The best diving watches for 2019

Look at the wrists of the rich and famous and you’re certain to stumble upon something flashy like an Omega Seamaster or Rolex Submariner. And what’s not to like? They look effortlessly cool and are ever so practical, whether you intend to entertain water or not.

What is a diving watch?

In a nutshell, it’s a watch that can withstand the pressure of deep water. While dive computers have replaced the need to use a dive watch, many people choose to wear one in case of computer failure. But today’s diving watches offer so much more than water resistance, making them an incredibly popular timepiece for collectors.

The first ever ‘waterproof’ watch was created by Rolex back in the 1920s. The style was simple but so effective – a case front and back screwed down onto the middle and a crown screwed down onto a pillar sticking out of the case, identical to a submarine hatch.

But which watches are making waves for buyers today?

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

This family of ‘Seamaster’ watches which launched over 70 years ago, is still in high demand. These were modelled on watches created by the Ministry of Defence for Allied troops and matched the Rolex Submariner for its water resistance ability.

Pierce Brosnan famously wore a stunning blue dialed version of the timepiece back in 1994 and most recently, Daniel Craig wore one in Casino Royale in 2006. Last year, Omega celebrated the 25th anniversary of the watch, by introducing an improved version of this watch in Basel. Today the favourite offers a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel and a wavy dial motif.

Oris Aquis Clean Ocean

This beautiful model was launched at this year’s Baselworld, shortly after a new partnership was formed between Pacific Garbage Screening – a company that develops technology to capture plastic before it goes into the sea and Oris, which is well known for its efforts to help restore the Great Barrier Reef.

But it will be hard to grasp one as only 2,000 of the 300-metre water resistant watches were created. Even the boxed are made from environmentally friendly algae and recycled plastic.

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea

Most surprisingly worn recently by Masters-winning Tiger Woods, this watch can withstand 3,900 metres on a deep descent. The Rolex timepiece was inspired by James Cameron’s dive over 11,000 metres to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench seven years ago. But this stunner is far too good to be wasted under the depths of the sea.

From twilight blue to midnight black, its two-tone gradient dial represents that deep dive.

Tudor Pelagos

The model 25600TN-95820T is a beautiful men’s timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement with a titanium case. It has a round shape face, date dial and has hand dots style markers. It is completed with a titanium band that opens and closes with a deployment clasp.

A fantastic example of a tool watch and symbol of adventure, the Pelagos is one of the most traditional mechanical diver’s watches on the market today.

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