Hands-On With The Impressive Titoni Seascoper 600 Blue CarbonTech Dive Watch
Titoni’s Seascoper series made a lasting impression on me last year. Back in November, I reviewed the stainless steel version of the Seascoper 300, and I loved that watch. The comfort, build quality, and COSC-certified movement made for an incredible package at well under €2K. For the money, it simply is very hard to beat. But what about its carbon bigger brother? The Titoni Seascoper 600 CarbonTech comes with a lightweight carbon case, an in-house movement, and double the water resistance. Importantly, it also takes a step away from the Submariner-esque looks of the Seascoper 300. Let’s find out if the Titoni Seascoper 600 CarbonTech is twice as good as its little brother.
When I was presented with the chance to take the Titoni Seascoper 600 CarbonTech for a spin, I didn’t think twice. As I said, the stainless steel Seascoper 300 impressed me a lot. In my opinion, that piece is the best-made watch your money can buy for a little over €1,600. Apart from some details, my main “issue” with it last year was its aesthetic. The Seascoper 300 is inspired by the Rolex Submariner’s design, which you have to like. The Seascoper 600, with its carbon case, takes a step away from that design, ensuring the Submariner references are nowhere to be found (or at least much harder to find!). As a result, wearing the Seascoper 600 turned out to be an impressive but quite different experience.
The impressive specs of the Seascoper 600 CarbonTech
At first glance, the Seascoper 600 CarbonTech is an impressive piece. As soon as you pick it up, you feel the incredible build quality of the watch. Despite the lightweight forged carbon case, the watch feels decidedly robust. It aligns with what Sky experienced with the colorful rainbow version of the same Seascoper 600. This model’s 42mm carbon case measures 14.45mm thick, 52.17mm long, and 20mm between the lugs. It comes equipped with a helium escape valve at 9 o’clock and is water resistant to a more-than-admirable 600 meters.
The increased water resistance and the helium escape valve make the Seascoper 600 thicker than its smaller, 12.55mm-thick stainless steel brother. I greatly appreciated that slimmer profile with the Seascoper 300 because it added greatly to the overall comfort. But while there’s no doubt that the Seascoper 600 is substantially thicker, it is also surprisingly comfortable.
The minimal weight and the way the case is designed make the watch far from unwieldy on the wrist. Granted, with its substantial case size, it may not be a watch for people with smaller wrists. But the overall thickness was never an issue during the week that I had the watch. It never even crossed my mind.
The details are really well executed
Just as with the stainless steel model, it’s not just about the incredible build quality. Titoni also shows an incredible eye for detail with its watches. And as Dave explained, a forged carbon case is not your normal carbon case.
Besides being super tough and lightweight, one of the standout features of forged carbon is the random grain that makes every piece unique. It is combined with a scratchproof black ceramic bezel insert with a glossy finish. I love the contrast between the matte carbon and shiny ceramic. It creates a dynamic that works very well visually.
The black bezel and dial are graced with light blue details. The bezel features a blue diving scale, while the dial features blue numerals at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock. Additionally, the Titoni logo is executed in blue, and so is the entire handset. The light blue color works marvelously against the black background because it creates a lot of contrast.
Besides the numerals, the dial features round markers for the other hours. The numerals, markers, lume pip, and hands are all filled with white Super-LumiNova that lights up bright blue in the dark. Lastly, the dial also features a date window at 3 o’clock.
A step away from the Seascoper 300
I would have loved to see the date disc in black and the date in contrasting light blue. It would have integrated nicely and felt more tailor-made. However, the white date disk with its black printing matches the other white luminescent parts well, and it never really bothered me. A black date disc is just something that would have made it even better in my opinion. When it comes to the overall style of the dial and bezel of the Seascoper 600, they are a step away from the Seascoper 300. And therefore, the Submariner references are also less present.
To start, the bezel insert features numerals every ten minutes, starting at 15 minutes. The numerals are executed in a characteristic font, while the bezel insert of the Seascoper 300 does not have any numerals, just markers. Though the numerals help give the bezel a distinct style, admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of the font. Don’t get me wrong; functionally, it is a great choice. It’s easy to read and adds a lot of character, but it’s just not my style. The large numerals on the dial are another element that set the Seascoper 600 apart from the Seascoper 300. I do love that Titoni used these large numerals as they perfectly fit a tough modern diver’s overall style and character. They also work well with the characteristic blue hands. Even though not everything about the design is perfect for me, the balance of elements, colors, and the overall shape and style of the case, bezel, and dial feel harmonious.
