The Top Diving Watches
1. Rolex Sea-Dweller
The Sea-Dweller is an ultra-resistant divers’ watches engineered by Rolex for deep-sea exploration. Waterproof to a depth of 4,000 feet (1,220 metres) for the Rolex Sea-Dweller, launched in 1967, and 12,800 feet (3,900 metres) for the Rolex Deepsea unveiled in 2008, they are the ultimate manifestation of Rolex’s leadership in divers’ watches and the result of decades of collaboration with diving professionals. In 2014 Rolex released a special version of the model, the Rolex Deepsea with a D-blue dial, to commemorate James Cameron historic Solo Dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, some 11,000 metres deep. From twilight blue to bottomless black, its two-colour gradient dial celebrates one man’s journey to the deepest place on Earth.
2. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
It was with OMEGA’s maritime legacy in mind that the brand launched its Planet Ocean line in 2005. The stylish OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M pays homage to OMEGA’s dive watch heritage.
This model, with its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, features a black dial with a date window at the 3 o’clock position. The black ceramic unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel is mounted on a 42 mm stainless steel case on a stainless steel bracelet.
The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M is water resistant to 600 metres / 2000 feet / 60 bar, and has a helium-escape valve. The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500 at the heart of this certified chronometer timepiece can be seen through the transparent case back.
3. Ulysse Nardin Diver Great White
The Diver Great White, with a great white shark stamped on the case back, is emblematic of the Ulysse Nardin philosophy. King of the oceans, the shark represents stealth, strength and strategy and the Diver Great White embodies these qualities in contemporary adventurers of the land and sea. The Diver Great is a limited edition of 300 pieces. The Driver Great White can reach down to 300m/1,000ft.
4. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver first burst onto the scene back in 2010 and its gone through a number of iterations, including versions in ceramic and forged caron. in 2016 the Diver Chronograph was updated in colours like Lime Green and Acid Yellow, and in 2017 they were so successful that Audemars Piguet decided to bring them to the Offshore Diver itself. The Audemars piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver watch reaches depths of 300m/1,000ft, making it not only one of the most stunning timepieces, but one to wear with the wet suit.
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