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History of the Nautoscaph

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Alsta made beautifully-engineered wristwatches for men and women of intellectual and creative substance. After decades of dormancy, our first timepiece in over 40 years was released in 2017: the Nautoscaph II, inspired by the Alsta Nautoscaph dive watch as worn by Richard Dreyfuss as the character Matt Hooper in the … Continued

The History of Alsta

    Since resurrecting the Alsta brand in 2017, finding information on the history of the brand has typically led us to fragmented anecdotes, dead ends and images of old pieces. This is until a fascinating inquiry from a woman named Rita, the daughter of the founder of Alsta, Joseph Alstater. We would like to … Continued

Introducing our newest retailer… Fremantle Watch Co.

  We are delighted with the addition of another retail partner. The Fremantle Watch Company was set up by a small group of entrepreneurs and life long watch enthusiasts based in the historic port city of Fremantle, Western Australia. ‘With a passion for Horology and bringing new people into this amazing hobby.’   We got … Continued

Introducing our newest retailer… P1 Watches!

    What makes P1 watches unique? We try and specialise in German, small Independent and micro brands that are not readily available on the high street.   Do you offer international shipping? If not, which countries/regions do you serve? We only supply in the UK currently.   How do you decide which brands you want to carry?   … Continued

Alsta Watches — What’s New and What’s On Its Way.


  While the past 20 months have been different for many brands, they have been especially unique for Alsta. We have had to restructure our release schedule due to supply chain issues, so the purpose of this entry is to give you an idea of the current pieces available, as well as the new pieces … Continued

Introducing the Nautoscaph IV

nautoscaph iv

Innovation without compromising legacy, The Nautoscaph IV is our newest addition to the Nautoscaph line… Classics Reborn.   The Nautoscaph IV features a unidirectional bezel, removing the risk of it being accidentally turned whileunderwater, which could result in a fatal miscalculation of dive time. It is manufactured and tested to withstand the pressure of depths … Continued

Famous Watches in Film

Movies set trends in fashion whether we’re talking about clothes or accessories. A good movie is detail-oriented. Accessories such as watches are carefully chosen to match the theme, plot, and even the traits of a specific character. Sometimes watches are easily noticeable in movies, especially when they’re part of tactical gear in action films. On … Continued

Introducing the Alsta Nautoscaph Superautomatic 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

    Alsta’s latest release – The Nautoscaph Superautomatic 50th Anniversary Edition! At Alsta there is a fascination with romanticism. Pieces are not only expected to be aesthetically pleasing but also to evoke feelings. These watches are designed to create a conception of escapism and excitement and nostalgia.  Our newest model is no exception.   1970-2020 … Continued

Iconic Dive Watches (and Why They’re Iconic)

  Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at just a few of the dive watches that have become icons over the years. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms French operative Captain Bob Maloubier, a WWII allied war hero, along with Lieutenant Claude Riffaud founded the French Combat Swimmers unit in 1952.  While outfitting … Continued

2020 Alsta Holiday Gift Guide

  With the holidays coming up, we made a convenient little guide to help you pick out the perfect watch for that special someone.   For the Athlete The Surf n Ski For all the heart-rate monitoring, electrolyte-deficient, adrenaline junkies out there, we have the perfect watch. The Surf n Ski was designed to take whatever … Continued