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

The Best Dive Watches

Eight exceptional new timepieces

Watches worthy of underwater adventures.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Superocean Heritage II ($4,700)

(Courtesy Breitling)

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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From Outside Magazine, August 2017 Lead photo: Hannah McCaughey

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