The Best Dive Watches
Eight exceptional new timepieces
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Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritag ($1,695)
A second crown on the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage controls the inner timing ring on a watch style that was popular in the 1960s.
Seiko Prospex SPB-051J1 ($1,000)
With luminescent hands and dial suitable for night dives, the new Seiko Prospex SPB-051J1 pays homage to the brand’s first dive watch, from 1965.
Bell & Ross’s BR03-92 Diver ($3,700)
Its square shape is inspired by aircraft instruments, but with 1,000 feet of water resistance, Bell & Ross’s BR03-92 Diver is more of a submarine.
Tudor Black Bay Steel ($3,800)
Retro all the way to its riveted bracelet, the Tudor Black Bay Steel also comes with a woven strap for a more dressed-down look.
Superocean Heritage II ($4,700)
Breitling was an early pioneer of dive watches, and the Superocean Heritage II conjures a 1957 original.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 ($2,800)
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 is all business, with a case made of light, corrosion-resistant titanium.
Oris Aquis Small Seconds Date ($2,000)
Diving is rough on equipment, so the rotating timing ring on the Oris Aquis Small Seconds Date is made from scratchproof ceramic.
Luminor Submersible 1950 ($8,700)
Panerai started the big-watch trend in the nineties, but its new Luminor Submersible 1950 dials it back with a 42-millimeter case.