Over the past couple of months, we have been showing you what’s new and hot from Baselworld 2018, but here, for the first time, assembled in one place, are the best of the divers from all the top brands.

Are there cheaper divers to be found out there? Of course, there are, but these are the divers that were grabbing all the headlines.

Although arguably less so now due to diver’s computers, a diver’s watch is still an indispensable companion. Its reliability still aids a diver’s safety, and to do that effectively they must be clearly legible, robust, precise and – of course – watertight. These new models that debuted at Baselworld ensure their wearers also look good on dry land.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea

Waterproof to 3,900 meters (12,800 feet), the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea features a 44-mm Oystersteel case with redesigned lugs and sides and a broader Oyster bracelet, as well as a correspondingly adapted Oysterlock folding safety clasp. This professional diver’s watch is equipped for the first time with caliber 3235. The unidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic.

How much?

CHF 11,200 with the black dial

CHF 11,450 with the D-blue dial

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

The Seamaster Diver 300M has numbered among the most popular professional diver’s watches since 1993. Omega presented a new generation of this beloved watch, featuring 14 models: six in stainless steel and eight combining stainless steel and gold with Master Chronometer Calibre 8800.

How much?

Starts at CHF4,400 depending on the reference

Longines HydroConquest

Watertight to 300 meters, this diver’s watch combines contemporary technology and the typical elegance for which Longines is renowned. The unidirectionally rotatable diver’s bezel is equipped with a scratch-resistant ceramic inlay that’s colored to harmonize with the grey, black or blue dial, which is adorned with a sunburst pattern. Super-LumiNova glows on the indices and hands.

How much?

Starts at $1,275

Breitling Superocean Héritage II B01 Chronograph 44

This new model is a reinterpretation of a legendary diver’s watch that Breitling introduced 60 years ago. The newcomer combines Breitling’s self-winding manufacture Calibre 01 and a stainless-steel case with a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel.

How much?

 $7660

Seiko Prospex The 1968 Automatic Diver’s Re-creation Limited Edition

Reference SLA025 commemorates a legendary Prospex diver’s watch from the 1960s. The limited edition consists of 1,500 models, each of which has a 44.8-millimetre-diameter stainless steel case that remains watertight to 300 meters. Calibre 8L55 has a 55-hour power reserve and can resist magnetic fields up to 16,000 A/m in intensity.

How much?

$5,400

 

Edox Sharkman II Limited Edition

We featured the new Edox Sharkman II in February. This watch’s 45-millimetre stainless steel case remains watertight to 100 bar, i.e. 1,000 meters. A scratch-resistant ceramic bezel can be used to preset the diving time and a helium valve allows molecules of the gas to escape. The back of the case sports an engraving. A Ronda quartz movement performs chronographic functions and shows the date at “4 o’clock”.

How much?

$1,195

Citizen Promaster Marine Eco-Drive 200m Diver Chronograph

Three new models join the ranks of this professional diver’s collection, which complies with ISO standard 6425. The chronographs offer a sleek design and an advanced Eco-Drive movement.functions and shows the date at “4 o’clock”.

How much?

From $405

 

 

 

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