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Underwater Wednesday: 4 Luxury Men’s Diving Watches

by Michael Weare
6 February, 2013
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

Underwater Wednesday

Underwater Wednesday is a new series which will look at one of the most popular watch genres in the world of watches; the diver. It doesn’t matter if the closest you get to water is a plastic cup from the water cooler, a good quality diver on a medium to well tanned wrist gives you an air of adventure, machismo and derring-do. Here Leo Parker of The Watch Gallery presents 4 luxury divers for your scuba diving daydreams.

If you have an avid diver in your family (and you’re feeling particularly generous) there are some fantastic men’s luxury watches that are tailor made for those with a love of diving and the deep blue sea.

Some of the world’s biggest watchmakers have collections dedicated to those with an affinity for diving and it’s important to have some of the best gear when it comes to diving – so, with that in mind, let’s take a look at 4 of the best luxury diving watches for men:

Longines Hydroconquest £890 Approx

Longines Hydroconquest

Longines are one of the world’s oldest and most respected watchmakers and they are particularly accomplished when it comes to crafting high-end watches for divers – such as the stunning Longines Hydroconquest watch pictured above. It boasts an array of impressive features which make it a great timepiece for those who want to plumb the depths of the world’s oceans. Just some of these features include a stainless steel case with uni-directional bezel, 300m water resistance, chronograph functionality and red seconds hand. A first class diving watch for under £1000.

Alpina Extreme Diver £1,120 Approx

Alpina Extreme Diver

For those who are taking part in their own adventure, or have promised to set out on one, Alpina is a long established Swiss brand with a great sports watch heritage. The Alpina Extreme Diver’s case is made of anti-corrosive materials, has a non-scratch sapphire crystal face, water resistance up to 300m and is outfitted with an extendable bracelet that can fit over a wet suit. The stainless steel mesh bracelet ensures durability and a simple yet elegant black face guarantees readability. The bezel is unidirectional, has luminous markers, and is used to set the maximum time a diver plans to be under water.

Bell & Ross BR02 Instrument 44mm £2,600 Approx

Bell and Ross BR02

This superbly crafted timepiece from French/Swiss watchmakers, Bell & Ross, is definitely the sort of luxury diving watch that ticks all the right boxes from a style and functionality point of view. It boasts an impressive 44mm black carbon coated steel case and a monumentally high water resistance of 1000m. In addition to this, the Bell & Ross BR02 Instrument watch above will give you a Swiss-made self-winding automatic movement, high-contrast white luminous hands and a highly durable black leather strap – and change from £3000!

Bremont Supermarine £3,200 Approx

Bremont Supermarine

It goes without saying that diving watches need to be resilient in nature and few are made from sterner stuff than the Bremont Supermarine watch above. This incredibly striking timepiece will leave you in no doubt of its ruggedness from the moment you hit the water and it is little wonder that Bremont have become one of the most popular luxury watchmakers amongst the diving fraternity. This exquisitely crafted watch offers many features that will leave you impressed, including an automatic helium escape valve, bi-colour sapphire Superluminova coated rotating bezel and a highly scratch resistant hardened steel case. One of the finest examples of a high-end diving watches currently on the market.

All images have been used with permission of The Watch Gallery

Title picture courtesy of Watchuseek Contributor Sponon

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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