Summertime means water sports, seaside retreats, and spending time out on the water relishing in the warm weather and golden rays of summer. When it comes to tough watches ready to be soaked, submerged, and sprayed with water, a diving watch (commonly cited as a dive watch), is essential in your collection. Make the most of your summer and leave your worries behind with a watch that can stand up to any aquatic adventure.
What is A Dive Watch?
For a timepiece to earn the moniker of a diving watch, it must feature a water resistance of at least 100-meters. Furthermore, contemporary dive watches will equip their tickers with a resistance of 200 to 300-meters. To guarantee the safety of each individual, the timepiece must meet the standards set out by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines test standards and functions for underwater instruments. Brands that comply with these strict standards are etched with the word "DIVER'S" to notify the purchaser that the timepiece is suitable for scuba diving, among various underwater exploration activities.
The Master of the Sea: The Omega Seamaster Professional 300M Diver
Launched in 1957, Omega's Seamaster has received subtle updates since the brand reimagined the renowned timepiece in 1993. This timepiece, most notably seen on the wrist of James Bond, is the epitome of athletic designs coupled with a dapper edge.
If you are looking for a sleek watch with a thematic presence, then this Omega Seamaster Diver is for you. Encased in a fine-brushed and polished stainless steel case, measuring 42-mm-in-diameter, this timepiece slips under a shirt cuff—or on top of a wetsuit—effortlessly.
The cobalt blue ceramic dial comes embellished with a laser-engraved wave motif that feels right at home on the water. This dive watch, of course, is affixed with a unidirectional rotating dive bezel, bearing a 60-minute scale surrounded by an azure-blue ceramic ring. The scale's markings are filled with Super-LumiNova for easy reading underwater.
Minimalist and Sturdy: The Breitling Superocean Héritage II
A timepiece that captures high-precision complications while emitting minimalistic aesthetics, the Superocean Héritage II is a distinguished timepiece admired in the aquatic universe. Breitling baptized this timepiece in 1957, which has continued to exceed all other diving instruments for decades.
This COSC-certified chronometer, notable for its robust self-winding B20 movement, stays afloat with a power reserve of 70-hours, and water protection of 200-meters. The smooth case contour—constructed from an amalgam of rubber, ceramic, and stainless steel—is handsome for adventures underwater or on evening occasions.
A configuration of a hearty and sly design utilizes arrow-shaped hands filled with luminescent-white Super-LumiNova for unbeatable clarity. The retro-design, evocative of its diving brothers, is mounted with a unidirectional bezel manufactured of shadow-black ceramic.
Audaciously Aquatic: The TAG Heuer Aquaracer
Staying true to its fearless and distinctive heritage, TAG Heuer's Aquaracer encapsulates the summertime essence of utilitarian and avant-garde timekeeping. Revving its heart is the brand's automatic movement Caliber 5, rippling at a vibration of 28,800 with 300-meter water resistance.
One of the most striking components of this masterful dive watch is the bezel. Encompassing the opalescent black-hued dial is its bezel daubed with a tortoise-shell pattern glazed in resin. The indexes and baton-shaped hands, saturated with luminesce white Super-LumiNova stand in bold contrast with its sunray-brushed motif on the face for seamless visibility of the passage of time underwater.
Robust and Handsome: The Panerai Submersible
The unrivaled survival instrument for professional divers, the Submersible timepiece manufactured by Italian watchmaker Panerai is the epitome of reliable, rugged, and striking design. Sought after for its unparalleled luminosity coined Luminor, which has been a signature of the brand since its conception.
This hearty timepiece, inspired by the brand's military heritage, comes encased in svelte polished titanium amidst Panerai's distinguished luminous ultra-neon green hues awash on the dial and bezel. Underneath the cushion-shaped dial is its mechanical movement rippling the small seconds sub-dial and offering water resistance of 300-meters.
Find Your Summer Dive Watch at Bhindi Jewelers
Dive into the deep end at our custom-built retail stores, which grants our clientele an unparalleled luxury watch shopping experience. When stopping by one of our locations in Artesia, Glendale, Decatur, or Newark, customers can submerge themselves within our multi-level timepiece showrooms. For more information on discovering your next dive watch, visit our watch specialists at Bhindi Jewelers or swim through our website to browse our top watch brands.