Steinhart knows how to make a watch as we have seen, they won the RWR 2010 Watch of the Year. They continue to show their watchmaking prowess with the Triton 100 ATM, its an awesome looking, beefy watch with features that rivals many divers.
Case & Dial
The case is the overall dominating feature of this watch. It’s hefty, tall, sharp and very colorful. It also looks great when it gets into the dark and lights up as if it had an electric charge behind it. The sapphire crystal is flat along with the bezel to make it an overall cylinder shape with sharp lugs attached to it. This watch has one of the hardest coatings available called DLC and it really holds up very well. Perfectly actually, as I did hit it against a few hard objects and it looks brand new with absolutely no wear at all.
The dial is actually quite small compared to the overall size of the case but the hands and markings make up for it in visibility. If you look very closely there are actually very tiny hemispheres at the edge of each hour marker, white on most but orange on 12, 3, 6 and 9. A very tiny detail, but very nicely incorporated.
Just by looking at this watch you can tell that it is heavy, and once you wear it you can definitely feel it. I like the beefy nature of the watch overall. The heft and height of the components has a very nice and sturdy feel. The rubber band that is supplied with the watch is a great accompaniment with its 24mm width and thickness.
The buckle allows for very fine adjustment, and you should use it with this watch. If the fit is a little loose you will feel it dig with its sharp edging. It also seems to have a different coating than the case and is most likely PVD.
This watch is a major contender in the dive category. With a feature-set that is hard to figure how they managed the $700USD price, this watch is easily comparable to watches five or more times its price. A Bell & Ross BR 02 has always been a favorite of mine and I think this one is very close to it in features, but beats it when it comes to the price tag. The Steinhart 100 ATM Black is hands down a great watch. Feel free to ask any questions or comment below. If you are a diver and have used a Triton 100ATM please let us know your experience.