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Q:

The Best New Mechanical Watches: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver

I’m looking for something waterproof and rugged for the ocean, but that polishes up for a meeting at work.

    Photo: Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix

A:Sure it’s good to know the Pontos S Diver will survive minor shocks and depths to 600 feet. But we love it for the clean vintage face, illuminated numbers on the bezel, and the little serifed digits appearing in the date window. One crown turns the bezel so you can time your dives. The other sets the watch. There’s also a small port on the side for expelling helium, a gas used in deep-sea diving that can cause a watch-ruining build-up of hydrogen.

Diameter
: 43 mm
Price
: $3,000 (Available in October.)

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