Titoni never ceases to amaze me with its timepieces. I have reviewed several of the brand’s models, and I am deeply impressed with the incredible quality Titoni offers every time, especially for the price. While my favorite model was always the Seascoper 300, I was more than interested in taking the new Seascoper 600 Retro for a spin. With its vintage-inspired looks, this new iteration of the brand’s top-of-the-line diver has a distinctly different feel than most of the Seascoper 600 models we have seen recently. It’s a look that suits the diver well — really well. Let me explain why.

Over the past couple of years, Titoni has rapidly expanded the number of offerings in its Seascoper line of watches. We have seen new Seascoper 300 and 600 model versions using new materials and color configurations. While quite a few look rather impressive, my favorite is the stainless steel version of the Seascoper 300. When I reviewed that watch back in 2022, I was impressed. With its Submariner-inspired looks, the Seascoper 300 feels comfortably familiar while offering incredible quality and detail for an amazing price. It was a great introduction to the Seascoper line for me.

My experience with the Seascoper 600

When it comes to the Seascoper 600, I have been most impressed by the CarbonTech models. The lighter carbon case makes the substantial watch easier to wear than its stainless steel counterpart. On top of that, the stealthy look suits this modern diver well. It works well with the dial design and the large numerals at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock. I reviewed the blue CarbonTech model last year with great joy. It was a great reminder of the incredible value for money that Titoni offers with its watches. The build quality, finishing, and COSC-certified movements make them great timepieces.

Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro

But after taking the new stainless steel Seascoper 600 Retro for a spin, I was able to appreciate the stainless steel Seascoper 600 on much more than a rational level. I genuinely love what Titoni has done with this new version of its top-end dive watch. The simple injection of retro charm has completely changed my perception of the Seascoper 600. Wearing this new addition to the collection has been fun and turned it into my favorite Titoni watch.

In terms of specs, the Seascoper 600 is hard to beat

Before I dive into why that is, let’s look at some specs. The Seascoper 600 has a 42mm stainless steel case that is 14.45mm thick and 52.17mm long with a 600m depth rating. Its size makes it a watch that is not for everyone. It’s a case styled after Rolex’s “Super Case” of the previous-generation Submariner. That’s why it feels familiar and comfortable. The thickness is partly due to the helium escape valve on the left side of the case. On the right side, you will find the crown that modest crown guards protect.

The case has a predominantly brushed finish on top with polished sides and polished chamfers inside the lugs. It emphasizes the drop from the lugs to the end link of the Oyster-style bracelet in a dramatic fashion.

The bracelet is built well and feels super solid. It features a folding clasp with a push-button release and a toolless micro-adjustment system. This is operated by pressing the center part of the Titoni Seascoper logo on the clasp. It’s a wonderful solution that works well and looks great.

The retro color combination gives the watch a soul

Let’s move on to what makes this new Seascoper 600 Retro stand out. The new model’s dial and ceramic bezel insert both come in a nice shade of navy blue. They are combined with copper-gold hands and applied indices filled with Old Radium Super-LumiNova. Additionally, the numerals on the bezel have the same cream color to match the text on the dial.

The combination of navy blue, copper-gold, and cream works miracles. Titoni hit the nail on the head with this charming color combination. It transforms this modern diver into a watch with a soul. And because of its overall modern styling, the watch does not feel like a retro trick. The looks and the colorway just work very well together.

Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro dial close-up

In my review of the Seascoper 300, I discussed the font on the lower half of the dial in detail. It was one of the main things that I wasn’t a fan of with that watch. While the Seascoper 600 uses the same font, the overall impact of the text on the lower half of the dial is less prominent. Additionally, in this new color, it doesn’t stand out anymore. While the choice of font and sizing is still debatable, at least it’s not as jarring in terms of size and color. However, I would have loved to see the date indication at 3 o’clock executed differently. Currently, it is a white disc with black printing. A color-matched blue disc with cream-colored printing would blend much nicer than the current solution.

Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro case back

The in-house Titoni caliber T10

Inside the case, Titoni equips the Seascoper 600 with its caliber T10. It is Titoni’s first in-house movement, which was introduced in 2019. This automatic caliber is a COSC-certified chronometer, and it operates at 28,800vph, has 32 jewels, and provides a three-day power reserve. Titoni shows you a bit of the movement through the porthole design on the case back. While viewing the brand’s in-house caliber is nice, it doesn’t add much to the overall experience. That’s mostly due to the small window, which only allows a glimpse of the movement.

Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro pocket shot

Wearing the Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro

As I already mentioned, I love the retro styling of this new Seascoper. It provides a nice balance with the overall modern design. Straight out of the box, I fell for those looks. So, after sizing the pin-and-collar bracelet, I wore the watch for several days with great joy. Despite the case’s large dimensions, it wears well. The proportions make it look good and sit nicely on my 19cm (7.5″) wrist. The Seascoper 300, with its 12.55mm case thickness, is slimmer and easier to wear, but I had no problems wearing its bigger brother. That said, it’s not a watch for people with smaller wrists.

Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro on wrist

On the wrist, the 60-click unidirectional bezel initially felt a bit tight. After turning it several times, though, it quickly became easier, making it easy to enjoy all the different elements of the watch. The screw-down crown, the bracelet, and the clasp all feel well made and are a joy to operate.

Putting this Seascoper 600 on my wrist makes me feel like I’m wearing a luxury timepiece. That feeling is important since it’s not always a given with watches around the €2K mark.

A final thought on the Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro

While I love this new colorway, there is more to the Seascoper 600 Retro than just its colors. Every time I glanced at the watch, I was impressed by its overall presence. The looks, colors, and finishing are all fantastic. It’s bigger than the sum of its physical parts, and I quickly developed a great appreciation for this new Seascoper 600 Retro. Sure, the design of the watch is not ground-shakingly original, and there are some design elements that I would love to see tweaked. But sometimes, you encounter a watch that just speaks to you, even with its (subjective) shortcomings.

For me, this is the perfect new addition to the Titoni lineup. The looks and level of finishing are truly a rarity for the €2,030 price that this Seascoper 600 Retro will go for. If you love this new Seascoper’s looks and are looking for a relatively affordable, extremely well-built, and competent dive watch, look no further. I can honestly say that it does not get any better than the Titoni Seascoper 600 Retro at the €2K price point. The addition of retro styling has made this my new favorite Titoni model, making me curious about what the brand has in store for us next.

For more information on the Seascoper 600 Retro, visit the official Titoni website.

Watch specifications

Seascoper 600 Retro
83600 S-BO-255
Navy blue with copper-gold-tone applied indices, Old Radium Super-LumiNova,
Case Material
Stainless steel with ceramic bezel insert
Case Dimensions
42mm (diameter) × 52.17mm (lug-to-lug) × 14.45mm (thickness)
Sapphire with antireflective coating on both sides
Case Back
Stainless steel with sapphire exhibition window, screw-in
Titoni T10 — in-house automatic movement, 28,800vph frequency, three-day power reserve, 32 jewels, COSC-certified chronometer
Water Resistance
Stainless steel three-row braclet with deployant clasp and toolless micro-adjustment
Time (hours, minutes, central seconds), date, 60-minute dive bezel