Jaws Time!

In addition to the famous fin and menacing score, another star of the movie Jaws was the unique dive watch on Richard Dreyfus’ wrist. Timepiece enthusiasts recognize it as an Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic.
Words by Bill Lindsey | March 30, 2021 | Luxury

Bowing to almost 50 years of enthusiasts asking the company to re-release the “Jaws Watch” — Alsta will produce a limited run of 1,975 pieces of the Nautoscaph Superautomatic. While the new model is clearly the descendant of the watch worn in the movie by marine biologist “Matt Hooper,” notable upgrades were introduced. In addition to a shark embossed on the bracelet’s locking clasp and engraved on the housing’s back, the new version features a larger 38mm 316L anti-magnetic stainless steel case to protect the upgraded self-winding movement to depths of 999 feet. A sapphire crystal delivers superior durability to the mineral crystal, but as was the case with the original, the new edition does not feature a magnifier over the date. The result is a very practical, superbly constructed dive watch that can be worn from the reef to the office. In a world of lookalike dive watches, this limited-edition release is a must for serious collectors;