The Baltic Aquascaphe has evolved since it first burst onto the microbrand scene in 2018. The vintage inspired diver has seen many iterations that include a model with a steel 12 hour bezel, a dual-crown configuration with an internal bezel and a GMT. Baltic has also dabbled with different case finishings and materials, among which were the Aquascaphe in a stealthy PVD coating and another furnished out of bronze. With all the different variations, the recipe that has made the Aquascaphe a success has largely remained the same; thoughtful case finishing, vintage-modern dial design and a value that is just too hard to pass up. Baltic continues the story of the Aquascaphe with the release of the Aquascaphe Titanium — a contemporary take on the vintage diver we’ve come to recognize from the France based brand.
The use of titanium as a case material is a first for the Baltic Aquascaphe. The high mechanical resistance, low density and corrosive resistant properties of titanium makes it a practical case material choice for an everyday knock-around diver. The Aquascaphe Titanium retains the mid-case design and overall case silhouette of past models, but has gotten broader in both width and thickness, measuring 41mm by 13.6mm. It’s an interesting step away from the original 38mm (39mm if you count the bezel) case that hits the sweet spot for so many, but it seems to fall in line with how Baltic is progressing the Aquascaphe range. It’s also the appropriate watch to introduce a case with slightly larger proportions, as the Aquascaphe Titanium’s feathery 55 gram case weight should conceal any feeling of an increase in case size. Another subtle change to note is the addition of crown guards, adding more to the sporty look and robust “tool watch” nature of the titanium diver.