible thanks to a porthole in the caseback.
The brushed stainless steel bracelet gave me the same impression as the case: it feels solid and qualitative. The buckle is a one-of-a-kind and would easily deserve an innovation prize: the engraved logo is a button allowing for a tool-free fine adjustment of the bracelet length: simply brilliant!
On the wrist
The SeaScoper sits perfectly on my wrist. It’s neither too light nor too heavy, you won’t forget wearing it especially with its eye-catching polished parts. Being able to adjust the bracelet on the go is more than just a nice-to-have feature, especially during summer when the wrist could be a bit swollen.
I didn’t know Titoni until a few months ago, and I can easily say that I’m happy to have righted a wrong by discovering this SeaScoper and sharing my impressions with you. The Titoni SeaScoper 600 is available on https://www.titoni.ch/ for 1595€, including taxes and shipping. If you consider what you get for that price, it’s fair to say that it’s a great value for the money.