As summer is at its peak and both the month of August and the back-to-school season looms in the horizon, many of us are planning late summer getaways to destinations ranging from tropical seaside resorts and mountainous hiking retreats to European tours and Mediterranean cruises.
Whether you’re vacationing off the shores of the Virgin Islands or the Greek Isles this late Summer, deep sea diving adventures, water sports and recreation will probably be on your vacation itinerary.
There is no better time than now to plan ahead for your forthcoming vacation and find a diving watch to complement your seafaring expeditions.
We’ve hand-selected a few of our favorite Diving watches at TheWatchery.com for you from some of the very best names in horology: Breitling, TAG Heuer, Omega and Oris. Not only do each of these premium crafted timepieces features precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside, each is also water-resistant to 500 meters or more.
Although Breitling is renowned for its aviator inspired timepieces, the brand’s deep-sea divers’ watches are in a league of their own. The Breitling Chronomat 44 Flying Fish automatic chronograph is an extraordinary diver’s watch with water-resistance to 500 meters or 1,650 feet. This dynamic and vigorous men’s timepiece features the premium grade stainless steel case in a brushed and polished finish, presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.
The unidirectional rotating stainless steel bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.
Additional features include a glare-proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, a locking screw-down crown and case back, along with a 70-hour power reserve. Breitling automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).
In the early 2000’s TAG Heuer set out to create the quintessential diver’s watch series with it Aquaracer timepiece collection. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Chronograph for men is an outstanding diver’s watch with water-resistance to 500 meters and a helium escape valve that provides added security when resurfacing from the deep sea.
The dynamic titanium carbide coated case in black ion-plated stainless steel case is presented on a durable black rubber strap with striking textured detail and a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.
The titanium unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the textured black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous baton hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial, locking screw-down crown and case back. TAG Heuer Aquaracer automatic men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 16mm thick.
Omega is a brand synonymous with deep-sea diving. The brand’s Seamaster timepiece has been the go-to diver’s watch by professional divers and diving enthusiasts for decades. The Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatic men’s chronograph lives up to its seafaring name with a built-in helium escape valve and water-resistance to 600 meters.
The outstanding premium-grade stainless steel case in a brushed and polished finish is presented on the signature triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel with a push-button clasp and wet-suit extension.
The unidirectional rotating bezel has u-notched outer rim and a bright orange top ring. The legible black dial features small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour sub-dials, along with an automatic date window, luminous sword hands and luminous baton hour markers.
Features include a 52-hour power reserve, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal this is glare-proof, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Omega Seamaster watch is 38mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the COSC.
With water-resistance to 1,000 meter or 3,300 feet, the Oris Col Moschin Limited-Edition Titan Pro Diver stands high above the rest. Oris collaborated with the Italian Special Forces regiment to create the ultimate diver’s watch.
The robust 48mm diameter, 16mm thick case in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium case has a brushed gunmetal gray finish. Titanium which is non-corrosive to salt water is considered the best metal for deep-sea diving. The case is presented on the outstanding black rubber strap with an adjustable push-button deployment clasp.
The tungsten bidirectional rotating bezel features the Oris patented Rotation Safety System which lifts and sets the outer bezel timer scale to safely set dive times and ensures the timer cannot be accidentally moved. The automatic helium escape valve offers security when resurfacing from the depths of the deep sea.
The black dial shines with Super Luminova hands and hour makers, along with a 42-hour power reserve window. The 21-jewel automatic movement inside assures you or precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a screw-down crown and titanium case back, along with a glare-proof sapphire crystal above the dial.
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Underwater diving image of deep sea coral in Belize courtesy of Wiki Commons.