Diving watches, often referred to as diver’s or dive watches, are exactly what the name implies. They’re robust pieces made to survive deep water pressures and were originally intended for that purpose.
These days, divers are usually using dive computers when exploring the aquatic depths, but diving watches persist as a staple in watch fashion.
Diving watches usually share a few common traits. They’re generally large, and they usually, but not always, feature a sportier, more complicated look than the average dress watch.
However, the most important characteristic of a diving watch is that it must be rated for at least 100 meters of water resistance to earn its mark in accordance with the ISO 6425 standard.
So let’s strap on our snorkels and flippers and take a look at some of our favorite diving watches.
This diver really lives up to its name! A rose gold-colored skeleton dial proudly shows off the meticulous inner workings of the Swiss craftsmanship while 4 separate luminescent hands wind their way around, including a hand for the day/night cycle.
The Hublot Calibre automatic movement has a huge 72-hour power reserve, so it’s okay to just float around for a while and watch the fishes without having to wind the spring.
See the Hublot Big Bang Unico today.
Remember what we said earlier about diving watches usually being large and having a sporty, complex look? The Oris Divers Sixty-Five tosses that all out the window in favor of a classic understated aesthetic. The only complication to be found on the gorgeous green dial is the date.
Don’t let the simple look fool you, though. This watch is certified for 100m of water resistance and ready to brave the depths with it’s compact, no-nonsense craftsmanship. It just happens to look so classy that you can wear it to a wedding, too.
See the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Green Dial today.
Like the name implies, this beauty is rated for a whopping 300 meters of water resistance. That’s also about how far our jaws dropped when we first saw that beautiful black dial with the three subdials and the black numbered bezel.
With a 44mm case size, this timepiece really sticks out in a crowd and you’ll never have to worry about being lost beneath the waves at any social engagement.
See the Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M today.
Since we’re on the topic of black dial watches, this Gucci treat takes it a step beyond for a nearly all-black aesthetic. The silver tone hands and markers really pop from the blacker-than-night dial and bezel. Even the crown is pitch black.
Rated for 200m of water resistance and with a solid rubber band attached to it, this piece is ready to go anywhere you are. You’ll be the most fashionable fish in the sea.
See the Gucci Dive Black Dial today.
Tag Heuer must have been feeling blue when they made this mechanical wonder. The blue dial, blue bezel, and blue leather strap have us feeling the call of the sea, and the skeleton dial exposes fascinating Calibre Heuer 02 automatic movement to any interested dolphins that might be nearby.
See the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 Blue Skeleton Dial today.
These are just some of our diving watch selections. Feel free to dive into our catalog and find a watch that has all the depth you’re looking for in a luxury timepiece.