Enjoying water sports in the summer while concerning about the gear on your wrist? A strong dive watch is your perfect choice! Water resistance, legibility and durability, these are all the following diving watches have.
5 Top Luxury Dive Watches
Omega is named as the manufacturer of the world’s first industrially produced dive watch for commercial distribution in the 30’s.
The brand launched the Omega Seamaster 300M since the ’50s, having a great impact on the watch manufacturing industry. The timepiece allows the wearer to dive up to 300 meters under the sea.
With the popularity gained from the Seamaster 300 collection, Omega launched the advanced version – Seamaster 300 master Co-Axial for an upgraded dive watch with the brand’s most innovative technology. The symmetrical case and lugs, a dark dial set with lighter indexes, big hands, and numerals for enhanced readability are the iconic features of Seamaster.
The advanced version is fitted with an extendable bracelet and a fully anti-magnetic mechanical movement. The diving scales on the bezel are also made of innovative materials – the Liquidmetal which is an alloy that offers silvery beauty and incredible hardness and resistance, as well as the Ceragold which allows seamless bonding between 18-carat gold and ceramic for a smooth touch.
Rolex Submariner is the most popular series in Rolex watch from the ’50s until now. It hit the divers’ community when it was launched in 1953 as it was the first wristwatch to overcome the depth of water to 100 meters, proving the professional timepiece manufacturing technique of Rolex.
The breakthrough of the water-resistance technique makes Rolex Submariner a milestone in the industry, setting a new standard for divers watch.
The design of the Rolex Submariner is functionally driven for diving in the deep sea. The unidirectional rotatable bezel was first seen in Rolex Submariner, which is actually an essential tool to count divers’ time underwater precisely.
The large and clear luminescent hour markers, together with the luminescent Chromalight display in this bezel watch, enhance legibility and allow divers to have a clear reading of time under the dark condition in the ocean.
The iconic bezel and dial design of Submariner have now become not only a true diving watch but also an identity and icon for watch collectors when it comes to the royal Rolex bracelet on your wrist.
Rolex Submariner green 116610 LV is one of the most famous ones among Rolex dive watches. It is known as the “Rolex Hulk” with a green bezel and a green dial.
The Superocean is a classic dive watch collection of Breitling. Created in 1957, it was originally developed for professional and military divers. With the rising popularity and demand, the brand later launched different models for leisure divers and watch collectors.
The Breitling Superocean is the first dive watch series by Breitling. Its clean and practical design with enlarged Arabic numerals and bolded hands are advantages for legibility for divers underwater.
The Superocean series has been well supported by the brand and the public. Breitling has launched many different models with advanced functions in the decades.
One of the most distinguished features of today’s Superocean is the helium valve invented. It allows the watch to withstand water pressure as deep as 2,000 meters in the sea.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Superocean, the brand launched the Breitling Superocean Heritage in 2007. Saluted to the original design of Superocean, the Superocean heritage has the vintage logo and the braided steel bracelet. More dial colours and size are available in this new collection to add freshness to this series with over 50 years of history.
Everyone knows that Tudor is a watch manufacturer owned by the world leader Rolex. The founder Hans Wilsdorf aimed at selling watches at a different price level than Rolex which yet could attain Rolex’s standard of dependability.
The Tudor Pelagos, having a water resistance of 500 meters, is described as a tool watch for diving.
It is the first watch in both Rolex and Tudor which is made of the light weighted and durable Titanium. On the left-hand side of the 42mm case lied a helium release valve for pressure adjustment underwater. The hour markers and the beautiful snowflake hands are all luminous in sharp blue under dark. The black dial is topped with a ceramic and uni-directional bezel. The scales on the bezel are also injected with luminous materials for legibility in the deep ocean.
To fit with the real needs of the diver, Tudor even made a slight adjustment on the bracelet design. The bracelet of Tudor Pelagos is more flexible for accommodating different water pressure. The timepiece also comes with two sets of rubber strap for sports lovers who prefer a rubber strap on their wrist.
Seiko is a famous watch manufacturer in Japan.
Seiko Prospex diver watch is the pride of the company as Seiko was the first to create a Titanium dive watch that can go deep to 600 meters of water in 1975.
With its strong background in digital watch development, Seiko was also the first one to launch the diving computer watch that could provide accurate information like the current depth level of the diver.
Seiko dive watch has much innovative technology to achieve its performance underwater. The original torque control bezel and the world’s first outer frame protector structure for enhanced shock resistance are the recognizable features. The accordion-style type polyurethane bracelet of its dive watches is also specially designed for the flexibility during diving.
The popularity of its dive watch not only comes from its practicality and superb performance underwater but also has a cool and attractive outlook that could fit gentlemen’s everyday use.