Specifically designed for underwater activity, dive watch remains one of the most popular timepiece categories. Diver watches in a modern era have surpassed the technology of traditional underwater timepieces, combining appealing aesthetics with functionality. Purchase one of the 3 timepieces featured here, and go for your underwater adventures. These watches are clearly built for diving but they’re also great for swimming, skiing, sailing and any other sport your watch might get wet.
The Aquaracer by Swiss Tag Heuer replica flaunts a fine-brushed and polished steel case, black ceramic bezel, black dial and steel strap. This wristwatch also has a power reserve of 38 hours, a date window and automatic calibre. This is also another model that you wouldn’t typically think looks like a diver watch. Sleek, classic and bold this model is one that will fit perfectly in a personal collection that requires a diver watch but doesn’t want to compromise on looks.
The Breitling Superocean Chronograph M2000 has a chronograph that can be operated at a depth of 2,000 meters underwater. The watch is the first to feature a patented magnetic push-piece system, in which the chronograph controls are operated via the metal of the case. Along with the screw-locked crown and the 4-mm-thick sapphire crystal, these pushers enable the wearer to use the watch at the extreme depth of 2,000 meters (or 6,600 feet) without the risk of water seeping in.
OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph is OMEGA’s deep diver bristles with more technology than a nuclear submarine. A co-axial column wheel chronograph movement with a temperature- and magnetism-resistant silicon hairspring (visible through the transparent caseback) powers the Seamaster Planet Ocean, and on the business end of things, the dial features an intuitive elapsed time counter that reads like a standard clock face. A scratch-resistant Liquid Metal bezel, helium escape valve, and 600 meters of water resistance mean this may be the most over-engineered dive watch you can buy.
Dive watches can be an indispensable tool underwater, but they are also a symbol of the rugged explorer in all of us. Today’s dive watches combine classic styling with practical functions — and, not surprisingly, are on the want-to-have lists of many divers as well as other people.