The first contemporary dive watches were timepieces that incorporated high functions and complications that behave as the motif for all current dive watches. Diving instruments today incorporate appealing aesthetics while maintaining functionalities that include water resistance of up to 200-300 meters and other enthralling features. Here we have rounded up six dive watches to keep you afloat this summer.
Precision at a Distance: The Ulysse Nardin Limited Edition Diver X Nemo Point
During the 19th century, Ulysse Nardin embarked on a mission that would soon become the hallmark of the brand, with the introduction of the marine chronometer clocks that served various navy forces to ensure accurate calculation of the position while at sea.
Thus, swimming into 2018, Ulysse Nardin introduced a collection of striking timepieces with modern designs. The Limited Edition Diver X Nemo Point, named after the location in the ocean that is furthest from land, comes in a titanium 44-millimeter diameter case with 300-meter water resistance, powered by the UN-118 movement. The dial utilizes the brand's renowned "X" configuration in the center and incorporates an azure-blue with grained textured patterns evocative of the sea.
Six Feet Under: The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique in Titanium
The Fifty Fathoms watch was the first wristwatch capable of functioning at 300-meters below sea level. Blancpain timepieces still maintain the guaranteed water-resistance amidst a monochromatic deep-sea-blue dial daubed in luminescent accents, affixed with a unidirectional bezel with neon markings. This robust timepiece appears effortlessly sophisticated underneath a shirt cuff or comfortably secure in place while partaking in various aquatic activities.
007 Diver: The Omega Seamaster Professional 300-meter
Equipping the wrist of James Bond since 1995, the Omega Seamaster Diver collection was reimaged in 1993, adding a vintage twist to its 1957 predecessor, which has secured its longevity among collectors and explorers alike.
This blue, stainless steel diver watch comes in a striking silk-brushed and polished stainless steel case. The dapper and utilitarian timepiece features a cobalt blue ceramic dial embellished with laser-engraved waves, skeletonized hands, and elevated indexes. The rotating divers’ bezel has a blue ceramic ring bearing a 60-minute diving scale with snow-colored Arabic numerals, along with the traditional triangle-shaped marker at noon filled with Super-LumiNova for unrivaled underwater exploration.
An Oceanic Past: The Breitling Superocean Héritage II
If you are searching for a timepiece that is minimal but features high-precision complications, then this black, automatic timepiece will be your beloved aquatic companion. This notable diving watch offers power for up to 70-hours and water protection up to 200-meters. The debonair exterior, assembled in a mixture of rubber, ceramic, and stainless steel, creates a smooth design excellent for daytime adventures and evening wear.
This retro timepiece, coupled with a sturdy and stealth aura, features arrow-shaped hands filled with white-colored Super-LumiNova for unbeatable night-time visibility. As with all professional divers, its bezel is unidirectional and is composed of umbra-black ceramic, seamlessly blending into its face protected by a dome-shaped sapphire crystal coated in anti-reflective material.
Tortoise Shell Effect: The TAG Heuer Aquaracer
Conceived as the ultimate tool timepiece that oozes avant-garde timekeeping, this scratch-resistant TAG Heuer Aquaracer encapsulates the essence of summer with a bezel ornated with a tortoise-shell pattern daubed in resin. This watch is water-resistant up to 300 meters. The opalescent black dial, its indexes, and baton-shaped hands are filled with luminesce, creating seamless reading underwater. Rippling inside is the brand's automatic movement.
Military Design with Striking Italian Accents: The Panerai Submersible
The epitome of sturdy, rugged, and bold, this titanium and black Submersible dive watch has been making waves since its inception. This military-inspired timepiece, positioned toward professional divers, is encased in polished titanium with the brand's renowned luminescent accents painted on the dial and bezel. Behind the cushion-shaped dial is its automatic movement powering the small seconds sub-dial and offering water resistance of 300-meters.
Plunge into Summer at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers
Dive into the deep end and find your next divers' watch at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers. Located in Walnut and in San Gabriel, we are proud to provide luxury timepieces in Southern California. Explore models from the designers mentioned above and other available watches at our jewelry showroom where we can help you find your next diving watch. Let us help get you properly accessorized for the summer. Come to Hing Wa Lee Jewelers to find your desired diver timepiece.