The Titoni T10 in-house movement
If you turn the watch around, you are greeted by a case back that offers a small display of the in-house T10 caliber. Titoni’s first in-house movement was introduced in 2019 and is used for a select number of the brand’s watches. The COSC-certified automatic caliber operates at 28,800vph, has 32 jewels, and provides a three-day power reserve.
We don’t see much of the movement due to the small window, but we know the movement looks neatly finished when used in the brand’s more classical-looking Line 1919. Would it have been better to use a closed case back? It’s a matter of personal preference, to be honest. I don’t mind getting a glimpse of the movement, but visually, it does not add a whole lot to the overall experience. Thankfully, though, the COSC-certified in-house movement offers great accuracy and reliability from what we know from owners.
Wearing the Titoni Seascoper 600 CarbonTech
The Seascoper 600 CarbonTech comes fitted with a black rubber strap and a black deployant buckle. The buckle is very easy to adjust, and you can actually make it fit perfectly. Thanks to this, I sized it to my wrist on the first day, and it was smooth sailing from there on out. The rubber strap is sturdy enough to balance the weight and size of the watch perfectly and supple enough to be super comfortable. It did not need any break-in time whatsoever, so the overall experience was great. The clasp is machined well and closes with a nice click every time.
Once on the wrist, the first thing that stands out is that you are wearing a serious watch. This is a rugged tool watch in size, presence, and build quality. As such, it is a great professional dive watch that offers great looks in service of its overall functional elements. As I already mentioned, the 42mm case is probably not for people with smaller wrists. But the size is perfect for me with my 18.5mm (7.25″) wrist. The case design wears very comfortably, and despite the 14.45mm thickness, it slips under a casually fitting cuff when needed.
An impressive piece of kit
But this is not a watch that needs to be hidden. As I’ve said multiple times in this review, the Titoni Seascoper 600 CarbonTech is a seriously impressive piece. I enjoyed testing the watch for the week I had it because, thanks to its size and materials, it was very comfortable to wear day to day. The forged carbon case is seriously cool, and in combination with the ceramic bezel and the many light blue elements, it creates a fantastic look.
And it’s a look that I have grown to appreciate a lot over time. In my review of the Seascoper 300, I mentioned that I wasn’t a fan of the font style on the Seascoper 600’s bezel and the large numerals on the dial. While I still am not the biggest fan of the font on the bezel, the combination with the large numerals does create a much more individual presence in comparison to the Submariner-esque looks of the Seascoper 300. And that’s something I have to give Titoni compliments for. There is a great balance to the overall design that just feels right.
Final thoughts about the Titoni Seascoper 600 CarbonTech
Furthermore, the watch is hard to beat in terms of quality. When operating the crown and the bezel, you get the reassurance of fantastic construction. Every element feels solid and ready for the great depths you can take it to. I’m sure not too many of us will, but when you wear it, you definitely get the feeling that the Seascoper 600 will perform its task flawlessly. This is something that freediving world champion Petar Klovar proved. The Croatian diver wore the Seascoper 600 CarbonTech on his wrist during a record 132m/433ft dive at the CMAS World Outdoor Freediving Championship 2022, and it proved exceedingly capable. I have to compliment Titoni for creating a timepiece like this that is available for €2,910. For that price, the watch also comes with a two-piece #tide fabric strap made of recycled ocean plastic.
Considering what you get for the money with a forged carbon case, ceramic bezel, in-house COSC-certified movement, and overall build quality, I truly believe this Seascoper 600 CarbonTech is worth it. There aren’t that many brands that offer a package like this under €3K. After a week of wearing the Seascoper 600 CarbonTech, I was again deeply impressed by what Titoni offers. If you like the looks of the Seascoper line, you won’t be disappointed either. And I have to say that despite my love for the Seascoper 300, its bigger brother grew on me tremendously. While I was fully in camp Seascoper 300 initially, I became a fan of the Seascoper 600 CarbonTech more and more. And that is not a bad choice to have to make, in all honesty, simply because you can’t go wrong.
For more information on the Seascoper 600 CarbonTech, visit the official Titoni website.
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