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.
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.
Starts at CHF4,400 depending on the reference
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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