An excellent timepiece is the ultimate statement of luxury for many reasons. Meticulous craftsmanship, beautiful design, and high-quality materials are just the bare minimum requirements for anyone to be an entrant in the saturated market of luxury timepieces. The luxury dive watch embodies itself as a true pioneer for the watch world, using the earliest forms of timekeeping as a tool for divers exploring the deep depths of the undiscovered ocean.
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As collectors and enthusiasts continue to appreciate the simplistic design of the diver watch, watchmakers of all kinds head to the drawing board to discover their own renditions of a classic design. In this special, we list the best luxury dive watches available on the market today. Shop any of the collector watches featured in this special by clicking the links below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY Daily for more luxury watch news and releases.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
This particular model, a Reference 15710ST Offshore Diver, is AP’s take on a ‘no frills’ dive watch. Compared to most References in the Offshore lineup, this watch keeps it relatively simple with the time, date, and an internal rotating dive timing bezel which is operated by the crown at the 10:00 position. It features a luminous orange macro-tapisserie dial with a matching handset, and an excellent integrated rubber strap manages to fit perfectly on the wrist despite its 42mm size.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015-12B40-52A features a 45mm titanium case with saphhire crystal glass protecting the luxurious blue dial. Other features include a self-winding automatic movement with a power reserve of 120 hours, a date complication, and a blue NATO strap secured with a pin buckle clasp.
Breitling Superocean 44mm
Aside from looking good, the new Superocean is also technical marvel.At 300m (1000ft) water resistance, this watch triples the minimum requirement for dive watches. The strap has a folding clasp that allows for micro-adjustments of up to 15mm for easy wear over rashies and dive suits. It’s scratch-proof ceramic-inlayed bezel means it will never wear or fade. For safety, the bezel is uni-directional on most sizes and bi-directional with a patented lock on the 44mm. This watch is also shock-, sand- and saltwater-resistant. It’s automatic Breitling Caliber 17 comes with a two-year warranty and approximate 38-hour power reserve.
Ernst Benz Chronodiver
World renowned for its theme of exploration, Ernst Benz developed this Limited Edition PVD coated version of the ChronoDiver using the Benz Micro Gauge as inspiration. The legibility, color variations, depth of the sub-dials and size of the hour-markers and hands achieve absolute clarity, which has become one of the most distinguishing features of the Great Circle Collection.
Omega Seamaster 300m 42mm
The OMEGA Seamaster range of watches was introduced in 1948, and ever since then, the Seamaster collection has been the reference point for divers’ watches throughout the world. A combination of innovative design, technology and style has assured the OMEGA Seamaster is the most desirable timepiece for all diving enthusiasts. Our OMEGA watch range guarantees comfort and reliability during any underwater venture.
Panerai Submersible Carbotech 3 Days
Originally designed for the commandos of the Italian Navy, the Luminor collection from Panerai is iconic and has been reinvented in many ways, whilst maintaining the traditional features that made the range so famous such as the crown-protecting bridge and cushion shaped case. With its black dial, black rubber strap and protective sapphire crystal glass, this confident timepiece is also incredibly stylish and features a small second display at the 9 o’clock, a 47mm black ceramic case and a date window at 3 o’clock.
Rolex presents the new generation of its Submariner and Submariner Date, watches that exemplify the historic links between Rolex and the world of diving. Both timepieces now feature a redesigned, slightly larger 41 mm case, whose profile is highlighted by the light reflections from the case sides and lugs, fitted on a remodeled bracelet.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 Automatic
No matter your personal taste or style, there are TAG Heuer Aquaracer watches to suit you. Transition from a day in the office to drinks after work with friends in a flash thanks to the style and sophistication of these timepieces. Blending high performance with a sports-lux design, the Tag Aquaracer mens and ladies watches are truly an investment worth making. Whether you are simply wanting to step out in style or head off on an adventure, these automatic watches are the perfect companion. With a range of designs available in the collection for sale online or in our stores, you are guaranteed to find the perfect addition for you.
Tudor Black Bay
The iconic Tudor Heritage Black Bay collection reflects the brand’s rich history in producing world class diving watches that are fully equipped to meet the needs of timekeeping beneath the waves. With its domed dial, classic lines and signature snowflake hands, this Tudor Black Bay Men’s Watch optimizes performance with its caliber MT5602 self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Ulysse Nardin Diver 42mm
A sporty appeal, while taking a radical step towards transparency Diver X Skeleton is an explosive fusion between the sporty design of a Diver and technical prowess of the Executive Skeleton. It’s a match that was written in the stars. The case, microbeaded on the sides with satin polished lugs, are coated in blue PVD. Orange details add vibrant pops of colour and emphasize the model’s sports origins. The hour markers of Diver X Skeleton have to be secretly connected to the dial, so they appear to be floating. To achieve the sensation of depth, overlaid layers are used to emphasize the tiered construction of the central “X”.