Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)
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Circa 2014 Aureole SW-416M-A Quartz Divers Watch (OH)

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Make: Aureole Switzerland
Type: Analog Quartz
Hand and Dial: Luminous Baton Indices with Alpha/Lance Lumen Hands
Width: 40mm
Height: 48mm
Thickness: 13.5mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Strap: Original 2 Tone Oyster SS Bracelet 
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch

Aureole Watch Co was created in 1868 by Philidor Wolf in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Aureole produced some of its own movements, specializing in quality lever-watches. For a time, they also produced chronographs, ultra-slim watches and repetitions. It then moved into the wristwatch market by combining in-house calibers with high-end design and well-finished cases. The models followed one after the other over the decades, particularly in 1932 with one of the first wristwatches to have the date in an aperture (rectangular watch case, date at 12 o’clock). This concept of course is now widespread. 

From 1933, Aureole offered water-resistant, steel watches. In 1941, during the Second World War, the company was handed over to Lutz et Burkhardt. 

In 1948 it was taken over by Marcel Choffat who relaunched it with new talent. During this “hip renaissance,” it produced up to 400,000 pieces in 1968. Around 1940s, Aureole, like countless other Swiss watchmakers began focusing on chronograph watches due to the growing interest for complicated watches.

It was the boom of the 50s that you'd see, many chronograph watches flying all over the watch market. They were as complicated as they can get, the quirkiness of owning one was undeniably satisfying, and apparently, Aureole was one of them. By this time, Aureole had already established its name, keeping patrons intact for their brand. 

Aureole watches were characterized by their timeless and understated designs. The brand often focused on creating watches with simple, yet sophisticated aesthetics that appealed to a wide range of consumers.

Like many Swiss watchmakers, Aureole placed a strong emphasis on quality craftsmanship and precision. The brand utilized fine materials and Swiss-made movements to ensure the reliability and accuracy of its timepieces.

Aureole offers a variety of watch models, including dress watches, sports watches, and chronographs. Each model was designed to cater to different tastes and preferences, providing options for both formal and casual occasions.

While Aureole watches were known for their quality and design, they were not as widely available as some of the larger Swiss watch brands. As a result, Aureole timepieces are often considered to be Collectibles among watch enthusiasts.

Today, vintage Aureole watches are sought after by collectors due to their historical significance and classic design aesthetics. Collectors appreciate the opportunity to own a piece of Swiss watchmaking history and often seek out well-preserved examples of Aureole timepieces.

Although specific details about Aureole's history and production are not as widely documented as some other Swiss watch brands, the brand's legacy lives on through the watches that have survived over the years. These timepieces serve as reminders of Aureole's contribution to the world of horology.

While Aureole watches may not be as well-known as some other Swiss watch brands, they nonetheless hold a special place in the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate their classic design, quality craftsmanship, and historical significance.

Here we have a modern Aureole Diver timepiece. The dial is midnight black with white luminous Baton Indices and Alpha / Lance hands equipped with lumens that are operable. Cool! They were given a good clean-up and are now in near mint condition.

This watch has a homage case ala Rolex with a gold-rimmed bezel and black bezel insert with numerals. It was given a good buff and is in excellent condition albeit miniscule scratches that is common with aged watches.

The crown is located at 3H in between the crown guards yet easily accessible. 

The quartz movement is a Citizen Miyota that was also been given a good clean-up and is working excellently. The battery has been replaced on 10 May 2024; hence, the next battery replacement is a few years away.

The unsigned 2 tone Oyster bracelet is original and it too was given a good clean-up and buff.

The pictures provided shows the watch in immaculate condition (no dents and major scratches), and the movement within squeaky clean and well maintained. It has also been demagnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear + tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box. A brand new EVA pouch is provided instead.

A simple, stylish yet quality built sporty divers watch that is excellent value for money.