Watches worthy of underwater adventures.
Watches worthy of underwater adventures. (Hannah McCaughey)

The Best Dive Watches

Eight exceptional new timepieces

Watches worthy of underwater adventures.
Image

Bring out your underwater explorer. 


Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritag ($1,695)

(Courtesy Alpina)

A second crown on the Alpina Seastrong Diver Heritage controls the inner timing ring on a watch style that was popular in the 1960s. 

Buy Now


Seiko Prospex SPB-051J1 ($1,000)

(Courtesy Seiko)

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.

Buy Now


Bell & Ross’s BR03-92 Diver ($3,700) 

(Courtesy Bell & Ross)

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. 

Buy Now


Tudor Black Bay Steel ($3,800)

(Courtesy Tudor)

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. 

Buy Now


Superocean Heritage II ($4,700)

(Courtesy Breitling)

Breitling was an early pioneer of dive watches, and the Superocean Heritage II conjures a 1957 original.

Buy Now 


TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 ($2,800)

(Courtesy TAG Heuer)

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 is all business, with a case made of light, corrosion-resistant titanium.

Buy Now 


Oris Aquis Small Seconds Date ($2,000)

(Courtesy Oris)

Diving is rough on equipment, so the rotating timing ring on the Oris Aquis Small Seconds Date is made from scratchproof ceramic.

Buy Now 


Luminor Submersible 1950 ($8,700)

(Courtesy Panerai)

Panerai started the big-watch trend in the nineties, but its new Luminor Submersible 1950 dials it back with a 42-millimeter case. 

Buy Now

From Outside Magazine, August 2017 Lead Photo: Hannah McCaughey

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.

sms