Whether you’re diving into the ocean or just like a sporty look, one thing’s for sure: Deep dive watches usually spend more time on land than under the sea.
After conquering the technical requirements for diving, watchmakers added useful land-based complications like flyback chronographs and calendars, and made them more attractive for everyday wear with decorated and guilloché dials.
Here, we round up our favorites, from a watch that will take you 2.5 miles below the earth’s surface (you’ll be dead, but your watch will still work), to a mechanical watch with chiming alarms and a sturdy everyday dive watch.
Superocean Héritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown
A historic dive watch, the original Superocean debuted in 1957. In a recent edition, Breitling partnered with surfer Kelly Slater to introduce a first for the brand: a strap made with Econyl yarn from Outerknown (co-founded by Slater himself), which repurposes fishing nets (a large ocean polluter) and recycles them into yarn. The watch is a COSC-certified chronometer with 60-second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters; it also shows the day and date. The black DLC-coated stainless-steel case contrasts nicely with the ocean-blue dial. For legibility underwater, the triangle at 12 o’clock on the bezel has a Super- Luminova-coated dot (the hour and minute hands are coated as well).
Contact: Breitling in New York, +1 855 999 1884, breitling.com